Insight Turkey Volume 19 No. 3 Book Reviews

Why Did Europe Conquer The World?

As its name suggests, this is a book that attempts to answer one of the greatest historical puzzles of all times: Why did a couple of Western European states conquer the world?

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The Shape of the New: Four Big Ideas and How They Made the Modern World

The Shape of the New consists of two parts, seven chapters and a conclusion. The subtitle, “Four Big Ideas and How

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On the State: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1989-1992

This book features Bourdieu’s examination of the ‘state,’ both as a concept and a polity. It touches upon the mechanism, theories and

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Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia’s Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane

This book tells the magnificent tale of the spread of knowledge and the development of sciences in Central

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Global Climate Change, Environment and Energy: Global Challenges and Opportunities to Global Stability

This book discusses global climate change by focusing on the interdependence between energy

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Migration, Ethics & Power: Spaces of Hospitality in International Politics

There are several reasons why people choose to migrate to another country. In addition to economic or socio-cultural motivations,

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Engineers of Jihad: The Curious Connection Between Violent Extremism and Education

Over the past decade, radicalization studies have been enriched by new, multi-disciplinary approaches and perspectives revising old and

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From Deep State to Islamic State: The Arab Counter-Revolution and Its Jihadi Legacy

Major changes have taken place in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) since the eruption of the ‘Arab Spring’ in 2010.

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The Circassian: A Life of Esref Bey, Late Ottoman Insurgent and Special Agent

Kuşçubaşızade Eşref (d. 1964) is probably one of the most complicated and elusive figures in the

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How to Choose a Leader: Machiavelli’s Advice to Citizens

How to Choose a Leader: Machiavelli’s Advice to Citizens is a commendable work by author Maurizio Viroli on the traits that citizens

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