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Postby 2fan » Sun Jul 24, 2005 5:51 pm

I recently read three books:

"Turkey Unveiled" by Hugh Pope and his wife. Decent book but typical condescending attitute toward Turks.

"Ataturk" By Andrew Mango. By far the best modern biography of Ataturk.

"Sons of the Conquerors" Hugh Pope does a 180 and almost becomes a Turcophile. :shock:
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Re: Books I read

Postby DigenisAkritas » Mon Jul 25, 2005 3:56 pm

2fan wrote:I recently read three books:

"Turkey Unveiled" by Hugh Pope and his wife. Decent book but typical condescending attitute toward Turks.

"Ataturk" By Andrew Mango. By far the best modern biography of Ataturk.

"Sons of the Conquerors" Hugh Pope does a 180 and almost becomes a Turcophile. :shock:


I usually have 4 or 5 books on the go at once. I finished these in the last 2 months.

"Cyprus: Hostage to History" - Christopher Hitchens.

Hitchens' Book is without a doubt the best one available on the Cyprus problem.

"The Byzantine Empire" - Robert Browning.

A General overview of Byzantine History from the 5th Century AD to the 15th Century.

"A History of Byzantine State and Society" - Warren Treadgold.

Interesting study of the workings of Byzantine Government and wider Society itself. The parts about how the Byzantine Senate gradually became non-existent are interesting.

"The Making of the Roman Army: From Republic to Empire" - Lawrence Keppie.

Really interesting book on the evolution of Rome's Armies from Citizen to Professional based.

"A Concise History of Byzantium" - Warren Treadgold.

Good book on Constantinople and how it came to become the 'Centre of the World'.

"Prophet of Doom: Islam's Terrorist Dogma in Muhammad's Own Words" - Craig Winn.

Excellent book, exposes the Quran and the Hadiths.

"The Myth of Islamic Tolerance: How Islamic Law Treats Non-Muslims" - Robert Spencer.

A good study into Islamic Law, using Historical Examples of the Arab and Ottoman Caliphates as well as that detailed in the Quran itself.
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Postby Khan » Mon Jul 25, 2005 4:11 pm

I too just read Sons of the Conquerors, excellent book. Pope has a good understanding of what it means to be Turkish.

Will also get round to Clash of Civlisations by Samuel P Huntington and Ottoman Centuries by Patrick Kinross when i can.
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Postby fi » Mon Aug 01, 2005 3:13 pm

Have you guys read any books by Milan Kundera???

I strongly recommend "The unbearable lightness of being" and the most powerful "Inmortality"
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Postby christian » Sun Aug 14, 2005 11:09 pm

i m now reading...Introduction to Reiki....its a book about treatmen of mind,spirit and body!i recommend it to everyone!
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Postby Olga » Wed Sep 07, 2005 4:14 pm

I have recently read The Da Vinci Code.
Has anybody else read it?
What do you think about it?
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Postby Melis » Wed Sep 07, 2005 10:14 pm

I really recommend Echoes From The Dead Zone (Across the Cyprus divide), by Yiannis Papadakis
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Postby Sotos » Wed Sep 07, 2005 10:24 pm

I have recently read The Da Vinci Code.
Has anybody else read it?

My girlfriend did. She said it is ok but that author wrote better books :D I don't read fiction. I prefer to watch movies based on books. When Da Vinci Code becomes a movie I will watch it :wink:
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Postby sk » Thu Sep 08, 2005 12:05 am

i read the da vinci code.......its a cool story for making a movie,nothing more......
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Postby Sotos » Fri Sep 09, 2005 1:08 am

its a cool story for making a movie,nothing more

Cool. I hope the movie will be a good one! :D
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