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Atatürk: An Intellectual Biography

M. Sükrü Hanioglu


When Mustafa Kemal Atatürk became the first president of Turkey in 1923, he set about transforming his country into a secular republic where nationalism sanctified by science would reign supreme as the new religion. This book provides an in-depth look at the intellectual life of the Turkish Republic's founder. It frames him within the historical context of the turbulent age in which he lived, and explores the uneasy transition from the late Ottoman imperial order to the modern Turkish state through his life and ideas. The book takes readers from Atatürk's youth as a Muslim boy in the volatile ... More

Keywords: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Turkey, secular republic, Turkish nationalism, Turkish Republic, Young Turks movement, scientism, materialism, social Darwinism, positivism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780691175829
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691175829.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

M. Sükrü Hanioglu, author
Princeton University