Carter Vaughn Findley. The Turks in World History (2005)
Beginning in Inner Asia two thousand years ago, the Turks have migrated and expanded to form today’s Turkish Republic, five post-Soviet republics, other societies across Eurasia, and a global diaspora. For the first time in a single, accessible volume, this book traces the Turkic peoples’ trajectory from steppe, to empire, to nation-state. Cultural, economic, social, and political history unite in these pages to illuminate the projection of Turkic identity across space and time and the profound transformations marked successively by the Turks’ entry into Islam and into modernity.
Note: Carter Vaughn Findley is Professor of History at Ohio State University. He is a past president of the World History Association and the Turkish Studies Association.