Accession Number : AD0678649

Title :   THE ATATURK REVOLUTION IN TURKEY. RELIGION AND REVOLUTION, A STUDY IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS AND RELIGION.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST DEPT OF GOVERNMENT

Personal Author(s) : Lewy,Guenter

Report Date : AUG 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : Beginning with a brief discussion of the decline and fall of the Ottoman Empire, the report analyzes the interplay between Ataturk and the forces of religious traditionalism in the Turkish revolution. Special attention is given to the role of religion in the struggle for national sovereignty that ended in 1923. The report concludes with a brief discussion of the position of Islam in contemporary Turkish society. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*POLITICAL SCIENCE, TURKEY), HISTORY, RELIGION

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE