Books

In his book, Mahathir’s Islam: Mahathir Mohamad on Religion and Modernity in Malaysia, Sven Schottmann provides a detailed analysis of Dr. Mahathir’s statements and commentaries on Islamic principles, guiding the reader through a particular era in modern Malaysian politics, and analyses Dr. Mahathir’s modernization process in the light of a process of institutionalized Islamization. This review both summarizes and critically evaluates the author’s main arguments.

Daniel A. Stolz, in his book, The Lighthouse and the Observatory: Islam, Science, and Empire in the Late Ottoman Egypt, tells the interesting story of late Ottoman Egypt and astronomy, looking at how astronomy connected.

This review is a critical evaluation of the book, “Contemporary Perspectives on Turkey’s EU Accession Process: A Reluctant European?” edited by Catherine MacMillan.

This review is a critical evaluation of the book, “Democracy in Africa: Successes, Failures, and the Struggle for Political Reform” by Nic Cheeseman.

This book includes summaries and highlights of keynote speeches, seven public and seven closed sessions of the TRT World Forum 2017.

TRT World Research Centre has recently published a book on the phenomenon of the July 15 and TRT World’s specific memory of it. Apart from gathering evidence linking the coup to the organization behind it, the book tells the story of the raid on the TRT World headquarters through the accounts of employees.

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