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An Englishwoman in Angora

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Middle East and Asia Minor

  • Date Published: April 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108074216

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  • Grace Ellison (d.1935) was a journalist with an enthusiasm for Turkish culture. She had previously published works on life in a liberal Turkish family, and on the experiences of two modern Turkish women in Europe, which have also been reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection. In this 1923 book, she recounts what she found on revisiting Turkey in the aftermath of the First World War and the war between Turkey and Greece which had arisen after the dismemberment of the Ottoman empire. Passionately pro-Turk, Ellison was dismayed at the peace treaties' punitive effect on Turkey. This work describes a journey via Athens (filled with destitute refugees) and devastated Smyrna to Angora (Ankara), the small town which was the new capital of the Turkish Republic, where she had several meetings with Mustafa Kemal, the reforming president. This is a partisan but fascinating view of the birth of modern Turkey.

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    • Date Published: April 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108074216
    • length: 378 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.55kg
    • contains: 14 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword
    1. On board the Pierre Loti
    2. Turkey and tolerance
    3. Malta
    4. Athens
    5. Smyrna
    6. British chivalry
    7. Smyrna (cont.)
    8. Emotions and impressions
    9. More impressions
    10. A journey on foot
    11. A public meeting at Ouchak
    12. A luggage train
    13. A third-class compartment
    14. In the 'train de luxe'
    15. Angora I
    16. Angora II
    17. Angora III
    18. The Ghazi Mustapha Kemal Pasha
    19. An interview with the Ghazi Mustapha Kemal Pasha
    20. Mustapha Kemal Pasha
    21. A Turkish cabinet
    22. Turkish cabinet
    23. The foreign colony in Angora
    24. Halide Edib Hanoum, author and patriot
    25. Hospitals
    26. Last days in Angora
    27. Rome, the eternal city
    28. Three diplomats at Rome
    29. En route for Constantinople
    30. From Bilidjik to Broussa by yaili
    31. A few days in Broussa
    32. Constantinople no longer the capital
    33. Lausanne Palace hotel
    34. Turkey and the League of Nations
    35. The future
    Index.

  • Author

    Grace Ellison

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