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Zürcher, Erik Jan

Overview
Works: 133 works in 502 publications in 8 languages and 9,771 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Military history  Sources  Biography  Diaries  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Compiler, Contributor, edi, Opponent
Classifications: DR577, 956.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Erik Jan Zürcher
Turkey : a modern history by Erik Jan Zürcher( )

118 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building upon and updating its twin themes, this revised edition focuses on Turkey's continuing incorporation into the capitalist world and the modernization of state and society
The young Turk legacy and nation building : from the Ottoman Empire to Atatürk's Turkey by Erik Jan Zürcher( )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The narrative of 'The Young Turk Legacy and Nation Building' is that of the essential continuity of the late Ottoman Empire with the Republic of Turkey that was founded in 1923. Erik Jan Zürcher shows that Kemal's 'ideological toolkit' contained many values shared by other young Turks
Men of order : authoritarian modernization under Ataturk and Reza Shah by Touraj Atabaki( )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Men of Order is the first attempt to compare and contrast the 'authoritarian modernization' of Ataturk and Reza Shah in the 1920s and 1930s and to trace the development and implementation of this modernization, assessing its effect on both states. The contributors to this book form a team of internationally renowned scholars. They explore the religious impediments facing both rulers; the development of arbitrary rule; the role of political parties, especially in the single-party regime in Turkey; cultural innovation including 'dress codes for men'; language reform; the building up of armies and exercise of foreign policy. The book reveals Reza Shah and Ataturk - the icons of authoritarian modernization - each as a unique mixture of the 'reforming pasha' of the nineteenth century and European dictators of twentieth-century Europe. It is thus a ground-breaking study connecting the political the historical phenomena central to any understanding of the twentieth century."--Jacket
Fighting for a living : a comparative history of military labour 1500-2000 by Erik Jan Zürcher( )

24 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fighting for a living investigates the circumstances that have produced starkly different systems of recruiting and employing soldiers in different parts of the globe, over the last 500 years. Offering a wide range of case studies taken from Europe, America, the Middle East and Asia, this volume is not military history in the traditional sense, but looks at military service and warfare as forms of labour, and at soldiers as workers. Military employment offers excellent opportunities for international comparison: armies as a form of organized violence are ubiquitous, and soldiers, in one form or another, are always part of the picture, in any period and in every region. Fighting for a living is the first study to undertake a systematic comparative analysis of military labour. It therefore will be of interest to both labour historians and military historians, as well as to sociologists, political scientists, and other social scientists"--Back cover
Identity politics in Central Asia and the Muslim world : nationalism, ethnicity and labour in the twentieth century by Illen Van Schendel( )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Turkish and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nationalism was regarded as a positive force shaping ""modern"" societies and states but in Europe it has been overshadowed by the disasters of two world wars. Outside Europe it has continued to enjoy a heyday throughout the 20th century. Covering Turkey, Iran, Abghazia, Uzbekistan, Tajikstan, Afganistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh, this study lays bare the counter-forces unleashed by the project of nationalist modernization, and the stimulation of identity politics as the result of ruthless repression of minority languages, culture, traditions and religion - the life-blood of minority ethnicity
Jihad and Islam in World War I. Studies on the Ottoman Jihad at the centenary of Snouck Hurgronje's "Holy war made in Germany" by Erik Jan Zürcher( )

27 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently the media have reverberated with references to Jihad and Jihadists. A hundred years ago, however, after the Ottoman Empire’s entry into World War I, the proclamation of Jihad by the Sultan-Caliph in Constantinople also made the headlines. This book investigates the background and nature of the Ottoman Jihad proclamation in addition to its effects in the wider Middle East - both among the Arabs and the Turks, and among Sunni Muslims as well as Shi’ites. It brings to light the German hopes for and British fears of a worldwide uprising of Muslims in the colonial empires at that time. This study scrutinises, moreover, the fierce academic debates caused by the Jihad proclamation, in which the 1915 manifesto of Leiden Islam scholar Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje (“Holy War Made in Germany”) played a key role
Three months in Mao's China : between the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution by E Zürcher( )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the fall of 1964, sinologist Erik Zürcher travelled to China for the first time, a country he had been studying since 1947. A collection of Zürcher's personal writings from his trip, including letters and diary entries, this book offers not only new insights about the great scholar, but also a rich picture of communist China, which was in those days still almost completely inaccessible to Westerners. During a tumultuous time in world politics, as Nikita Khrushchev was deposed, Lyndon Johnson won the US presidential election against Barry Goldwater, and China became a nuclear power, Zürcher experienced the reality of China under Mao Zedong. Only recently discovered, these documents portray, viewed through an expert's eye, a land in the midst of its own massive political, social, and economic change. Both a fascinating account by an informed outsider and a reminder of just how much China and the rest of the world have changed over the last fifty years, this is essential reading for anyone interested in East Asia and Asian history as a whole
Socialism and nationalism in the Ottoman Empire, 1876-1923( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Unionist factor : the rôle of the Committee of Union and Progress in the Turkish National Movement, 1905-1926 by Erik Jan Zürcher( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and Turkish and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arming the state : military conscription in the Middle East and Central Asia, 1775-1925 by Erik Jan Zürcher( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presents a fresh approach to our understanding of conscription -- the main form of military recruitment during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries."
Workers and the working class in the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish Republic, 1839-1950( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political opposition in the early Turkish Republic : the progressive Republican Party, 1924-1925 by Erik Jan Zürcher( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and Turkish and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Europese Unie, Turkije en de islam by Wetenschappelijke Raad voor het Regeringsbeleid (Netherlands)( )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in Dutch and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wetenschappelijk onderzoek naar de vraag in hoeverre de islam een belemmering vormt voor de toetreding van Turkije tot de Europese Unie
TURKEY by Erik Jan Zürcher( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fighting for a Living by Erik Jan Zürcher( )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fighting for a Living investigates the circumstances that have produced starkly different systems of recruiting and employing soldiers in different parts of the globe over the last 500 years. It does so on the basis of a wide range of case studies taken from Europe, Africa, America, the Middle East and Asia. The novelty of "Fighting for a Living" is that it is not military history in the traditional sense (concentrating at wars and battles or on military technology) but that it looks at military service and warfare as forms of labour, and at the soldiers as workers. Military employment offers excellent opportunities for this kind of international comparison. Where many forms of human activity are restricted by the conditions of nature or the stage of development of a given society, organized violence is ubiquitous. Soldiers, in one form or another, are always part of the picture, in any period and in every region. Nevertheless, Fighting for a Living is the first study to undertake a systematic comparative analysis of military labour. It therefore speaks to two distinct, and normally quite separate, communities: that of labour historians and that of military historians. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched
Turkey in the twentieth century = La Turquie au vingtieme siecle( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and French and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turkije, een moderne geschiedenis by Erik Jan Zürcher( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in Dutch and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschiedenis van Turkije van ca. 1850 tot heden
Het verre Oosten : oog in oog met het China van Mao by E Zürcher( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in Dutch and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dagboek en brieven, geschreven door een Leidse hoogleraar geschiedenis van Oost-Azië tijdens een reis door communistisch China in 1964
Storia della Turchia : dalla fine dell'impero ottomano ai giorni nostri by Erik Jan Zürcher( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Italian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identity politics in Central Asia and the Muslim world : nationalism, ethnicity and labour in the twentieth century( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Men of order : authoritarian modernization under Ataturk and Reza Shah
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The young Turk legacy and nation building : from the Ottoman Empire to Atatürk's TurkeyMen of order : authoritarian modernization under Ataturk and Reza ShahIdentity politics in Central Asia and the Muslim world : nationalism, ethnicity and labour in the twentieth centuryThe Unionist factor : the rôle of the Committee of Union and Progress in the Turkish National Movement, 1905-1926Arming the state : military conscription in the Middle East and Central Asia, 1775-1925Workers and the working class in the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish Republic, 1839-1950Identity politics in Central Asia and the Muslim world : nationalism, ethnicity and labour in the twentieth century
Alternative Names
Erik-Jan Zürcher Dutch historian and university professor

Erik-Jan Zürcher Nederlands historicus

Zürcher, E. 1953-

Zürcher, Erik 1953-

Zürcher, Erik J.

Zürcher, Erik J. 1953-

Zürcher, Erik J. (Erik Jan)

Zürcher, Erik-Jan 1953-

Эрик-Ян Цюрхер нидерландский тюрколог

אריק-יאן צורכר

צורשר, אריק יאן

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