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Ottoman odyssey travels through a lost empire scott alev on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers ottoman odyssey travels through a lost empire. Buy ottoman odyssey travels through a lost empire shortlisted for the stanford dolman travel book of the year award by scott alev isbn 9781784293215 from amazons book store everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Alev scotts odyssey began when she looked beyond turkeys borders for contemporary traces of the ottoman empire their 800 year rule ended a century ago and yet travelling through twelve countries from kosovo to greece to palestine she uncovers a legacy thats vital and relevant where medieval ethnic diversity meets 21st century nationalism and displaced people seek. This book is a gem written by a young woman whose depth and wisdom far surpass her age as she travels through many parts of the ottoman empire that disappeared in the ruins of world war i she finds evidence of the continuing presence of the culture language and traditions that defined a lively community for over 500 years. Ottoman odyssey travels through a lost empire alev scott pegasus may 2019 quercus october 2018 a century on turkish leaders have begun making explicit ottoman references in discussing turkeys future regional and global role