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With The Turk In Wartime

Marmaduke Pickthall

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150 pages / Published: 2018

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In 1913, four years before he converted to Islam and seventeen years before he would publish his renowened translation of the Quran, Marmaduke Pickthall journeyed to Turkey to investigate the state of the country after the Ottoman coup d'etat earlier that year.

A self-professed lover of the East and of Islam, Pickthall's curiosity drove him to take lodgings with an expat Englishwoman who had adopted a Turkish way of living. During his stay, Pickthall spoke with the Turks, Greeks, Armenians and foreigners about politics, religion, gender and war.

In With the Turk in Wartime, Pickthall draws on vivid descriptions of Turkish scenes, impassioned political discussions and humourous incidents arising from cultural differences, and explores the role of foreign powers in Turkey, and the fate of a people he holds dear. Infused with the author's kind-hearted and open-minded sensibility, this travel journal is sure to inform and delight.

Name

Marmaduke Pickthall

Country

United Kingdom

Biography

Marmaduke Pickthall was a Western Islamic scholar noted for his English translation of the Qur'an (1930). A convert from Christianity, Pickthall was a novelist, esteemed by D. H. Lawrence, H. G. Wells, and E. M. Forster, as well as a journalist, headmaster, and political and religious leader. He declared his conversion to Islam in dramatic fashion after delivering a talk on 'Islam and Progress' on 29 November 1917, to the Muslim Literary Society in Notting Hill, West London.

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Title

With The Turk In Wartime

Format(s)

Paperback

Edition

1st

Pages

150

ISBN

9781905837588

Dimensions

133 x 214 x 14 mm - 375g

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