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  • Chess Story

    Chess Story, also known as The Royal Game, is the Austrian master Stefan Zweig’s final achievement, completed in Brazilian exile and sent off to his American publisher only days before his suicide in 1942. It is the only story in which Zweig looks at Nazism, and he does so with characteristic emphasis on the psychological.
    Travelers by ship from New York to Buenos Aires find that on board with them is the world champion of chess, an arrogant and unfriendly man. They come together to try their skills against him and are soundly defeated. Then a mysterious passenger steps forward to advise them and their fortunes change. How he came to possess his extraordinary grasp of the game of chess and at what cost lie at the heart of Zweig’s story.
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  • Discovering The Ottomans (Ciltli)

    What made the Ottoman Empire such an important chapter in world history? What did Istanbul mean to the Ottomans and Europeans? Why was the family such a pivotal institution for Ottoman society? What kind of place was the Enderun palace school, at which future members of the administrative and military elite as well as good many artists were raised? What was special about the Ottoman palaces? How did the Topkapı Palace manage to be both modest and sumptuous?

    What did the Ottoman sultans and pashas do on a daily basis? What did the Ottomans tend to cook? What made Sinan the Architect such a genius, this man whose works continue to inspire people even today. What features distinguished Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror from the other Ottoman emperors, and what strategy did he apply during the conquest od Istanbul? What kind of information were people in interested in history able to glean from Ottoman travel-accounts? In what sense is Sultanahmet the square at the centre of the world?

    Discovering the Ottomans seeks answers to these and other questions, addressing key issues the still intrigue people in Turkey and abroad. It is the work of İlber Ortaylı, one of Turkey’s foremost historians, and is memorable not just for its interpretations, which attest to the author’s rich intellectual background, but also for its fluid and engaging style. The book invites history buffs of all ages to discover the Ottomans.
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  • Hamlet (İngilizce)

    Hamlet is a story of how the ghost of a murdered king comes to haunt the living with tragic consequences. A vengeful ghost and a brother’s murder, dominate the gloomy landscape of Hamlet’s Denmark.

    Hamlet is arguably Shakespeare’s greatest play, tragicomic, complex and one of the best of his era. It is a psychologically gripping and morally ambivalent play that will haunt you long after its final scene ends. Like his other great play, Romeo and Juliet, the hero dies.

  • I Wonder About Allah 1

    Since the first day it was published, the “I Am Wondering Series” has reached thousands of young readers around Turkey.

    It is a series that bravely answers the most important questions children have asked about believing in Allah, angels, books, prophets, resurrection after death, and fate…

  • I Wonder About Allah 2

    Since the first day it was published, the “I Am Wondering Series” has reached thousands of young readers around Turkey.

    It is a series that bravely answers the most important questions children have asked about believing in Allah, angels, books, prophets, resurrection after death, and fate…

  • I Wonder About My Prophet

    Since the first day it was published, the “I Am Wondering Series” has reached thousands of young readers around Turkey.

    It is a series that bravely answers the most important questions children have asked about believing in Allah, angels, books, prophets, resurrection after death, and fate…

  • Othello

    The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1603, and based on the short story Un Capitano Moro (“A Moorish Captain”) by Cinthio, a disciple of Boccaccio, first published in 1565.

    This tightly constructed work revolves around four central characters: Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army; his beloved wife, Desdemona; his loyal lieutenant, Cassio; and his trusted but unfaithful ensign, Iago. Because of its varied and current themes of racism, love, jealousy, betrayal, revenge and repentance, Othello is still often performed in professional and community theatres alike and has been the basis for numerous operatic, film, and literary adaptations.

  • Ottoman Studies

    This collection of papers by Prof. İlber Ortaylı mainly deals with the political, economic, social and cultural transformations, which Ottoman Empire has undergone in its last centuries. Within the frame of millet conception, which was unique to the Empire as an administration system, this book looks into the areas of transformation, including the modernisation struggles, tendencies in historiography, structural and judicial changes in family relations, provincial and urban structures and the relations between Russia and the Ottoman Empire.
    Prof. Ortaylı details the millet system through allocating special titles for non-Muslim minorities in the Empire like the Jews and the Greeks. Similarly, he reveals the relations between Ottomanism and Zionism in the Empire’s last decades. After giving a picture of the constitution and the parliament, he glances at how the history of the Ottoman Empire and Russia are approached in the historiographies. Turning back to the debates on modernization, he explains the background, starting from the second Vienna siege in 1683. In the following chapter he examines the structural changes in the international affairs of the Ottoman state. Before delving into the changes in civil life, he assigns two chapters to the provincial structures in the Empire’s port cities.
    Meticulously examining the archives and sources about the late Ottoman history, Prof. Ortaylı gives a comprehensive and multifaceted picture of the Empire. Moreover, he utilises a wide range of Ottoman archives. Thanks to his language skills, he provides insights from several scholars whose writings in different languages enrich this book.

  • Romeo and Juliet

    It has been referred to as the greatest love story of all time, or perhaps the most tragic. Romeo and Juliet serves to satisfy both anyway, which for a 1595 play has obviously stuck around for a very long time, which points to how good a book can turn out to be centuries after its author graced our good planet.

    The story is a tragedy written early in the career of playwright William Shakespeare about two young “star-cross’d lovers” whose deaths ultimately unite their feuding families.

  • Selected Parts Of Kutadgu Bilig

    Atrocity is a burning fire, it burns whoever approaches to it.

    Law is water, if it flows it raises blessings.

    Do not take others’ possessions and do not shed blood; a

    person moans due to these two sins in deathbed.

  • Sherlock Holmes / A Scandal in Bohemia

    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. It was first published on 14 October 1892; the individual stories had been serialised in The Strand Magazine between June 1891 and July 1892. The stories are not in chronological order, and the only characters common to all twelve are Holmes and Dr. Watson. The stories are related infirst-person narrative from Watson’s point of view.

  • The Little Prince

    The Little Prince, beloved by readers of all ages, comes to life in a format perfect for teen readers.
  • The Merchant of Venice

    The Merchant of Venice in which a merchant in 16th century Venice must default on a large loan provided by an abused Jewish moneylender.

    “Racism, love, secrets and loans. The play strikes true to certain parts of the modern world as well as the time it was set and written. It is compelling that Shakespeare was able to write about such things in a way that fitted into the comical manner of the era. To a modern reader, it isn’t so much comical but instead a tragedy and something that shows all the things that are wrong with the world.”

    -The Guardian

  • The Sonnets

    Modern readers associate the sonnet form with romantic love and with good reason: the first sonnets written in thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Italy celebrated the poets’ feelings for their beloveds and their patrons. These sonnets were addressed to stylized, lionized women and dedicated to wealthy noblemen, who supported poets with money and other gifts, usually in return for lofty praise in print. Shakespeare dedicated his sonnets to “Mr. W. H.,” and the identity of this man remains unknown.
  • The Time Machine

    The Time Traveller (for so it will be convenient to speak of him) was expounding a recondite matter to us. His grey eyes shone and twinkled, and his usually pale face was flushed and animated. The fire burned brightly, and the soft radiance of the incandescent lights in the lilies of silver caught the bubbles that flashed and passed in our glasses.

  • Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman

    It traces a woman through a single day, but that day is simultaneously the most vividly wonderful and ultimately terrible of her life. She is an English widow who becomes mesmerised by the almost suicidally reckless gambling of a failed Polish diplomat one evening in Monte Carlo. From this first spark of interest, she is drawn into his troubled, unstable life.