Tracing Dr. Kilisli Rifat: From Ottoman to Turk and Beyond

Nükhet Kardam grew up in Istanbul in the 1960s and 1970s and left Turkey to study international relations in Canada. As she continued to live and work abroad, her ties to Turkey grew stronger rather than weaker over the years. Thus, she embarked on a mysterious journey to explore her grandfather Dr. Kilisli Rıfat’s life.Her grandparents, Dr. Kilisli Rıfat, a well-known medical doctor, author, bureaucrat and professor, and his wife Nazire, the daughter of an Ottoman pasha, were subjects of the multicultural Ottoman Empire. Then they became Turks, 'citizens' of the Republic of Turkey. How did they adapt to becoming citizens of a unitary nation-state with a reconstructed history, national myths and identity? How did they survive the destruction of a vast empire, the wars, and the devastation? Kardam found out that we are links in a chain of generations, unconsciously affected by their suffering or unfinished business, until we acknowledge the past. And her search resulted in surprising discoveries that led to questioning her own identity.


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Kitabın Adı:

Tracing Dr. Kilisli Rifat: From Ottoman to Turk and Beyond

Yazan:

Nükhet Kardam

Dizi Adı:

History - 173

Baskı Adedi:

100

Yayın Yılı:

2016

Sayfa:

200

Ebat:

13.5 x 21 cm.

Kağıt:

Enzo 70 gr.

Kapak:

Bora Gürsoy

Cilt/Kapak:

250 gr. Mat, Amerikan Bristol, 4 renk

ISBN/Barkod:

 978-605-9022-95-8

Fiyat:

110,00 TL

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ABBREVIATIONS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

PREFACE

CHAPTER ONE

THE ATTRACTION

Edirnekapı Cemetery

Babaanne

A Visit to Kilis

Rifat Prepares to Leave Kilis

CHAPTER TWO

WHO AM I?

Am I Eastern or Western?

Life at the American College for Girls

CHAPTER THREE FROM MEDRESE STUDENT TO YOUNG TURK

Arriving in Konstantiniye

Westernizing Military Schools

Abdülhamid's Spies

Finding Solace in Evliya Çelebi (Chelebi)

What Next?

CHAPTER FOUR SERVING THE FRENCH

The International Quarantine Service

A Visit to The Health Directorate of Borders and Coastlines

CHAPTER FIVE NAZIRE AND ALI GALIP PASHA

Dr. Rifat and Nazire Get Married

The Rum and Kurdish Heritage

Ali Galip Pasha's Fall

CHAPTER SIX ISTANBUL UNDER SIEGE

The Red Crescent (Hilâl-i Ahmer)

Divided Loyalties, Redefined Identities

CHAPTER SEVEN DEVELOPING TURKEY

Shaping Health Policy, Creating New Citizens

Are Some Races Better Than Others?

CHAPTER EIGHT THE SECRETS OF THE GRAVE SITE

Return to The Grave Site

From 'Who am I?' to 'What am I?'

INDEX