Turkey Book Talk

Ayfer Karakaya-Stump on Alevis in today’s Turkey and in 15th century Anatolia

April 14, 2020

Ayfer Karakaya-Stump, associate professor of history at The College of William and Mary, on “The Kizilbash Alevis in Ottoman Anatolia: Sufism, Politics and Community” (Edinburgh University Press). The book traces the origins of today's Alevis as a unified religious group back to the 15th and 16th centuries.

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