By Christopher S, Dr Wilson

ISBN-10: 1138274879

ISBN-13: 9781138274877

ISBN-10: 1409429776

ISBN-13: 9781409429777

There were 5 various settings that at one time or one other have contained the useless physique of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, organizer of the Turkish battle of Independence (1919-1923) and primary president of the Republic of Turkey. Narrating the tale of those varied architectural structures - the bed room in Dolmabahçe Palace, Istanbul, the place he died; a short lived catafalque during this comparable palace; his funeral degree in Turkey's new capital Ankara; a brief tomb within the Ankara Ethnographic Museum and his everlasting and enormous mausoleum in Ankara, recognized in Turkish as "Anıtkabir" (Memorial Tomb) - this ebook additionally describes and translates the circulate of Ataturk's physique in the course of the towns of Istanbul and Ankara and in addition the kingdom of Turkey to arrive those destinations.

The e-book examines how most of these destinations - unintended, designed, transitority, everlasting - has contributed in its personal method to the development of a Turkish nationwide reminiscence approximately Ataturk.   finally, the 2 everlasting structures - the Dolmabahçe Palace bed room and Anıtkabir - have replaced in lots of methods on account that their first visual appeal so as to hold this nationwide reminiscence. those alterations are uncovered to bare a dynamic, instead of boring, influence of funerary architecture.

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