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“Mecque de la pédagogie”: Two Ottoman Study Guides and Their Plea for Swiss Pedagogics


von Mende, L (2011). “Mecque de la pédagogie”: Two Ottoman Study Guides and Their Plea for Swiss Pedagogics. Asiatische Studien / Études Asiatiques, 65(4):919-944.

Abstract

At the beginning of the twentieth century, Ṭūnalı Ḥilmī, an Ottoman intellectual and Young Turk who studied and lived in Geneva, and Türk Yūrdu, an Ottoman-Turkish student organisation in Geneva, each published a study guide to persuade Turkish-Muslim Ottomans to study in Europe or more precisely, in Switzerland. These works are not merely travel guides for those studying and living in Europe. They are also political writings. Their argumentation allows for an insight into the multifaceted and contradictory Ottoman perception of Europe. In these guides Ḥilmī and Türk Yūrdu call for the study of Swiss pedagogics. The guides are a good example of the difficult task of justifying the transfer of things European.

Abstract

At the beginning of the twentieth century, Ṭūnalı Ḥilmī, an Ottoman intellectual and Young Turk who studied and lived in Geneva, and Türk Yūrdu, an Ottoman-Turkish student organisation in Geneva, each published a study guide to persuade Turkish-Muslim Ottomans to study in Europe or more precisely, in Switzerland. These works are not merely travel guides for those studying and living in Europe. They are also political writings. Their argumentation allows for an insight into the multifaceted and contradictory Ottoman perception of Europe. In these guides Ḥilmī and Türk Yūrdu call for the study of Swiss pedagogics. The guides are a good example of the difficult task of justifying the transfer of things European.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:Journals > Asiatische Studien / Études Asiatiques > Archive > 65 (2011) > 4
Dewey Decimal Classification:950 History of Asia
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:13 Mar 2012 09:21
Last Modified:26 Jan 2017 08:51
Publisher:Schweizerische Asiengesellschaft / Verlag Peter Lang
ISSN:0004-4717

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