Very Good / Very Good. Item #7369
London: K. Rustem & Brother, 1988. First Edition. Octavo; xvii + 329pp, including bibliography and index. Appended section of 16 documentary and photographic illustrations.
Teal dustjacket over black boards; gilt spine lettering. Jacket slightly faded along top edge and spine, but with no chips or tears. Boards and textblock as new. Printed slip—"This book is sent to you with the compliments of the author"—is laid in at front.
"The author is an authority on Turkish and Ottoman history and in the present book he recounts with a wealth of documentary material the oppression of the Turks under Bulgarian rule starting with the Monarchy and ending with the People's Republic. It is an indictment of the persistent Bulgarianization of the Turks, often by force, in the fields of language, education, culture, freedom of speech, sport, local adminstration, and the right of emigration."