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Author Seal, Jeremy.

Title A fez of the heart : travels around Turkey in search of a hat / Jeremy Seal
Edition First U.S. edition
Published San Diego : Harcourt Brace, 1996


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 W'PONDS  956.104 Sea/Fot  AVAILABLE
 MELB  956.104 Sea/Fot  AVAILABLE
Description 337 pages : map. ; 21 cm
Series New_adult_non_fiction_November_2012
Summary Inspired by a dusty fez in his parents' attic, Jeremy Seal set off in 1993 to trace the astonishing history of this cone-shaped hat. Soon, the quintessentially Turkish headgear became the key to understanding a country beset by contradictions. Seal's investigations took him from the fez-topped headstones of Istanbul's ghostly cemeteries to the remote town on the Black Sea where Ataturk, the father of modern Turkey, first banned the fez in 1925. From there Seal traveled around the country, visiting eastern cities where intractable fez wearers were once hanged, exploring the troubled Kurdish southeast, watching the production of fez-shaped hats for whirling dervishes in the mystical central city of Konya. The result of his unusual journey is an engaging and agile mix of history and travel, politics and reportage
Notes "A Harvest original."
Originally published: London : Picador, 1995
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [335]-337)
Subject Seal, Jeremy -- Travel -- Turkey.
East and West.
Fezzes -- Turkey.
Headgear -- Turkey.
Turkey -- Description and travel.
LC no. 95047394
ISBN 0156003937 (paperback)