Cemil Meriç (1916-1987) was a Turkish intellectual who has become one of his country’s best-loved and most widely-read leaders of opinion. After becoming blind at the age of 38, he produced a corpus of work in which he introduced his fellow-countrymen to both European and Eastern thought, and carried out a trenchant analysis of modern Türkiye and its relationship with its Ottoman past. This book, written by his daughter, gives an outline of his life story and the development of his thought, setting out his views on Westernisation, globalist ‘deterritorialisation’ and cultural assimilation.
Editor-in-Chief: Abdulkadir Özkan
Translator and editor: John Shakespeare Dyson
Editorial consultant: Dr. Erkan Çav