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Welcome

to the website of Gulandot, a Berlin-based tiny publisher specializing in scholarly literature about the Turkic-speaking world.

We offer contributions to the literatures, history, politics and culture of the Turkic peoples. Up to now, our program has been focusing on Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkey, and the Uyghurs.


Our aims

The Berlin-based minuscule publishing house Gulandot wants to work towards improving the relations between the Western and the Turkic-speaking world by means of promoting and enhancing the knowledge of Turkic literatures, languages, history, and other aspects of social sciences.

Most of our publications are scholarly contributions, but our program also includes translations and essays.


About the owner

Michael Reinhard Heß (*1967 in Offenbach am Main) studied Modern and Contemporary History, Ancient Greek, Islamic Studies and Turcology at the University of Frankfurt am Main. He holds a PhD in Turcology from Mainz University, and also a habilitation in Turcology from Freie Universität Berlin. He has worked at the Universities of Göttingen, Freiburg, Gießen, and Shanghai, among other things.

Among his main fields of interests are the Azerbaijani poets Imadeddin Nesimi and Füzuli, Bashkir language, Ottoman language and history, Turkish literature, classical Islamic poetry, martyrdom amongst the Turkic peoples, Modern Uyghur language, literature, and history, Kazakhstan, and the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan around Karabakh.