A Question of Genocide: Armenians and Turks at the End of the Ottoman Empire

Hardcover | March 9, 2011

EditorRonald Grigor Suny, Fatma Muge Gocek, Norman M. Naimark

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One hundred years after the deportations and mass murder of Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians, and other peoples in the final years of the Ottoman Empire, the history of the Armenian genocide is a victim of historical distortion, state-sponsored falsification, and deep divisions between Armeniansand Turks. Working together for the first time, Turkish, Armenian, and other scholars present here a compelling reconstruction of what happened and why. This volume gathers the most up-to-date scholarship on Armenian genocide, looking at how the event has been written about in Western and Turkish historiographies; what was happening on the eve of the catastrophe; portraits of the perpetrators; detailed accounts of the massacres; how the event hasbeen perceived in both local and international contexts, including World War I; and reflections on the broader implications of what happened then. The result is a comprehensive work that moves beyond nationalist master narratives and offers a more complete understanding of this tragic event.

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One hundred years after the deportations and mass murder of Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians, and other peoples in the final years of the Ottoman Empire, the history of the Armenian genocide is a victim of historical distortion, state-sponsored falsification, and deep divisions between Armeniansand Turks. Working together for the first ti...

Ronald Grigor Suny is the Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of Social and Political History and Director of the Eisenberg Institute of Historical Studies at the University of Michigan. Fatma Muge Gocek is Associate Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan. Norman M. Naimark is the Robert and Florence M...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 6.5 × 9.29 × 1.5 inPublished:March 9, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Norman M. Naimark: PrefaceRonald Grigor Suny and Fatma Muge Gocek: Introduction: Leaving It to the HistoriansPart I Historiographies of the Genocide1. Ronald Grigor Suny: Writing Genocide: The Fate of the Ottoman Armenians in Western Historiographies2. Fatma Muge Gocek: Reading Genocide: Turkish Historiography on the Armenian Ethnic Cleansing3. Stephan H. Astourian: The Silence of the Land: Agrarian Relations, Ethnicity, and Power4. Gerald J. Libaridian: What was Revolutionary about Armenian Political Parties in the Ottoman Empire?5. Fikret Adanir: Non-Muslims in the Ottoman Army and the Ottoman Defeat in the Balkan War of 1912-19136. Hans-Lukas Kieser: From Patriotism to Mass Murder: Dr. Mehmed Reshid (1873-1919)Part III Genocide in International Context7. Peter Holquist: The Politics and Practice of the Russian Occupation of Armenia, 1915-February 19178. Eric D. Weitz: Germany and the Young Turks: Revolutionaries into Statesmen9. Margaret Lavinia Anderson: Who Still Talked about the Extermination of the Armenians? German Talk and German SilencesPart IV Genocide in Local Cont10. Aram Arkun: Zeytun and the Commencement of the Armenian Genocide11. David Gaunt: The Ottoman Treatment of the Assyrians12. Donald Bloxham: The First World War and the Development of the Armenian Genocide13. Fuat Dundar: Pouring a People into the Desert: The "Definitive Solution" of the Unionists to the Armenian QuestionPart V Continuties14. Ugur Umit Ungor: "Turkey for the Turks": Demographic Engineering in Eastern Anatolia, 1914-194515. Erik Jan Zurcher: Renewal and Silence: Unionist Policies After World War I