Tormented by History: Nationalism in Greece and Turkey by Umut OzkirimliTormented by History: Nationalism in Greece and Turkey by Umut Ozkirimli

Tormented by History: Nationalism in Greece and Turkey

byUmut Ozkirimli, Spyros Sofos

Hardcover | May 30, 2008

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Tormented by History is the first comparative study of nationalism in Greece and Turkey. Grounded in an extensive critical review of the popular and scholarly historiography and literature on Greek and Turkish nationalisms, it traces the emergence and development of the Greek and Turkishnationalist projects over the past two hundred years, challenging the received wisdom about the inevitability of the rise of a 'Greek' and a 'Turkish' nation.Acknowledging the complexity of the relationship between the two nationalisms, Ozkirimli and Sofos, one a Turk, the other a Greek, examine a complex terrain involving the politics of language, religion, memory and history, territory and landscape; processes of homogenization, marginalization andminoritization of populations and cultures as well as institutional support of Greek and Turkish nationalism. They also discuss the place of 'constitutive violence' - physical and symbolic - in the nationalist imagination and the ensuing trauma and sense of loss in the process of establishment andconsolidation of Greek and Turkish identities.
Umut Ozkirimli is Associate Professor of Politics and the Director of the Center for Turkish-Greek Studies at Istanbul Bilgi University. His previous publications include Theories of Nationalism: A Critical Introduction (2000). Spyros A. Sofos is Senior Research Fellow in European and International Studies at the European Research Ce...
Title:Tormented by History: Nationalism in Greece and TurkeyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 5.71 × 8.58 × 0.79 inPublished:May 30, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199326649

ISBN - 13:9780199326648