By Ronald Grigor Suny, Fatma Müge Göçek, Norman M. Naimark
100 years after the deportations and mass homicide of Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians, and different peoples within the ultimate years of the Ottoman Empire, the background of the Armenian genocide is a sufferer of historic distortion, state-sponsored falsification, and deep divisions among Armenians and Turks. operating jointly for the 1st time, Turkish, Armenian, and different students current the following a compelling reconstruction of what occurred and why.
This quantity gathers the main updated scholarship on Armenian genocide, taking a look at how the development has been written approximately in Western and Turkish historiographies; what used to be occurring at the eve of the disaster; snap shots of the perpetrators; distinct money owed of the massacres; how the development has been perceived in either neighborhood and foreign contexts, together with global battle I; and reflections at the broader implications of what occurred then. the result's a entire paintings that strikes past nationalist grasp narratives and gives a extra whole figuring out of this tragic occasion
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A secret pamphlet that followed the declaration of jihad mixed religion—the “killing of inﬁdels who rule over Islam has become a sacred duty”—with anticolonial nationalism—“Turan for the Turanian Moslems, . . ” While the anticolonialist uprising never occurred, Morgenthau, convinced that the Germans were behind the pamphlet and the proclamation of jihad, ominously concluded, “Only one deﬁnite result did the Kaiser accomplish by spreading the inciting literature. ”24 Emotion here is a kind of ﬁre that consumes what it touches and then spends itself.
Much discussion centered on the evolution of Turkish nationalist views generated in the Kemalist republic on the events of World War I and the way in which progressively a silence enveloped the memory of what happened to the Armenians. ”6 As dialogue broadened, as Turkish civil society increasingly explored through universities, the press, television, and published works the dark spots of Ottoman history, the backlash from nationalists and the state turned against journalists and ﬁction writers as well as historians.
The Young Turk leaders planned to burn down the city if the British broke through; the idea of such a wanton act shocked Morgenthau. “There are not six men in the Committee of Union and Progress,” Tâlât told him, “who care for anything that is old. ”26 Morgenthau elaborated a number of causes for the deportations and massacres of the Armenians, many of which became foundational for Western and Armenian historiography of the genocide. He began with the nationalist perspective that the Young Turks were committed to a Turkiﬁed empire and adopted the policy of Abdülhamid II (1876–1909).
A Question of Genocide: Armenians and Turks at the End of the Ottoman Empire by Ronald Grigor Suny, Fatma Müge Göçek, Norman M. Naimark