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Author Morris, Benny, 1948- author.

Title The thirty-year genocide : Turkey's destruction of its Christian minorities, 1894-1924 / Benny Morris & Dror Ze'evi.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2019.


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  364.1510956 M831t 2019    ---  Available
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Description xvi, 656 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 624-638) and index.
Contents Abdülhamid II. Nationalist awakenings in the nineteenth century Ottoman Empire -- The massacres of 1894-1896 -- The Young Turks. A more Turkish Empire -- The eastern river -- The western river, and downstream -- A policy of genocide -- Mustafa Kemal and the Nationalists. Historical background, 1918-1924 -- Turks and Armenians, 1919-1924 -- Turks and Greeks, 1919-1924.
Summary "Between 1894 and 1924, three waves of violence swept across Anatolia, targeting the region's Christian minorities, who had previously accounted for 20 percent of the population. By 1924, the Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks had been reduced to 2 percent. Most historians have treated these waves as distinct, isolated events, and successive Turkish governments presented them as an unfortunate sequence of accidents. The Thirty-Year Genocide is the first account to show that the three were actually part of a single, continuing, and intentional effort to wipe out Anatolia's Christian population. The years in question, the most violent in the recent history of the region, began during the reign of the Ottoman sultan Abdulhamid II, continued under the Young Turks, and ended during the first years of the Turkish Republic founded by Ataturk. Yet despite the dramatic swing from the Islamizing autocracy of the sultan to the secularizing republicanism of the post-World War I period, the nation's annihilationist policies were remarkably constant, with continual recourse to premeditated mass killing, homicidal deportation, forced conversion, mass rape, and brutal abduction. And one thing more was a constant: the rallying cry of jihad. While not justified under the teachings of Islam, the killing of two million Christians was effected through the calculated exhortation of the Turks to create a pure Muslim nation"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Religious minorities -- Turkey -- History -- 19th century.
Religious minorities -- Turkey -- History -- 20th century.
Genocide -- Turkey -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Genocide -- Turkey -- History -- 19th century.
Genocide -- Turkey -- History -- 20th century.
Christians -- Turkey -- History -- 19th century.
Christians -- Turkey -- History -- 20th century.
Persecution -- Turkey -- History -- 19th century.
Persecution -- Turkey -- History -- 20th century.
Armenian question.
Genocide -- Religious aspects -- Christianity. (OCoLC)fst02006595
Armenian question. (OCoLC)fst00814757
Christians. (OCoLC)fst00859760
Genocide. (OCoLC)fst00940208
Kemalism. (OCoLC)fst00986742
Persecution. (OCoLC)fst01058354
Religious minorities. (OCoLC)fst01094193
Turkey. (OCoLC)fst01208963
Chronological Term 1800-1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628.
Added Author Ze'evi, Dror, 1953- author.
Added Title Turkey's destruction of its Christian minorities, 1894-1924
ISBN 9780674916456 hardcover alkaline paper
067491645X hardcover alkaline paper
Standard No. 40029021798

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