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From Empire to Republic: Turkish Nationalism and the Armenian Genocide

Akcam, Taner

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ISBN 10: 184277526X / ISBN 13: 9781842775264
Published by Zed Books, United Kin, 2004
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: From Empire to Republic: Turkish Nationalism...

Publisher: Zed Books, United Kin

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

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The murder of more than one million Armenians by the Ottoman Turkish government in 1915 has been acknowledged as genocide. Yet almost 100 years later, these crimes remain unrecognized by the Turkish state. This book is the first attempt by a Turk to understand the genocide from a perpetrator's, rather than victim's, perspective, and to contextualize the events of 1915 within Turkey's political history and western regional policies. Turkey today is in the midst of a tumultuous transition. It is emerging from its Ottoman legacy and on its way to recognition by the west as a normal nation state. But until it confronts its past and present violations of human rights, it will never be a truly democratic nation. This book explores the sources of the Armenian genocide, how Turks today view it, the meanings of Turkish and Armenian identity, and how the long legacy of western intervention in the region has suppressed reform, rather than promoted democracy.

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Taner Akçam is Visiting Professor at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

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