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Sorrowful Shores – Violence, Ethnicity, and the End of the Ottoman Empire 1912-1923 - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Sorrowful Shores: Violence, Ethnicity, and the End of the Ottoman Empire 1912-1923

Ryan Gingeras


The birth of the Turkish Republic was an event borne out of immense bloodshed and carnage. During the decade leading up to the end of the Ottoman Empire and the ascendancy of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, virtually every town and village throughout Anatolia was wracked by intercommunal violence. This book presents a history of these bloody years of political and social transformation. The book challenges the determinism associated with the nationalist interpretation of the events that transpire in contemporary Turkey between 1912 and 1923, and delves deeper into this period of transition between empi ... More

Keywords: Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Anatolia, determinism associated, Istanbul, Balkan Wars, First World War, American Genocide, Turkish War of Independence, Greek occupation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199561520
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561520.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ryan Gingeras, author
Assistant Professor, Long Island Unversity, CW Post Campus
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