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The Making of Modern Turkey: Nation and State in Eastern Anatolia, 1913-1950

Ugur Ümit Üngör


For centuries, the eastern provinces of the Ottoman Empire had been a multi‐ethnic region, where Armenians, Kurds, Syriacs, Turks and Arabs lived together in the same villages and cities. The disintegration of the Ottoman Empire and rise of the nation state would violently alter this situation. Nationalist elites intervened in heterogeneous populations which they identified as objects of knowledge, management, and change. These often violent processes of state formation destroyed historical regions and emptied multicultural cities, clearing the way for modern nation states. This book highlight ... More

Keywords: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, genocide, nation state, Armenians, Kurds, mass violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199603602
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603602.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ugur Ümit Üngör, author
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Utrecht University
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