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The Young Turks' crime against humanity : the Armenian genocide and ethnic cleansing in the Ottoman Empire, Taner Akçam

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The Young Turks' crime against humanity : the Armenian genocide and ethnic cleansing in the Ottoman Empire
Title
The Young Turks' crime against humanity
Title remainder
the Armenian genocide and ethnic cleansing in the Ottoman Empire
Statement of responsibility
Taner Akçam
Title variation
Armenian genocide and ethnic cleansing in the Ottoman Empire
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Introducing new evidence from more than 600 secret Ottoman documents, this book demonstrates in unprecedented detail that the Armenian Genocide and the expulsion of Greeks from the late Ottoman Empire resulted from an official effort to rid the empire of its Christian subjects. Presenting these previously inaccessible documents along with expert context and analysis, Taner Akçam's most authoritative work to date goes deep inside the bureaucratic machinery of Ottoman Turkey to show how a dying empire embraced genocide and ethnic cleansing. Although the deportation and killing of Armenians was internationally condemned in 1915 as a 'crime against humanity and civilization, ' the Ottoman government initiated a policy of denial that is still maintained by the Turkish Republic. The case for Turkey's 'official history' rests on documents from the Ottoman imperial archives, to which access has been heavily restricted until recently. It is this very source that Akçam now uses to overturn the official narrative. The documents presented here attest to a late-Ottoman policy of Turkification, the goal of which was no less than the radical demographic transformation of Anatolia. To that end, about one-third of Anatolia's 15 million people were displaced, deported, expelled, or massacred, destroying the ethno-religious diversity of an ancient cultural crossroads of East and West, and paving the way for the Turkish Republic. By uncovering the central roles played by demographic engineering and assimilation in the Armenian Genocide, this book will fundamentally change how this crime is understood and show that physical destruction is not the only aspect of the genocidal process."--Provided by the publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
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1953-
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Akçam, Taner
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Human rights and crimes against humanity
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  • İttihat ve Terakki Cemiyeti
  • İttihat ve Terakki Cemiyeti
  • Armenian massacres (1915-1923)
  • Armenian Genocide, 1915-1923
  • Armenian question
  • Genocide
  • Armenians
  • Turkey
  • Armenian property
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Armenian property
  • Armenian question
  • Armenians
  • Ethnic relations
  • Genocide
  • Turkey
Label
The Young Turks' crime against humanity : the Armenian genocide and ethnic cleansing in the Ottoman Empire, Taner Akçam
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 453-470, footnotes) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ottoman sources and the question of their being purged -- The plan for the homogenization of Anatolia -- The aftermath of the Balkan wars and the "emptying" of eastern Thrace and the Aegean littoral in 1913-14 -- The transformation of Ottoman politics toward the Ottoman Greeks during the First World War -- The initial phase of anti-Armenian policy -- Final steps in the decision-making process -- Interior Ministry documents and the intent to annihilate -- Demographic policy and the annihilation of the Armenians -- Assimilation: the conversion and forced marriage of Christian children -- The question of confiscated Armenian property -- Some official denialist arguments of the Turkish state and documents from the Ottoman Interior Ministry -- Toward a conclusion
Control code
ocn787846196
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xlii, 483 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to Ryerson students, faculty and staff.
Isbn
9781280494635
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttfjhp
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)787846196
Label
The Young Turks' crime against humanity : the Armenian genocide and ethnic cleansing in the Ottoman Empire, Taner Akçam
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 453-470, footnotes) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ottoman sources and the question of their being purged -- The plan for the homogenization of Anatolia -- The aftermath of the Balkan wars and the "emptying" of eastern Thrace and the Aegean littoral in 1913-14 -- The transformation of Ottoman politics toward the Ottoman Greeks during the First World War -- The initial phase of anti-Armenian policy -- Final steps in the decision-making process -- Interior Ministry documents and the intent to annihilate -- Demographic policy and the annihilation of the Armenians -- Assimilation: the conversion and forced marriage of Christian children -- The question of confiscated Armenian property -- Some official denialist arguments of the Turkish state and documents from the Ottoman Interior Ministry -- Toward a conclusion
Control code
ocn787846196
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xlii, 483 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to Ryerson students, faculty and staff.
Isbn
9781280494635
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttfjhp
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)787846196

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