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The Resource Before the nation : Muslim-Christian coexistence and its destruction in late Ottoman Anatolia, Nicholas Doumanis

Before the nation : Muslim-Christian coexistence and its destruction in late Ottoman Anatolia, Nicholas Doumanis

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Before the nation : Muslim-Christian coexistence and its destruction in late Ottoman Anatolia
Title
Before the nation
Title remainder
Muslim-Christian coexistence and its destruction in late Ottoman Anatolia
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Doumanis
Title variation
Muslim-Christian coexistence and its destruction in late Ottoman Anatolia
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"It is common for survivors of ethnic cleansing and even genocide to speak nostalgically about earlier times of intercommunal harmony and brotherhood. After being driven from their Anatolian homelands, Greek Orthodox refugees insisted that they 'lived well with the Turks', and yearned for the days when they worked and drank coffee together, participated in each other's festivals, and even prayed to the same saints. Historians have never showed serious regard to these memories, given the refugees had fled from horrific 'ethnic' violence that appeared to reflect deep-seated and pre-existing animosities. Refugee nostalgia seemed pure fantasy; perhaps contrived to lessen the pain and humiliations of displacement. Before the Nation argues that there is more than a grain of truth to these nostalgic traditions. It points to the fact that intercommunality, a mode of everyday living based on the accommodation of cultural difference, was a normal and stabilizing feature of multi-ethnic societies. Refugee memory and other ethnographic sources provide ample illustration of the beliefs and practices associated with intercommunal living, which local Muslims and Christian communities likened to a common moral environment. Drawing largely from an oral archive containing interviews with over 5000 refugees, Nicholas Doumanis examines the mentalities, cosmologies, and value systems as they relate to cultures of coexistence. He furthermore rejects the commonplace assumption that the empire was destroyed by intercommunal hatreds. Doumanis emphasizes the role of state-perpetrated political violence which aimed to create ethnically homogeneous spaces, and which went some way in transforming these Anatolians into Greeks and Turks"--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
261.2709496
Index
index present
LC call number
  • BP172.5.O77
  • BP172.5.O77
LC item number
  • D68 2013
  • D68 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Before the nation : Muslim-Christian coexistence and its destruction in late Ottoman Anatolia, Nicholas Doumanis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [206]-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Intercommunality, everyday life, and social memory -- Great curse of Babel : late Ottoman Anatolia -- Ottoman belle époque, c. 1890-1912 : intercommunality in practice -- 'People of God' part I : the logics of popular Orthodoxy -- 'People of God' part II : accommodation, faith, and the supernatural -- Catastrophes : nationalism and the war years (1908-22)
Control code
805011127
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 226 pages
Isbn
9780199547043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (CaEvSKY)sky253695251
  • (OCoLC)805011127
Label
Before the nation : Muslim-Christian coexistence and its destruction in late Ottoman Anatolia, Nicholas Doumanis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [206]-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Intercommunality, everyday life, and social memory -- Great curse of Babel : late Ottoman Anatolia -- Ottoman belle époque, c. 1890-1912 : intercommunality in practice -- 'People of God' part I : the logics of popular Orthodoxy -- 'People of God' part II : accommodation, faith, and the supernatural -- Catastrophes : nationalism and the war years (1908-22)
Control code
805011127
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 226 pages
Isbn
9780199547043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (CaEvSKY)sky253695251
  • (OCoLC)805011127

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