World War I and the End of the Ottoman World: From the Balkan Wars to the Armenian Genocide

TitleWorld War I and the End of the Ottoman World: From the Balkan Wars to the Armenian Genocide
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsKieser, Hans-Lukas, Kerem Öktem, and Maurus Reinkowski
Number of Pages304
PublisherI.B. Tauris
CityLondon
Abstract

With the end of the First World War, the centuries-old social fabric of the Ottoman world came to its definitive end. This new study argues that while the Ottoman Empire officially ended in 1922, when the Turkish nationalists in Ankara abolished the Sultanate, the essence of its imperial character was destroyed in 1915 when the Young Turk regime eradicated the Armenians from Asia Minor. This book analyzes the dynamics and processes that led to genocide and left behind today's crisis-ridden post-Ottoman Middle East. Going beyond Istanbul, the book also studies three different but entangled late Ottoman areas: Palestine, the largely Kurdo-Armenian eastern provinces, and the Aegean shores, all of which were confronted with new claims from national movements that questioned the Ottoman state. All would remain regions of conflict up to the present day. 

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