From Empire to Republic
Turkish Nationalism and the Armenian Genocide
By (author) Taner Akcam
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From Empire to Republic by Taner Akcam
Book DescriptionTaner Akcam is one of the first Turkish academics to acknowledge and discuss openly the Armenian Genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman-Turkish government in 1915. This book discusses western political policies towards the region generally, and represents the first serious scholarly attempt to understand the Genocide from a perpetrator rather than victim perspective, and to contextualize those events within Turkey's political history. By refusing to acknowledge the fact of genocide, successive Turkish governments not only perpetuate massive historical injustice, but also pose a fundamental obstacle to Turkey's democratization today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781842775271
(215mm x 135mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Taner Akcam
Young Turks' Crime Against Humanity, Paperback (August 2013)
Introducing 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.
Shameful Act, Paperback (August 2007)» View all books by Taner Akcam
The definitive history of the 1915 Armenian Genocide
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Author Biography - Taner Akcam
Taner Akcam is Visiting Professor at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
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