A Question of Genocide: Armenians and Turks at the End of the Ottoman Empire

Author(s): Fatma Muge Gocek (ed.)

Editor(s): Ronald Grigor Suny, and Norman M. Naimark

Gocek - Question of Genocide


Description from Publisher:

One hundred years after the deportations and mass murder of Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians, and other peoples in the final years of the Ottoman Empire, the history of the Armenian genocide is a victim of historical distortion, state-sponsored falsification, and deep divisions between Armenians and Turks. Working together for the first time, Turkish, Armenian, and other scholars present here a compelling reconstruction of what happened and why.

This volume gathers the most up-to-date scholarship on Armenian genocide, looking at how the event has been written about in Western and Turkish historiographies; what was happening on the eve of the catastrophe; portraits of the perpetrators; detailed accounts of the massacres; how the event has been perceived in both local and international contexts, including World War I; and reflections on the broader implications of what happened then. The result is a comprehensive work that moves beyond nationalist master narratives and offers a more complete understanding of this tragic event.

Publication Information:

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Month of Publication: February

Year of Publication: 2011

Location: New York, NY

# of Pages: 464

Additional Information:

ISBN: 9780195393743