Collective and State Violence in Turkey
The Construction of a National Identity from Empire to Nation-State

(ISBN: 978-1-78920-450-6)
Berghahn Books (Publisher)
2021 New York
578 pages
Size: 6 1/4" x 9 1/4"
Language(s): English

Turkey has gone through significant transformations over the last century—from the Ottoman Empire and Young Turk era to the Republic of today—but throughout it has demonstrated troubling continuities in its encouragement and deployment of mass violence. In particular, the construction of a Muslim-Turkish identity has been achieved in part by designating “internal enemies” at whom public hatred can be directed. This volume provides a wide range of case studies and historiographical reflections on the alarming recurrence of such violence in Turkish history, as atrocities against varied ethnic-religious groups from the nineteenth century to today have propelled the nation’s very sense of itself.

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