Explaining coexistence and conflict in eastern anatolia, 1800-1878

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Publication Type dissertation
School or College College of Humanities
Department History
Author Dennis, Brad Ronald
Title Explaining coexistence and conflict in eastern anatolia, 1800-1878
Date 2015
Description It is a common assumption in much of the scholarship on Eastern Anatolia that groups in the region, both today and throughout the past, primarily defined and distinguished themselves in terms of their ethnicity and religious affiliations and that such distinctions were the primary causes of tension and conflict throughout history. However, an in-depth investigation of government documents, firsthand accounts, memoirs, interviews, court records, official and private investigations, and travelogues written in Ottoman Turkish, Armenian, Russian, French, German, and English reveals that tensions in Eastern Anatolia between 1800 and 1878 ran along a number of different lines besides religion and ethnicity and that groups did not appear to even imagine a conflict along such lines until the Great Powers became more involved in Ottoman politics. This study traces the major tensions and conflicts in Eastern Anatolia between 1800 and 1878 and seeks to understand what factors escalated and mitigated these. It contributes the growing body of literature that shows how groups who experienced large-scale violent ethnic and religious conflicts at different periods in history managed to coexist even amid tension before said conflicts.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Armenians; Assyrians; Coexistence; Eastern Anatolia; Kurds; Ottoman Empire
Dissertation Name Doctor of Philosophy
Language eng
Rights Management ©Brad Ronald Dennis
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 27,204 bytes
Identifier etd3/id/3997
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Setname ir_etd
Date Created 2016-08-02
Date Modified 2018-09-20
ID 197547
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6ng7zz1