Before the Nation

Muslim-Christian Coexistence and its Destruction in Late-Ottoman Anatolia
Author(s): 
Doumanis, Nicholas
ISBN: 
9780199547043
Date published: 
November 2012
Hardback
Price: 
£35.00

Considers the nature of Muslim-Christian relations within a multi-ethnic empire and draws on popular memory to investigate coexistence at the grass-roots level. Demonstrates the essential role of state-perpetrated political violence in hardening identity boundaries and in transforming Ottoman subjects into Turkish and Greek nationals.