A QUESTION OF GENOCIDE: Armenians and Turks at the End of the Ottoman Empire
Edited by Ronald Suny, Fatma Mügue Göçek and Norman M. Naimark
One hundred years after the Armenian genocide, it is still 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 a reconstruction of what happened and why.
This volume looks at how the event has been written about in Turkey and the West; 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.
Oxford University Press 2011