ARMENIAN COMMUNITIES OF ASIA MINOR
Edited by Richard G. Hovannisian
The Asia Minor volume focuses on several of the more than 100 Armenian communities within easy reach of Constantinople, the Ottoman capital. Although these communities are less well known to the general public than the traditional Armenian provinces to the east, they nonetheless had a vibrant existence, playing an important role in the production and exportation of silk, textiles, timber, tobacco, and agricultural products. Among them were the cities and towns of Izmid, Adabazar, Bardizag, Armash (the site of a noted seminary), Bursa, Banderma, Eski-Shehir, Kutahia, Sivri-Hisar, and Afion-Karahisar, each with its own Armenian quarters, merchants, and craftsmen, schools and churches, cultural and athletic organizations, fanfare bands, and choruses.