Committee of Union and Progress, The: Founders, Ideology, and Structure
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Committee of Union and Progress, The: Founders, Ideology, and Structure

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Edited by Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Ümit Kurt, and Ara Sarafian

This collection of articles reflect on Ottoman Armenians and the Turkish nationalist movement of the Committee of Union and Progress before WWI. They provide new, critical insights on the Armenian Genocide of 1915 and the establishment of the Turkish Republic in 1923.

The articles appearing in this volume were first presented at a conference entitled “The Committee of Union and Progress: Founders, Ideology, and Structure” organized by the Armenian Studies Program of California State University, Fresno between October 12–13, 2018. They have since been edited and appear here in a single volume with a new historical introduction and illustrations. “Introduction,” Ümit Kurt; “The Unionist Regime: Ideology in Command”; Raymond H. Kévorkian, “Ziya Gökalp, Duumvir,” Hans-Lukas Kieser; “When Revolutionaries Must Govern: The Vicissitudes of ARF-CUP Relations,” Dikran Kaligian; “The Post-Revolutionary Period in Aintab and the Curious Case of Necmeddin Bey,” Ümit Kurt; “Homeland and Nation Revisited: A Discourse Analysis of the Memoirs of Young Turks,” Duygu Coşkuntuna.

In English. General Editor of the Armenian Series: Barlow Der Mugrdechian. Volume 13 in the Armenian Series of The Press at California State University, Fresno (2021).