Associate Professor Fatma Muge Gocek's New Book is Released
Professor Fatma Müge Göçek's new book A Question of Genocide: Armenians and Turks at the End of the Ottoman Empire has just been published by Oxford University Press. This book is an edited volume and was co-edited by Ronald Grigor Suny, Professor of History and Director of the Eisenberg Institute of Historical Studies at the University of Michigan, and Norman M. Naimark, Professor of East European Studies at Stanford University.
Description of the book from the dust jacket:
"One Hundred years after the deportations and mass murder of Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians, and other peoples in the final years of the Ottoman Empire, the history of the Armenian genocide is 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 here a compelling reconstruction of what happened and why.
This volume gathers the most up-to-date scholarship on the Armenian genocide, looking at how the event has been written about in Western and Turkish historiographies; 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."