State-Nationalisms in the Ottoman Empire, Greece and Turkey: Orthodox and Muslims, 1830-1945
(SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East)
Edited by Benjamin C. Fortna, Stefanos Katsikas, Dimitris Kamouzis, Paraskevas Konortas
Published November 8th 2012 by Routledge – 250 pages
Tracing the emergence of minorities and their institutions from the late nineteenth century to the eve of the Second World War, this book provides a comparative study of government policies and ideologies of two states towards minority populations living within their borders.
Making extensive use of new archival material, this volume transcends the tendency to compare the Greek-Orthodox in Turkey and the Muslims in Greece separately and, through a comparison of the policies of the host states and the operation of the political, religious and social institutions of minorities, demonstrates common patterns and discrepancies between the two countries that have previously received little attention. A collaboration between Greek and Turkish scholars with broad ranging research interests, this book benefits from an international and balanced perspective, and will be an indispensable aid to students and scholars alike.
Table of contents:
1 The Ottoman Empire and after: from a state of “nations”
BENJAMIN C. FORTNA
2 Elites and the formation of national identity: the
case of the Greek Orthodox millet (mid-nineteenth century
3 Millet legacies in a national environment: political elites
and Muslim communities in Greece (1830s–1923)
4 Nationalist infiltrations in Ottoman Thrace (ca.1870–1912):
the case of the Kaza of Gumuljina
5 A minority in a state of flux: Greek self-administration and
education in post-Lausanne Istanbul (ca.1923–30)
6 The policies of Turkey toward the Ecumenical Patriarchate:
the single-party era (1923–45)
7 Hostage minority: the Muslims of Greece (1923–41)
8 The Ankara Agreement of 1930 and the minorities:
reconciliation, normalization or instrumentalization?
9 “Tax me to the end of my life!”: anatomy of an
anti-minority tax legislation (1942–3)
List of editors
Benjamin Fortna is Professor of the History of the Middle East at SOAS,
University of London.
Stefanos Katsikas is Director of the Modern Greek Studies program at the
University of Illinois.
Dimitris Kamouzis is Senior Researcher at the Centre for Asia Minor Studies in Athens.
Paraskevas Konortas is a Professor in the School of Philosophy at the University