Nicholas Doumanis's Before the Nation: Muslim-Christian Coexistence and its PDF

By Nicholas Doumanis

ISBN-10: 0199547041

ISBN-13: 9780199547043

it's common for survivors of ethnic detoxification or even genocide to talk nostalgically approximately past occasions of intercommunal concord and brotherhood. After being pushed from their Anatolian homelands, Greek Orthodox refugees insisted that they 'lived good with the Turks', and yearned for the times once they labored and drank espresso jointly, participated in every one other's fairs, or even prayed to a similar saints. Historians have by no means confirmed severe regard to these
memories, given the refugees had fled from bad 'ethnic' violence that seemed to mirror deep-seated and pre-existing animosities. Refugee nostalgia appeared natural fable; maybe contrived to minimize the soreness and humiliations of displacement.

Before the kingdom argues that there's greater than a grain of fact to those nostalgic traditions. It issues to the truth that intercommunality, a style of daily residing in line with the lodging of cultural distinction, was once a standard and stabilizing function of multi-ethnic societies. Refugee reminiscence and different ethnographic assets supply plentiful representation of the ideals and practices linked to intercommunal residing, which neighborhood Muslims and Christian groups likened to a common
moral environment.

Drawing mostly from an oral archive containing interviews with over 5000 refugees, Nicholas Doumanis examines the mentalities, cosmologies, and cost platforms as they relate to cultures of coexistence. He additionally rejects the common assumption that the empire used to be destroyed by means of intercommunal hatreds. Doumanis emphasizes the function of state-perpetrated political violence which aimed to create ethnically homogenous areas, and which went a way in reworking those Anatolians into Greeks
and Turks.

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