Between Anatolia and the Balkans: Tracing Armenians in a Post-Ottoman Order

  • Hakem Al-Rustom
Part of the Mediterranean Perspectives book series (MEPERS)


This chapter examines the experiences of Anatolian Armenians to offer critical perspectives on seeing and writing about post-Ottoman societies. Building on the literature of post-colonial studies, this chapter demonstrates the ways in which one cannot write Armenian history in Turkey without first considering the predicament of the Muslim populations of the Balkan and the Kurds in Anatolia. Such “intertwined histories and overlapping territories,” to use Edward Said’s words, contribute to the decolonization and denationalization of area studies.

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  • Hakem Al-Rustom
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  1. 1.The University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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