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The Great Game of Genocide
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The Great Game of Genocide: Imperialism, Nationalism, and the Destruction of the Ottoman Armenians

Donald Bloxham

Abstract

This book addresses the origins, development, and aftermath of the Armenian genocide in a reappraisal based on primary and secondary sources from all the major parties involved. Rejecting the determinism of many influential studies, and discarding polemics on all sides, it founds its interpretation of the genocide in the interaction between the Ottoman empire in its decades of terminal decline, the self-interested policies of the European imperial powers, and the agenda of some Armenian nationalists in and beyond Ottoman territory. Particular attention is paid to the international context of t ... More

Keywords: Armenia, genocide, Ottoman empire, Armenian nationalism, eastern question, Armenian question, First World War, Entente, Middle East

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199273560
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273560.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Donald Bloxham, author
Lecturer in Twentieth Century History, University of Edinburgh
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