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Author Marchand, Laure, author.

Title Turkey and the Armenian ghost : on the trail of the genocide / Laure Marchand and Guillaume Perrier ; foreword by Taner Akçam ; translated by Debbie Blythe.

Publication Info. Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Genocide Memorial Collection    956.6201 MAR    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    956.62 MAR    Available
Description xviii, 225 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Note Translation of: La Turquie et le fantôme arménien.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-213) and index.
Form Issued also in electronic format.
Contents Introduction : the Armenian genocide and the law -- Marseille : Little Armenia -- Armen Aroyan, archaeologist of the genocide -- Of grandmothers and grandchildren -- Converts : the hidden Armenians -- Dersim : land of rebels -- Genocide of the stone -- The Armenian Don Quixote -- Vakıf : the last village -- Football diplomacy -- An obsession with denial -- Sevag Balıkçı : 1,500,000 + 2 -- Çankaya Palace : the republic's original sin -- "If you destroy a nest, you can't make it your own" -- The soul of the resistance movement -- Hrant Dink : the Armenian and his Turkish heirs -- The Kurds : pricking Turkey's conscience -- Death of a sub-prefect -- The righteous Turks.
Summary "The first genocide of the twentieth century remains unrecognized and unpunished. One hundred years later, Turkey continues to deny the slaughter of over a million Ottoman Armenians in 1915 and the following years. What sets the Armenian genocide apart from other mass atrocities is that the country responsible has never officially acknowledged its actions, and no individual has ever been brought to justice. Here, the authors visit historic sites and interview politicians, elderly survivors, descendants, authors, and activists in a quest for the hidden truth. Taking the reader into remote mountain regions, tiny hamlets, and the homes of traumatized victims of a deadly persecution that continues to this day, they reveal little-known aspects of the history and culture of a people who have been rendered invisible in their ancient homeland. Seeking to illuminate complex issues of blame and responsibility, guilt and innocence, the authors discuss the roles played in this drama by the "righteous Turks," the Kurds, the converts, the rebels, and the "leftovers of the sword." They also describe the struggle to have the genocide officially recognized in Turkey, France, and the United States. Arguing that this massive cover-up has had consequences for Turks as well as for Armenians, the authors point to a society sickened by a century of denial. The face of Turkey is gradually changing, however, and a new generation of Turks is beginning to understand what happened and to realize that the ghost of the Armenian genocide must be recognized and laid to rest"--Publisher description.
Language Text translated from the French.
Subject Armenian massacres, 1915-1923.
Armenian massacres, 1915-1923 -- Historiography.
Armenians -- Turkey -- History.
Genocide -- Turkey.
Collective memory.
Added Author Blythe, Debbie, 1955- translator.
Perrier, Guillaume, author.
Akçam, Taner, 1953- writer of supplementary textual content.
Added Title Turquie et le fantôme arménien. English
Other Form: Marchand, Laure. Turquie et le fantôme arménien. English. Turkey and the Armenian ghost. (CaOONL)20149077130
ISBN 9780773545496 (cloth)
0773545492 (cloth)
9780773597198 (ePDF)
9780773597204 (ePUB)

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