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By Amy Singer, Christoph Neumann, Selcuk Aksin Somel

A lot conventional historiography consciously and unconsciously glosses over sure discourses, narratives, and practices. This ebook examines silences or omissions in center jap historical past on the flip of the twenty-first century, to offer a fuller account of the society, tradition and politics. With a specific specialize in the Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Egypt, Iran and Palestine, the participants give some thought to how and why such silences happen, in addition to the timing and motivation for breaking them. Introducing unforeseen, occasionally counter-intuitive, matters in heritage, chapters study: girls and kids survivors of the Armenian massacres in 1915 Greek-Orthodox topics who supported the Ottoman empire and the formation of the Turkish republic the conflicts between Palestinians through the riot of 1936-39 pre-marital intercourse in smooth Egypt Arab authors writing in regards to the Balkans the industrial, now not nationwide or racial, origins of anti-Armenian violence the eu ladies who married Muslim Egyptians Drawing on quite a lot of resources and methodologies, akin to interviews; newly-discovered records; fictional bills; and memoirs, every one bankruptcy analyses a narrative and its suppression, contemplating how their absences have affected our earlier understandings of the background of the center East.

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7 H. E. Barnes, A History of historical writing. 2nd rev. , 1963, pp. 178–206; R. G. Collingwood, The idea of history, pp. 86–93. See also A. Bowie, From romanticism to critical theory: the philosophy of German literary theory, London: Routledge, 2002; J. Christensen, Romanticism at the end of history, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000. 8 H. E. Barnes, A History of historical writing, p. 246; R. G. Collingwood, The idea of history, p. 130; F. Gilbert, History: politics or culture?

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