Book review: The Armenian Genocide: Cultural and Ethical Legacies

Guenter Lewy Readers familiar with Russian and Turkish history will experience the same sense of unreality in reading Hovannisian’s insistence that the Armenian disaster in 1915 was entirely unprovoked and the result of a xenophobic nationalistic mindset and a total war ethic on the part of the Young Turk regime. In this narrative there is […]

Book Review: The Armenian Rebellion at Van

Amazon book review by David Saltzman. The Armenian Rebellion at Van (Utah Series in Turkish and Islamic Stud)  By Justin McCarthy Publisher: University of Utah Press (September 29, 2006) This book puts a magnifying glass to a short period of history in the frontier lands of an immense, but collapsing empire. Yet these events help […]

Book Review: The Armenian Massacres in Ottoman Turkey

Book Review by Robert Brenton Betts, professor, University of Balamand The Armenian Massacres in Ottoman Turkey: A Disputed Genocide By Guenter Lewy Publisher: The University of Utah Press, 2005 At last, nearly a century after the ghastly events following the deportation of the Armenian population of Eastern Anatolia in 1915-16, a carefully balanced and scrupulously […]