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Great Catastrophe : Armenians and Turks in the Shadow of Genocide

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Tells the important and little-understood story of how the Armenian genocide has been understood, studied, and politicizedWritten by one of the most distinguished and respected scholars of the Caucasus region

Author: De Waal Thomas
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9780190904784
Cover: Paperback
Edition Number: 1
Release Year: 2019


Author's Note
Map 1: The Ottoman Empire in 1914
Map 2: Turkey in 2014
Introduction: Requiem in Diyarbakir
Chapter 1: The Catastrophe
Chapter 2: The History
Chapter 3: From Van to Lausanne
Chapter 4: Aspects of Forgetting
Chapter 5: Post-War Politics
Chapter 6: Awakening
Chapter 7: Assailing Turkey
Chapter 8: A Turkish Thaw
Chapter 9: Independent Armenia
Chapter 10: The Protocols
Chapter 11: Hidden Histories in Diyarbakir
Chapter 12: Two Memorials in Istanbul


Thomas de Waal is a writer and scholar on the Caucasus, Eastern Europe and Black Sea and the author of four books on the region, including authoritative works on the Armenia-Azerbaijan and Chechnya conflicts. He is currently a Senior Fellow with the think-tank Carnegie Europe, based in London. De Waal has worked as a newspaper journalist in Moscow and a foreign policy analyst in Washington DC.

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