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The Thirty-Year Genocide

Turkey’s Destruction of Its Christian Minorities, 1894–1924

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$35.00 • £25.00 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674916456

Publication Date: 04/24/2019


672 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

30 photos, 7 maps, 2 tables


A landmark contribution to the study of these epochal events… A richly textured and highly sensitive study… The authors document, in painstaking detail and with constant reference to their key arguments, the centrally planned murder and deportation of Christians throughout Turkey.—Mardean Isaac, The Times Literary Supplement

Offers a subtle diagnosis of why, at particular moments over a span of three decades, Ottoman rulers and their successors unleashed torrents of suffering.—Bruce Clark, The New York Times Book Review

Gut-wrenching… Morris and Ze’evi convey well the horror of the killings.—John Waterbury, Foreign Affairs

Again and again, I was brought up short by the sheer, terrible, shocking accounts of violence in Morris’s and Zeevi’s work… Is it possible for a people to be so inured to cruelty that they changed, that their acts of sadism could alter their humanity?—Robert Fisk, The Independent

Remarkable… A warning from history, perhaps, that this incisive work transmits to us in these dark days of political turmoil.—Colin Shindler, The Jewish Chronicle

Forces me to re-examine my understanding of the Armenian Genocide… It will stand in both the historical records of nations and in the field of Genocide studies as a monumental marker of excellence.—Gilbert Bilezikian, Massis Post

A must read for anyone interested in the tragic events and history which inevitably shaped the modern world.—Eleni Sakellis, National Herald

An exhaustive account of Turkish policies towards Christians from the waning years of the Ottoman Caliphate through the first decade of Atatürk’s rule.—Dov S. Zakheim, National Interest

The book’s strength lies in the fact that it has a broader perspective than many other books on the subject… Morris and Ze’evi have given us an outstanding representation of the fate of the Christian minorities during this crucial thirty-year period.—Svante Lundgren, Svenska Dagbladet

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