The Thirty-Year Genocide: Turkey's Destruction of its Christian Minorities, 1894-1924

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A reappraisal of the giant massacres perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire, and then the Turkish Republic, against their Christian minorities.
Between 1894 and 1924, three waves of violence swept across Anatolia, targeting the region’s Christian minorities, who had previously accounted for 20 percent of the population. By 1924, the Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks had been reduced to 2 percent. Most historians have treated these waves as distinct, isolated events, and successive Turkish governments presented them as an unfortunate sequence of accidents. The Thirty-Year Genocide is the first account to show that the three were actually part of a single, continuing, and intentional effort to wipe out Anatolia’s Christian population.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherHarvard University Press
Number of pages656
ISBN (Print)9780674916456, 067491645X
StatePublished - 2019


  • Christians
  • Kemalism
  • Persécutions
  • Politique et gouvernemen
  • Turkey
  • Question arménienne
  • Armenian question
  • Religious minorities
  • Persecution
  • Arméniens, Massacres des (1894-1896)
  • Genocide
  • Minorités religieuses


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