Paramilitary Violence in the Collapsing Ottoman Empire

Uğur Ümit Üngör

in War in Peace

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199654918
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191744273 | DOI:

Series: The Greater War

Paramilitary Violence in the Collapsing Ottoman Empire

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This chapter traces the continuum of violence in the collapsing Ottoman Empire from the Balkan Wars through the Great War to the postwar conflicts in Anatolia and the Caucasus. It argues that paramilitary violence was a crucial component of the violence against civilians that unfolded in these pivotal years South-East European history

Keywords: Turkey; Ottoman Empire; Caucasus; Balkans; Young Turks; genocide; ethnic cleansing

Chapter.  9714 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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