Apr 25, 2012

Ottoman Migrations from the Eastern Mediterranean | Andrew Arsan

52. Ottoman Migrations

Migration has been a major vehicle of change in human history, and the modern world has in many ways been shaped by the activities and experiences of migrants. In this episode, Andrew Arsan discusses the historical experience of Arab migrants who left regions of the Eastern Mediterranean such as Syria and Mount Lebanon and the economic and social transformations that resulted both in the region as well as in the mahjar.

Andrew Arsan is a postdoctoral research associate at the Near East Studies Department at Princeton University focusing on the modern history of Syria and Lebanon (see academia.edu)
Zachary J. Foster is a Ph.D student in the Near East Studies Department at Princeton University focusing on the modern Middle East

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Akram Khater, Inventing home: emigration, gender, and the middle class in Lebanon, 1870-1920 (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2001).

Albert Hourani and Nadim Shehadi, eds., The Lebanese in the world: a century years of emigration (London: IB Tauris, 1992).

Sarah Gualtieri, Between Arab and White: race and ethnicity in the early Syrian American diaspora (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2009).

Ignacio Klich and Jeffrey Lesser, eds., Arab and Jewish immigrants in Latin America: images and realities (New York, NY: Routledge, 1998).

John Tofik Karam, Another arabesque: Syrian-Lebanese ethnicity in neoliberal Brazil (Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2007).

Apr 19, 2012

Periodizing Modern Turkish History | Nicholas Danforth

51. Dividing the Past

One of the central questions in the history of modern Turkey continues be the late-Ottoman legacy and in particular, the experience of World War I and the War of Independence (1914-1923). While some authors choose this period as a start or end point for their historical studies, others seek to identify continuities across Ottoman and republican temporal space. In this episode, Nick Danforth describes different approaches to the periodization of modern Turkish history and explains the political and cultural views and sensibilities that lie behind some of these frameworks.



Nicholas Danforth is a PhD student studying the history of modern Turkey at Georgetown University (see academia.edu)
Chris Gratien is a PhD student studying the history of the modern Middle East at Georgetown University (see academia.edu)

Note for the listener: This podcast is not primarily a work of primary source research. It is a synthesis of publicly available information and draws extensively from the following works below, which are also mentioned during the course of the episode. For the purposes of academic citation, we encourage you to consult these works. 

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Üngör, Uğur Ümit. The Making of Modern Turkey: Nation and State in Eastern Anatolia, 1913-1950. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Göçek, Fatma Müge. The Transformation of Turkey Redefining State and Society from the Ottoman Empire to the Modern Era. London: I.B. Tauris, 2011.

Ahmad, Feroz. Turkey: The Quest for Identity. Oxford: Oneworld, 2003.

Meeker, Michael E. A Nation of Empire The Ottoman Legacy of Turkish Modernity. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.

Zürcher, Erik Jan. Turkey: A Modern History. London: I.B. Tauris, 1998.

Zürcher, Erik Jan. The Unionist Factor: The Rôle of the Committee of Union and Progress in the Turkish National Movement, 1905-1926. Leiden: Brill, 1984.

Ahmad, Feroz. The Turkish Experiment in Democracy: 1950-1975. Boulder, Colo: Westview, 1977.

Lewis, Bernard. The Emergence of Modern Turkey. London, New York: Oxford University Press, 1961.

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