A Climate for Abduction, a Climate for Redemption: The Politics of Inclusion during and after the Armenian Genocide

  title={A Climate for Abduction, a Climate for Redemption: The Politics of Inclusion during and after the Armenian Genocide},
  author={Lerna Ekmekcioglu},
  journal={Comparative Studies in Society and History},
  pages={522 - 553}
  • Lerna Ekmekcioglu
  • Published 2013
  • Political Science
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
Abstract This article explores a forcible, wartime transfer of women and minors from one ethnic group to another, and its partial reversal after the war. I analyze the historical conditions that enabled the original transfer, and then the circumstances that shaped the reverse transfer. The setting is Istanbul during and immediately after World War I, and the protagonists are various influential agents connected to the Ottoman Turkish state and to the Armenian Patriarchate. The absence and… Expand
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