The Armenian Genocide, AKA the Elephant in the Room

  title={The Armenian Genocide, AKA the Elephant in the Room},
  author={Ayda Erbal},
  journal={International Journal of Middle East Studies},
  pages={783 - 790}
  • Ayda Erbal
  • Published 14 October 2015
  • History
  • International Journal of Middle East Studies
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The Massacres of Ottoman Armenians and the Writing of Ottoman History

  • D. Quataert
  • History
    Journal of Interdisciplinary History
  • 2006
Little of the writing about the massacres of Armenians, which occurred in 1915, not long before the Ottoman Empire's demise, has utilized Ottoman-language materials. Yet, Ottomanists have a