Journals Higher Education



Published: 22 November 2012

246 Pages


ISBN: 9780199547043

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Before the Nation

Muslim-Christian Coexistence and its Destruction in Late-Ottoman Anatolia

Nicholas Doumanis

  • A unique study of coexistence in a multi-ethnic empire: explains why multi-ethnic societies have been the norm in world history, why these societies managed to remain stable, and why they endured
  • Offers a unique study of identities that existed before people became 'national'
  • Shows that popular religion played an important role in supporting peaceful coexistence
  • Highlights the role of political violence in nation-building and for developing mass national consciousness