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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Greek Muslims

As I noted recently in discussing "Greek" Christians and "Turkish" Muslims in late Ottoman Anatolia, relations in the region, and shifting understandings of "identity" have often been very complicated indeed. A recent study by Kevin Featherstone sheds further light on an especially neglected group: The Last Ottomans: The Muslim Minority of Greece 1940-1949.

About this book the publisher tells us:
This book provides a new study of the international and local politics surrounding the Muslim minority of Western Thrace (Greece) in the 1940s, based on previously unseen archival material. It addresses the minority’s complex identity, its relations with other communities in the area, the international diplomacy of WWII and strategic considerations of the Cold War.

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