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Post-Ottoman Coexistence: Sharing Space in the Shadow of Conflict

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Post-Ottoman Coexistence

Sharing Space in the Shadow of Conflict

Edited by Rebecca Bryant

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292 pages, 16 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78533-124-4 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Published (March 2016)

ISBN  978-1-80073-740-2 $19.95/£15.95 / Pb / Published (February 2023)

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“This book will be the seminal work on the theme of coexistence. The dissolution of coexistence, which is also a subject of this volume, is an easier subject to cover, but by understanding the terms of coexistence one is better placed to understand the crises and violence that destroyed them too… I cannot think of a better study on the micro-dynamics of difference.” · Nicholas Doumanis, University of New South Wales, Australia


In Southeast Europe, the Balkans, and Middle East, scholars often refer to the “peaceful coexistence” of various religious and ethnic groups under the Ottoman Empire before ethnonationalist conflicts dissolved that shared space and created legacies of division. Post-Ottoman Coexistence interrogates ways of living together and asks what practices enabled centuries of cooperation and sharing, as well as how and when such sharing was disrupted. Contributors discuss both historical and contemporary practices of coexistence within the context of ethno-national conflict and its aftermath.

Rebecca Bryant is Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Utrecht University and Visiting Professor in the European Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is the author of numerous works examining the ongoing division in Cyprus, including The Past in Pieces: Belonging in the New Cyprus (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010) and Sovereignty Suspended: Building the So-Called State (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020).

Subject: Peace and Conflict StudiesSociology
Area: EuropeMiddle East & Israel

Post-Ottoman Coexistence Edited by Rebecca Bryant is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) with support from Knowledge Unlatched.

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OA ISBN: 978-1-78533-375-0


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