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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)

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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 A. N. Hadjiyannis Senior Research Fellow 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 Imagining the Modern: The Cultures of Nationalism in Cyprus (London: I.B. Tauris, 2004) and The Past in Pieces: Belonging in the New Cyprus (Philadephia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010), among others.

Subject: Peace and Conflict Studies Sociology
Area: Europe Middle 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


List of illustrations

Introduction: Everyday Coexistence in the Post-Ottoman Space
Rebecca Bryant


Chapter 1. Sharing Traditions of Land Use and Ownership: Considering the “Ground” for Coexistence and Conflict in Pre-Modern Cyprus
Irene Dietzel

Chapter 2. Intersecting Religioscapes in Post-Ottoman Spaces: Trajectories Of Change, Competition And Sharing Of Religious Spaces
Robert M. Hayden

Chapter 3. Cosmopolitanism or Constitutive Violence? The Creation of “Turkish” Iraklio
Aris Anagnostopoulos

Chapter 4. Trade and Exchange in Nicosia’s Shared Realm: Ermou Street in the 1940s and 1950s
Anita Bakshi


Chapter 5. In Bed Together: Coexistence in Togo Mizrahi’s Alexandria Films
Deborah A. Starr

Chapter 6. Memory, Conviviality and Coexistence: Negotiating Class Differences in Burgazadası, Istanbul
Deniz Neriman Duru

Chapter 7. “If you write this tačno, it will be točno!”: Performing Linguistic Difference in Postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina
Azra Hromadzic


Chapter 8. The Istanbul Armenians: Negotiating Coexistence
Sossie Kasbarian

Chapter 9. A Conflict of Spaces or of Recognition? Co-Presence in Divided Jerusalem
Sylvaine Bulle

Chapter 10. Grounds for Sharing, Occasions for Conflict: An Inquiry into the Social Foundations of Cohabitation and Antagonism
Glenn Bowman


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