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Author Clark, Bruce, 1958-

Title Twice a stranger : how mass expulsion forged modern Greece and Turkey / Bruce Clark
Published London : Granta Books, 2006


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 W'BOOL  949.5072 Cla/Tas  AVAILABLE
Description xvii, 274 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Summary "It was a massive, yet little-known landmark in modern history: in 1923, after a long war over the future of the Ottoman world, nearly two million citizens of Turkey or Greece were moved across the Aegean, expelled from their homes because they were the 'wrong' religion." "Orthodox Christians were deported from Turkey to Greece, Muslims from Greece to Turkey. This had some bizarre results: Greek-speaking Muslims from Crete were shipped to Turkey, while Turkish-speaking Christians were deported to Greece." "At the time, world statesmen hailed the transfer as a solution to the problem of minorities who could not co-exist. Both governments saw the exchange as a chance to create societies where a single culture prevailed. And since 1923, the exchange has been invoked by advocates of ethnic separation, from the Balkans to South Asia." "But how did the people who crossed the Aegean feel about this exercise in ethnic engineering, and how did they come to terms with their new homelands? Bruce Clark's account of these turbulent events draws on new archival research in both Greece and Turkey, and interviews with some of the surviving refugees who lived through those years, allowing some of the people involved to speak for themselves for the first time."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Greece
History, 1901-1945
Overseas item
Population policy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-267) and index
Subject Greeks -- Turkey.
Religious refugees -- Greece.
Religious refugees -- Turkey.
Turks -- Greece.
Greece -- History -- 1917-1944.
Turkey -- History -- Revolution, 1918-1923.
ISBN 1862077525 (hbk.)