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Author Maksudyan, Nazan, 1977- author

Title Ottoman children and youth during World War I / Nazan Maksudyan
Edition First edition
Published Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource
Series Contemporary issues in the Middle East
Contents Introduction : the children's version -- The great war and state orphanages (darüleytam) -- Ottoman orphan apprentices in Germany -- Children as agents and targets of nationalist politics -- Survival of children during the Armenian genocide -- Conclusion : farewell to childhood?
Summary Maksudyan approaches the experience of World War I in the Ottoman lands from the perspective of social history, focusing on how total mobilization altered the "lives behind the lines" through the testimony of children. She discusses how issues like lack of education, work force shortages, economic dire straits, ethnic hatred, and nationalism affected children's lives, and how these were partially shaped by the children themselves. Ultimately, Maksudyan demonstrates that children, rather than being passive victims or casualties, were engaged in every facet of war
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject World War (1914-1918)
Children and war -- Turkey -- History -- 20th century
Children -- Turkey -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Orphanages -- Turkey -- History -- 20th century
Orphans -- Turkey -- History -- 20th century
World War, 1914-1918 -- Children -- Turkey
Children and war.
Children -- Social conditions.
HISTORY / Middle East / Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019008420
ISBN 0815654731
9780815654735 (electronic bk.)