Post-Ottoman Topologies

The Presence of the Past in the Era of the Nation-State
by Nicolas Argenti
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Publisher: Berghahn Books

Series: Studies in Social Analysis

Publication Date: April 01, 2019

ISBN: 9781789202410

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How does an ethnically and culturally plural empire, where Christians, Jews, and Muslims could ascend to the highest levels of political authority and influence, devolve into a disarray of nation-states defined by nationalist ideologies? With contributions from several of the Balkan countries that once were united under the aegis of the Ottoman Empire, this latest volume proposes new theoretical approaches to the experience and transmission of the past through time. Each contributor explores themes regarding the transmission of collective memories of post-Ottoman state formation and the malaise associated with a contemporary epoch that, echoing late modernity, we might term ‘late nationalism’.