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Akçam, Taner 1953-

Works: 71 works in 264 publications in 7 languages and 6,775 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Historical television programs  Sources  Documentary films  Book reviews  Reviews  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor
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Most widely held works by Taner Akçam
The Young Turks' crime against humanity : the Armenian genocide and ethnic cleansing in the Ottoman Empire by Taner Akçam( )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 1,632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Introducing new evidence from more than 600 secret Ottoman documents, this book demonstrates in unprecedented detail that the Armenian Genocide and the expulsion of Greeks from the late Ottoman Empire resulted from an official effort to rid the empire of its Christian subjects. Presenting these previously inaccessible documents along with expert context and analysis, Taner Akçam's most authoritative work to date goes deep inside the bureaucratic machinery of Ottoman Turkey to show how a dying empire embraced genocide and ethnic cleansing. Although the deportation and killing of Armenians was internationally condemned in 1915 as a 'crime against humanity and civilization, ' the Ottoman government initiated a policy of denial that is still maintained by the Turkish Republic. The case for Turkey's 'official history' rests on documents from the Ottoman imperial archives, to which access has been heavily restricted until recently. It is this very source that Akçam now uses to overturn the official narrative. The documents presented here attest to a late-Ottoman policy of Turkification, the goal of which was no less than the radical demographic transformation of Anatolia. To that end, about one-third of Anatolia's 15 million people were displaced, deported, expelled, or massacred, destroying the ethno-religious diversity of an ancient cultural crossroads of East and West, and paving the way for the Turkish Republic. By uncovering the central roles played by demographic engineering and assimilation in the Armenian Genocide, this book will fundamentally change how this crime is understood and show that physical destruction is not the only aspect of the genocidal process."--Jacket
A shameful act : the Armenian genocide and the question of Turkish responsibility by Taner Akçam( Book )

34 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the Armenian genocide draws on Ottoman sources, including parliamentary minutes, letters, military and court records, and eyewitness accounts, to lay responsibility for the event on Turkish authorities, revealing a systematic orchestration of the killings by the military, ruling political parties, and the Ottoman state
Turkey and the Armenian ghost : on the trail of the genocide by Laure Marchand( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first genocide of the twentieth century remains unrecognized and unpunished. One hundred years later, Turkey continues to deny the slaughter of over a million Ottoman Armenians in 1915 and the following years. What sets the Armenian genocide apart from other mass atrocities is that the country responsible has never officially acknowledged its actions, and no individual has ever been brought to justice. Here, the authors visit historic sites and interview politicians, elderly survivors, descendants, authors, and activists in a quest for the hidden truth. Taking the reader into remote mountain regions, tiny hamlets, and the homes of traumatized victims of a deadly persecution that continues to this day, they reveal little-known aspects of the history and culture of a people who have been rendered invisible in their ancient homeland. Seeking to illuminate complex issues of blame and responsibility, guilt and innocence, the authors discuss the roles played in this drama by the "righteous Turks," the Kurds, the converts, the rebels, and the "leftovers of the sword." They also describe the struggle to have the genocide officially recognized in Turkey, France, and the United States. Arguing that this massive cover-up has had consequences for Turks as well as for Armenians, the authors point to a society sickened by a century of denial. The face of Turkey is gradually changing, however, and a new generation of Turks is beginning to understand what happened and to realize that the ghost of the Armenian genocide must be recognized and laid to rest"--Publisher description
From empire to republic : Turkish nationalism and the Armenian genocide by Taner Akçam( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The murder of more than one million Armenians by the Ottoman Turkish government in 1915 has been acknowledged as genocide. Yet almost 100 years later, these crimes remain unrecognized by the Turkish state. This book is the first attempt by a Turk to understand the genocide from a perpetrator's, rather than victim's, perspective, and to contextualize the events of 1915 within Turkey's political history and western regional policies. Turkey today is in the midst of a tumultuous transition, but until it confronts its past and present violations of human rights, it will never be a truly democratic nation. This book explores the sources of the Armenian genocide, how Turks today view it, the meanings of Turkish and Armenian identity, and how the long legacy of western intervention in the region has suppressed reform, rather than promoted democracy.--From publisher description
Judgment at Istanbul : the Armenian genocide trials by Vahakn N Dadrian( )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the Turko-Armenian conflict. - Military defeat and the victors' drive for punitive justice. - The preparations for court-martial. - The initiation of courts-martial. - Emergent Kemalism and the courts-martial. - The series of major trials and the related verdicts : the falsification of the arguments of "relocation," "civil war" and "intercommunal clashes". - Legal proceedings as a conceptual framework. - A summary of the conditions surrounding the trials. - The judicial liquidation of some of the arch perpetrators by both CUP and the Kemalist authorities and the demise of other accomplices. - Death sentences handed down by the Military Tribunal in Istanbul. - Coverage of the trials by the Istanbul Turkish press. - Formation and operation of the Ottoman military tribunals. - The full texts in English of the indictments and verdicts
The Armenian genocide by Laurence Jourdan( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete story of the first Genocide of the 20th century, when over a million Armenians died at the hands of the Ottoman Turks during World War I -- an event that is denied by Turkey to this day. This film features interviews with leading experts in the field, such as Pulitzer Prize-winning author Samantha Power and New York Times best-selling author Peter Balakian. The documentary includes never-before-seen historical footage of the events and key players, including Rafael Lemkin telling the story of how he invented the word Genocide in the 1940s. Featuring the voiceover talents of Ed Harris, Natalie Portman, Laura Linney, and Orlando Bloom
Armenien und der Völkermord : die Istanbuler Prozesse und die türkische Nationalbewegung by Taner Akçam( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in German and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains transcripts from trials
The spirit of the laws : the plunder of wealth in the Armenian genocide by Taner Akçam( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4e de couverture indique : "Pertinent to contemporary demands for reparations from Turkey is the relationship between law and property in connection with the Armenian Genocide. This book examines the confiscation of Armenian properties during the genocide and subsequent attempts to retain seized Armenian wealth. Through the close analysis of laws and treaties, it reveals that decrees issued during the genocide constitute central pillars of the Turkish system of property rights, retaining their legal validity, and although Turkey has acceded through international agreements to return Armenian properties, it continues to refuse to do so. The book demonstrates that genocides do not depend on the abolition of the legal system and elimination of rights, but that, on the contrary, the perpetrators of genocide manipulate the legal system to facilitate their plans."
Killing orders : Talat Pasha's telegrams and the Armenian genocide by Taner Akçam( Book )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book represents an earthquake in genocide studies, particularly in the field of Armenian Genocide research. A unique feature of the Armanian Genocide has been the long-standing efforts of successive Turkish governments to deny its historicity and to hide the documentary evidence surrounding it. This book provides a major clarification of the often blurred lines between facts and truth in regard to these events. The authenticity of the killing orders signed by Ottoman Interior Minister Talat Pasha and the memoirs of the Ottomon bureaucrat Naim Efendi have been two of the most contested topics in this regard. The denialist school has long argued that these documents and memoirs were all forgeries, produced by Armenians to further their claims. Taner Akc̦am provides the evidence to refute the basis of these claims and demonstrates clearly why the documents can be trusted as authentic, revealing the genocidal intent of the Ottoman-Turkish government towards its Armenian population. As such, this work removes a cornerstone from the denialist edifice, and further establishes the historicity of the Armenian Genocide--back cover
De Armeense genocide : een reconstructie by Taner Akçam( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in Dutch and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historische reconstructie van de genocide op de Armeense inwoners van het Ottomaans-Turkse Rijk gedurende de jaren 1915-1917
Türk ulusal kimliği ve Ermeni sorunu by Taner Akçam( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historiebog om de gensidige blodsudgydelser som fandt sted mellem armeniere og den muslimske befolkning (tyrkere og kurdere) og kostede hundredetusindevis af mennesker livet i Det osmanniske Riges opløsningsperiode fra slutningen af 1800-tallet til slutningen af 1. Verdenskrig
Dialogue across an international divide : essays towards a Turkish-Armenian dialogue by Taner Akçam( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

İnsan hakları ve Ermeni sorunu : İttihat ve Terakki'den Kurtuluş Savaşı'na by Taner Akçam( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in Turkish and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siyasî kültürümüzde zulüm ve işkence by Taner Akçam( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in Turkish and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Turquie et le fantôme arménien : sur les traces du génocide : essai by Laure Marchand( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in French and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ermeni meselesi hallolunmuştur : Osmanlı belgelerine göre savaş yıllarında Ermenilere yönelik politikalar by Taner Akçam( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Turkish and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tehcir ve Taktil : divan-ı harb-i örfî zabıtları : İttihad ve Terakki'nin yargılanması, 1919-1922( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Turkish and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ermeni tabusu aralanırken : diyalogdan başka bir çözüm var mı? by Taner Akçam( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Turkish and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Armenian question; history; Turkey
1915 yazıları by Taner Akçam( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in Turkish and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jugement à Istanbul : le procès du génocide des Arméniens by Vahakn N Dadrian( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A shameful act : the Armenian genocide and the question of Turkish responsibility
From empire to republic : Turkish nationalism and the Armenian genocideJudgment at Istanbul : the Armenian genocide trials
Alternative Names
Akçam, Altuğ Taner 1953-

Akcam, Taner

Akʻchʻam, Tʻaner, 1953-

Ākchām, Tānir 1953-

Taner Akçam German historian

Taner Akçam historiador alemán

Taner Akçam historien allemand

Taner Akçam istoric german

Taner Akçam storico turco

Taner Akçam török-német történész, szociológus

Taner Akçam türkischer Historiker, Soziologe und Autor

Taner Akçam turkisk historiker

Taner Akçam Turks historicus

Taner Akçam tyrkisk historikar

Taner Akçam tyrkisk historiker

Tanər Akçam

Акчам, Танер 1953-

Танер Акчам турецкий историк, социолог и публицист

Թաներ Աքչամ

אקצ'ם, טנר

تانار اكشم

تانر آکچام تاریخ‌نگار اهل ترکیه


English (101)

Turkish (45)

French (14)

German (13)

Dutch (4)

Italian (3)

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