Ottoman Armenians, Vol. 1:
Life, Culture, Society
Ottoman Armenians, Vol. 1 is the inaugural publication in a series of collaborative volumes that seek to reconstruct the lost world of the Armenian communities in the territories of the Ottoman Empire. Through scholarly analysis, documentation, and the reproduction of historical images, the Ottoman Armenians series will play an important role in recovering the daily life, customs, traditions, cuisine, and environs of the Ottoman Armenian communities.
This, the first in a series of projected volumes, will explore the Armenian communities of Marash (currently Kahramanmaraş), Kharpert/Harput, Palu, Van, Erzurum/Garin, and Zeytun (currently Süleymanlı), through the study of topics such as ritual practices for weddings, births, baptisms, and burials, the nature of interethnic relations, the role of schools and education, public festivals, artisanal crafts, food culture, and autobiography.
The Armenian local life of these towns and villages will be reconstructed mainly through the use of Armenian-language primary sources, which have long been ignored in Ottoman studies.
The volume will comprise some 256 pages and contain some 200 illustrations and photographs. Full color, paperback, perfect bound, professional design, offset printing.
Later volumes will focus on areas including Adana, Urfa (currently Şanlıurfa), Malatya, Ayntab (currently Gaziantep), Kayseri, Aleppo, Sivas, Diyarbekir, and Bitlis.
The volumes in this series will comprise an integral part of the larger Houshamadyan project, the heart of which is the project’s website: www.houshamadyan.org. We invite you to visit our homepage and explore the articles on which our book will build and expand. We will also invite other specialists to submit new articles to our book project.
Houshamadyan intends for each volume in the series to be published in English, Armenian, and Turkish (this first publication is in English).
If you would like to get in touch with us directly about supporting our book project, please contact us by email. Our address is: firstname.lastname@example.org