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An Historical Archaeology of ‘Ottomanism’: Reconsidering Nationalism in the Landscape of the Dispossessed

Author(s): Lynda Carroll

Year: 2014

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The effects of nationalism on the practice of archaeology in the Eastern Mediterranean has been well examined. However, few archaeologists examine late Ottoman period nationalisms as the focus of their research. Yet massive population movements during the 19th and early-20th centuries resulted in new settlement patterns for refugees and resettled groups. Despite a state sponsored ‘Ottomanism’ project aimed at diffusing the resultant ethno-religious tensions, these landscapes became another stage where nationalist identity constructions unfolded. As a result, archaeological approaches to settlement patterns and landscapes provide a new approach to the dynamics of nationalist identity formation in the region.


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An Historical Archaeology of ‘Ottomanism’: Reconsidering Nationalism in the Landscape of the Dispossessed. Lynda Carroll. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 436969)


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PaperId(s): SYM-42,08

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America