Muslim minority in Greek historiography: a distorted story?

Katsikas, Stefanos. 2012. Muslim minority in Greek historiography: a distorted story? European History Quarterly, 42(3), pp. 444-467. ISSN 0265-6914 [Article]

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This paper provides a bibliographical review of the major academic works which have been published or translated into Greek and deal with the minority life of Muslims who have lived in Greece since the early 1830s. The paper focuses on the methodological approach of these works, the time of their publication and the research fields which they cover or disregard. It argues that by the end of the Cold War Greek academic works on the subject are highly influenced by the climate in Greco-Turkish relations. They remain silent about Muslim populations who lived prior to 1923 in the country and focus on the Muslims of western Thrace, the minority life of whom they portray a distorted picture. This has started to change since 1989, but there is still a long way to go until Greek academia overcomes its biased, emotional and politically-influenced modus operandi on the subject and undertakes a more dispassionate approach.

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balkan, minorities, greece, muslim

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19 Nov 2012 15:04

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29 Apr 2020 15:31

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