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it's normal for survivors of ethnic detoxification or even genocide to talk nostalgically approximately previous occasions of intercommunal concord and brotherhood. After being pushed from their Anatolian homelands, Greek Orthodox refugees insisted that they 'lived good with the Turks', and yearned for the times once they labored and drank espresso jointly, participated in every one other's gala's, or even prayed to an identical saints. Historians have by no means confirmed severe regard to these
memories, given the refugees had fled from bad 'ethnic' violence that looked as if it would mirror deep-seated and pre-existing animosities. Refugee nostalgia appeared natural delusion; possibly contrived to reduce the ache and humiliations of displacement.

Before the country argues that there's greater than a grain of fact to those nostalgic traditions. It issues to the truth that intercommunality, a method of daily residing in line with the lodging of cultural distinction, used to be a regular and stabilizing characteristic of multi-ethnic societies. Refugee reminiscence and different ethnographic resources offer plentiful representation of the ideals and practices linked to intercommunal residing, which neighborhood Muslims and Christian groups likened to a common
moral environment.

Drawing principally from an oral archive containing interviews with over 5000 refugees, Nicholas Doumanis examines the mentalities, cosmologies, and cost platforms as they relate to cultures of coexistence. He in addition rejects the general assumption that the empire used to be destroyed through intercommunal hatreds. Doumanis emphasizes the position of state-perpetrated political violence which aimed to create ethnically homogenous areas, and which went a way in remodeling those Anatolians into Greeks
and Turks.

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