Book Talk: Empire of Refugees: North Caucasian Muslims and the Late Ottoman State

  • Starts5:15 pm on Monday, March 25, 2024
  • Ends6:45 pm on Monday, March 25, 2024

The Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs (CURA), The Center on Forced Displacement, and the History Department invite you to join us for a book talk — moderated by Aimee Genell (BU) –on Vladimir Hamed-Troyansky’s recently published monograph Empire of Refugees: North Caucasian Muslims and the Late Ottoman State.

Book Abstract: Between the 1850s and World War I, the Ottoman Empire welcomed about a million Muslim refugees from Russia. These refugees established hundreds of villages throughout the Ottoman Balkans, Anatolia, and the Levant. Most villages still exist today, including what is now the city of Amman. Dr. Vladimir Hamed-Troyansky will present his new book, Empire of Refugees: North Caucasian Muslims and the Late Ottoman State, which examines how Circassian, Chechen, Dagestani, and other refugees transformed the late Ottoman Empire and how the Ottoman government managed Muslim refugee resettlement. Empire of Refugees demonstrates that the Ottoman government created a refugee regime that predated refugee systems set up by the League of Nations and the United Nations. It offers a new way to think about migration and displacement in the Middle East.

Location:
Pardee School of Global Studies, 154 Bay State Road, 2nd floor (Eilts Room)
Registration:
https://www.bu.edu/cura/2024/02/12/book-talk-empire-of-refugees-north-caucasian-muslims-and-the-late-ottoman-state/

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