Orientalism, Ambiguity and Intervention
Examines the relationship between representations of Armenia and the political and humanitarian responses to atrocity, genocide and the refugee crisis. This book shows how Armenia and Armenians were portrayed in Britain at a decisive moment in modern history (1879-1925). It is suitable for scholars of modern British history, and Armenian history.
Introduction From cradle of civilisation to victim nation: Britain and Armenia 1875 - 19251. Imagining Armenia: Otherness, orientalism and ambiguity 2. The boundary of the civilised world? Images of Armenia during the late nineteenth century3. 'The murder of a nation' Representing the Armenian genocide of 19154. Armenian Refugees: Representation, relief and repatriation5. Post-War Armenia: Visions, realities and responsesConclusions The Armenian past, present and future in the British imagination