The Armenian Rebellion at Van
Before World War I, the ancient city of Van in southeastern Anatolia had a population of approximately 100,000 people, while the population of Van Province was about 500,000. Armenians formed a large minority, with Kurdish tribes and Turks in the majority.
The Armenian Rebellion at Van presents a long-overdue examination of Van from the 1870s to 1919. As the authors state, "The Armenian Revolt was an integral part of the great disaster that overcame the people of the Ottoman East. The slaughter of Muslims that accompanied the Armenian revolt in Van Province inexorably led first to Kurdish reprisals on the Armenians, then to a general and mutual massacre of the people of the East."
The actions at Van offer a window into the far-reaching events that soon followed in other parts of Anatolia.
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The Ruins of Van
The City and Province of Van
Allegiance Politics and Power
Rebellion in 1896
Development of the Revolution 18971908
The Committee of Union and Progress and the Armenians 19081912
Kurdish Revolts and the Inspectorates 19121914
World War I and the Armenian Revolt in Van
Armenians in the Van Government
Extract from the Instructions for Personal Defense 1910
An Example of Attacks on Villagers
The Manifesto of Abdiirrezzak
Destruction and Murder in Van