Grecs et Arméniens à l'épreuve de la société ottomane, d'après les chroniques occidentales (1673-1830)

Abstract : From the late seventeenth century until the advent of an independent Greece, the Ottoman domination of the Greek and Armenian peoples resulted for Western chroniclers as a decline of their inferior cultures. Westerners testimonies sometimes remain shift through the idea of tolerance defended by some ottomanists historians. Although their particular status of Christians in Islamic countries allowed them to enjoy freedom of religious belief, the "Ottoman yoke" was such that Westerners ascribed to ottomans unequal laws the deletion of the Greek and Armenian memories The mentalities of the Greeks and Armenians remained as individuals humiliations. These people were unable to maintain their traditional way of life. Humiliated, Greeks and Armenians had to adapt in order to survive in an hostile world. Their architectural heritage and the survival of their national language were threatened in some areas of the empire. They were subject to the Ottman arbitrary power and were considerate as second-plagued people. In some cases it happened that the Ottoman Christians had the necessity to desperately make a cry for help to Western embassies to overcome their unbearable status. Considered by Westerners as "schismatic" or "heretics" Greeks and Armeians were nevertheless admirated because they appeared as the leaders of the Ottoman Empire.
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Alexandre Maden. Grecs et Arméniens à l'épreuve de la société ottomane, d'après les chroniques occidentales (1673-1830). Histoire. 2014. ⟨dumas-01060867⟩



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