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Sample Readings


  • Augustinos, Gerasimos. The Greeks of Asia Minor: Confession, Community, and Ethnicity in the Nineteenth Century. Kent: Kent State University Press, 1992.

  • Jennings, Ronald C. “Zimmis (Non-Muslims) in Early 17th Century Ottoman Judicial Records: The Sharia Court of Anatolian Kayseri.” Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 21, no. 3 (October 1, 1978): 225–293.

  • Kitromilides, Paschalis, and Alexis Alexandris. “Ethnic Survival, Nationalism and Forced Migration: The Historical Demography of the Greek Community of Asia Minor at the Close of the Ottoman Era.” Bulletin of the Centre for Asia Minor Studies 5 (1985 1984): 9–44.

  • Kitromilides, Paschalis. “The Intellectual Foundations of Asia Minor Studies: The R.M. Dawkins-Melpo Merlier Correspondence.” Bulletin of the Centre for Asia Minor Studies 6 (1986-1987): 9–30.

  • KMS (Kentro Mikrasiatikon Spoudon [Centre for Asia Minor Studies]). I Eksodos [TheExodus] vol. 1. Athens, 1980.  (Introduction)

  • KMS (Kentro Mikrasiatikon Spoudon [Centre for Asia Minor Studies]). I Eksodos [TheExodus] vol. 2. Athens, 1982.  (Introduction)

  • Papailias, Penelope. Genres of Recollection?: Archival Poetics and Modern Greece. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.  (Chapter 3: Witnesses To Witnessing: Records of Research at an Archive of Refugee Testimony: 93-138)

  • Vryonis, S. The Decline of Medieval Hellenism in Asia Minor and the Process of Islamization from the Eleventh through the Fifteenth Century. Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1971. (Chapter VII. The Byzantine Residue in Turkish Anatolia: 444-497)

Additional Readings

  • Kappadokia & Kentrike Anatolia. Taxidiotikoi Hodegoi 2. Athena: Infognomon, 2002. (a good travel guidebook)

  • Cooper, J. Eric. Life and Society in Byzantine Cappadocia. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

  • Doumanis, Nicholas. Before the Nation: Muslim-Christian Coexistence and Its Destruction in Late-Ottoman Anatolia. Oxford University Press, 2012.

  • Hild, Friedrich. Kappadokien: Kappadokia, Charsianon, Sebasteia Und Lykandos. Tabula Imperii Byzantini Bd. 2. Wien: Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1981.

  • Hirschon, Renée. Crossing the Aegean: An Appraisal of the 1923 Compulsory Population Exchange Between Greece and Turkey. Berghahn Books, 2003.

  • Ozil, Ayse. Orthodox Christians in the Late Ottoman Empire: A Study of Communal Relations in Anatolia. Routledge, 2013.

  • Tucker, Hazel. “Tourism and the Loss of Memory in Zelve, Cappadocia.” Oral History 28, no. 2 (Autumn 2000): 79–88.