This book focuses on the diplomats, missionaries and politicians whose interests and involvement created the Armenian question in the last quarter of the nineteenth century. It deals with public opinion, and the religious and racial biases that were carried into any discussion of Ottoman affairs.
Part One: The Religious Question 1. Imperialism and the Christian Polemic 2. Christians Under the ‘Ottoman Yoke’ 3. The Missionary Impact Part Two: The Political Synthesis 4. War, Reform and the Armenians 5. ‘The Chains Must Be Broken’ Part Three: The Consequences 6. Insurrection in the East 7. The Ambassadors Propose 8. Reform and Chaos 9. The Missionary‘Meddlers’ Part Four: The Reaction 10. The Armenian Agitation 11. The Powers Dispose 12. The View from Yildiz: ‘Who has Conceived Such Wicked Lies?’