Brill’s Digital Library of World War I

Get access
Search Results: | 11 of 74 |

(1,863 words)


At the beginning of the First World War, Armenians populated a relatively clearly defined area that comprised the southern Caucasus, western Persia, and parts of the Ottoman Empire. However, in the Ottoman Empire Armenians constituted the majority of inhabitants in a handful of cities, such as Muş and Van. When the first Turkic peoples arrived in Asia Minor, the Armenians already had a thousand-year-long history in the region. In the ensuing period, many Armenians migrated westward and formed significant minorities in several Turkish cities, and especial…

Cite this page
Gust, Wolfgang, “Armenians”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2015

▲   Back to top   ▲