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Acknowledgements

Over the course of the years I spent working on the preparation and the redaction of this book and its primary version as a dissertation, I benefited from the guidance and support of numerous colleagues and friends to whom I would like to express my thanks. My deepest gratitude goes first to Méropi Anastassiadou and Cengiz Kırlı, who have been an endless source of inspiration and always available for a helpful hint from the very beginning of my research, to Bernard Heyberger, who has meticulously read, commented, and edited the final manuscript. Without their encouragement and continued interest, this project would not have happened.

Along the way, I was fortunate to cross the path of, have stimulating discussions with and receive invaluable guidance, comments from many other colleagues and friends who encouraged me, from far and near. I warmly acknowledge Nermin Abadan-Unat, Eva Achladi, Ekin Akalin, Dionigi Albera, Işık Aydemir †, Ebru Aykut, Marc Aymes, Bayram Balcı, Evangelia Balta, Olivier Bouquet, Philippe Bourmaud, Özge Calafato, Nathalie Clayer, Sébastien de Courtois, Isabelle Depret, Osman † and Ahmet Diler, Fuat Dündar, Nicolas Elias, Erica Eller, Mehtap Ergünöz, Suraiya Faroqhi, Benoît Fliche, Isabelle Gilles, Juliette Honvault, Nurçin İleri, Cyril Isnart, Dimitris Kamouzis, Asım Karaömerlioğlu, Orhan Kurmuş, Anaïs Lamesa, Pascal Lebouteiller, Elise Massicard, Laurent Mignon, Raoul Motika, Norig Neveu, Nadir Özbek, Özgül Özdemir, Başak Deniz Özdoğan, Yani Païsios, Şevket Pamuk, Manoël Pénicaud, Jean-François Pérouse, Alexis Rappas, Dilek Sarmış, Clémence Scalbert-Yücel, Nora Şeni, Nikos Sigalas, Johann Strauss, Işık Tamdoğan, Aksel Tibet †, Mükremin Tokmak, Zafer Toprak †, Ümit Sevgi Topuz, Alexandre Toumarkine, Özgür Türesay, Anna Vakali, Claire Visier, Despina Vitouni, Yonca Güneş Yücel, and Thierry Zarcone.

Material support for this research was provided by several institutions: the Institut français d’études anatoliennes (IFEA), the Atatürk Institute for Modern Turkish History and Boğaziçi University, the Centre d’études turques, ottomans, balkaniques et centrasiatiques (CETOBAC) and École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), the Orient Institut-Istanbul, the Turkish Cultural Foundation, the École française d’Athènes, the Sismanoglio Megaro (Istanbul), the Institut d’ethnologie méditerranéenne, européenne et comparative (Idemec) and Aix-Marseille University, the Oriental Seminar of the Albert-Ludwigs Universität of Freiburg, the Ottoman Archives of Turkey (BOA), the National Archives of Greece (GAK), the Sakkoulidis Library, the Center for Asia Minor Studies (CAMS), and the Association des Amis de la Cappadoce.

Finally, I dedicate this book to my son Darius, who lights up my life every day, deeply thank my husband Alisait for his day-to-day lovely support, and express my lifelong indebtedness to my parents Fatma and Stéphane for their love and support; they are the ones who sparked both my general interest in history and my attachment to Turkey. I also have an affectionate thought for my grandparents, Leïla and José, who made me discover the importance of memory transmission between generations and would have been proud to hold this book in their hands.

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