Three of the formative revolutions that shook the early 20th century world occurred almost simultaneously in regions bordering one another. Though the Russian, Iranian, and Young Turk Revolutions all exploded between 1904 and 1911, they have never been studied through their linkages until now.
Roving Revolutionaries probes the interconnected aspects of these three revolutions through the involvement of the Armenian revolutionaries- minorities in all of these empires- whose movements and participation within and across frontiers tell us a great deal about the transformations that were taking shape.
Exploring the geographical and ideological boundary crossings that occurred, this archivally grounded analysis of the circulation of revolutionaries, ideas, and print, tells the story of peoples and ideologies in upheaval and collaboration with one another, and in so doing, illuminates our understanding of revolutions and movements.
Co-sponsored by NYU’s Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies and the Iranian Studies Initiative (ISI-NYU), and Ottoman and Turkish Studies at NYU (OTS-NYU)