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Will Hanley


A Belgian Bombing in Istanbul: How Small States Manage Terrorist Moments

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A century and a decade ago, an Istanbul court sentenced a Belgian named Edouard Joris to death for his part in a bomb attack on the Ottoman sultan. Joris was involved with two of the terrorisms of the turn of the century: anarchism and Armenian nationalism. The young man had moved from Antwerp to Istanbul in 1901. He found a job at the Singer sewing machine factory and struck up a friendship with the man at the next workbench, an Armenian. Joris accompanied this friend to ...

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Will Hanley


Will Hanley is Assistant Professor of History at Florida State University. His first book, Nationality Grasped: Identification, Protection, and Law in turn-of-the-century Alexandria, will be published this year as part of the Columbia Studies in International and Global History series.