Justin McCarthy (American historian)

Justin A. McCarthy ( * October 19, 1945 ) is an American professor of History and demographer at the University of Louisville. He is considered an expert in the history and demographics of the Ottoman Empire, the history of the Balkans and the Middle East history.

He served in the years 1967 to 1969 at the Peace Corps in Turkey. During this time he lectured at various universities in Turkey. Justin McCarthy earned his doctorate at UCLA in 1978. McCarthy is the author of articles in the International Journal of Middle East Studies, a prestigious journal of the Middle East and its history, which is published by the society of scholars Middle East Studies Association of North America. McCarthy is known for his denial of the Armenian genocide.


  • Muslims and Minorities: The Population of Ottoman Anatolia and the End of the Empire ( December 1983, ISBN 0-8147-5390-6 hardcover )
  • The Population of Palestine (1990 ), Institute for Palestine Studies Series. Columbia University Press. ISBN 978-0-231-07110-9
  • Death and Exile: The Ethnic Cleansing of Ottoman Muslims, 1821-1922 Darwin Press, Incorporated ( March 1996), ISBN 0-87850-094-4
  • The Ottoman Turks: An Introductory History to 1923 ( March 1997), ISBN 978-0-582-25655-2
  • The Ottoman Peoples and the End of Empire ( "Historical Endings " series) (April 2001), ISBN 978-0-340-70657-2
  • Who Are the Turks: A Manual for Teachers ( January 2003) Who Are the Turks? PDF


  • Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity, University of Louisville, 1996
  • Order of Merit, Republic of Turkey, 1998