The Assyrian Genocide

The Assyrian Genocide

This book, while principally analyzing the Assyrian genocide of 1914–1925 and its implications for the culture and politics of the region, also raises broader questions concerning the future of religious diversity in the Middle East.

Author: Hannibal Travis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351980258

Category: History

Page: 316

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For a brief period, the attention of the international community has focused once again on the plight of religious minorities in Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. In particular, the abductions and massacres of Yezidis and Assyrians in the Sinjar, Mosul, Nineveh Plains, Baghdad, and Hasakah regions in 2007–2015 raised questions about the prevention of genocide. This book, while principally analyzing the Assyrian genocide of 1914–1925 and its implications for the culture and politics of the region, also raises broader questions concerning the future of religious diversity in the Middle East. It gathers and analyzes the findings of a broad spectrum of historical and scholarly works on Christian identities in the Middle East, genocide studies, international law, and the politics of the late Ottoman Empire, as well as the politics of the Ottomans' British and Russian rivals for power in western Asia and the eastern Mediterranean basin. A key question the book raises is whether the fate of the Assyrians maps onto any of the concepts used within international law and diplomatic history to study genocide and group violence. In this light, the Assyrian genocide stands out as being several times larger, in both absolute terms and relative to the size of the affected group, than the Srebrenica genocide, which is recognized by Turkey as well as by international tribunals and organizations. Including its Armenian and Greek victims, the Ottoman Christian Genocide rivals the Rwandan, Bengali, and Biafran genocides. The book also aims to explore the impact of the genocide period of 1914–1925 on the development or partial unraveling of Assyrian group cohesion, including aspirations to autonomy in the Assyrian areas of northern Iraq, northwestern Iran, and southeastern Turkey. Scholars from around the world have collaborated to approach these research questions by reference to diplomatic and political archives, international legal materials, memoirs, and literary works.
Categories: History

Year of the Sword

Year of the Sword

History of the mass killings of 1915 in which the Ottomans sought to extirpate the Aramaic-speaking Assyrian, Syriac and Chaldean Christians of the Middle East.

Author: Joseph Yacoub

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190633462

Category: HISTORY

Page: 278

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History of the mass killings of 1915 in which the Ottomans sought to extirpate the Aramaic-speaking Assyrian, Syriac and Chaldean Christians of the Middle East.
Categories: HISTORY

The Assyrian Genocide

The Assyrian Genocide

Author: Gabriele Yonan

Publisher: Markus Wiener Pub

ISBN: 1558762639

Category: History

Page: 340

View: 571

The first book in English on the genocide on the Assyrian population in Persia & Turkey after WWI. The author also discusses the responsibility of German advisors to the Turkish military.
Categories: History

Let Them Not Return

Let Them Not Return

This volume is the first scholarly edited collection focused on the Assyrian genocide, or “Sayfo” (literally, “sword” in Aramaic), presenting historical, psychological, anthropological, and political perspectives that shed much ...

Author: David Gaunt

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781785334993

Category: Political Science

Page: 274

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The mass killing of Ottoman Armenians is today widely recognized, both within and outside scholarly circles, as an act of genocide. What is less well known, however, is that it took place within a broader context of Ottoman violence against minority groups during and after the First World War. Among those populations decimated were the indigenous Christian Assyrians (also known as Syriacs or Chaldeans) who lived in the borderlands of present-day Turkey, Iran, and Iraq. This volume is the first scholarly edited collection focused on the Assyrian genocide, or “Sayfo” (literally, “sword” in Aramaic), presenting historical, psychological, anthropological, and political perspectives that shed much-needed light on a neglected historical atrocity.
Categories: Political Science

Sayfo an Account of the Assyrian Genocide

Sayfo   an Account of the Assyrian Genocide

This text is one of the few surviving eyewitness sources on the Assyrian genocide during the First World War, written by a seminarian living in greater Tur Abdin (the southeast of today's Turkish state).

Author: Adeb Mshiho Neman

Publisher: Alternative Histories

ISBN: 1474447503

Category: History

Page: 272

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This text is one of the few surviving eyewitness sources on the Assyrian genocide during the First World War, written by a seminarian living in greater Tur Abdin (the southeast of today's Turkish state). It is translated and annotated by a master of Syriac with an in-depth knowledge of modern Assyrian history.
Categories: History

SEYFO

SEYFO

Author: Ninos Warda

Publisher:

ISBN: 0954711416

Category: Assyrians

Page: 97

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Categories: Assyrians

Debt of Honour

Debt of Honour

And it reveals our debt of honour to Captain Savige and his marvellous legacy of hope and compassion. This book is a wonderful tribute to an incredible Australian, who displayed kindness and compassion to a community in crisis.

Author: Sarah Lindenmayer

Publisher: Australian Self Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780648317722

Category:

Page: 266

View: 459

War is the father and king of all: some he has made gods and some men; some slaves and others free – Heraclitus of Ephesus. One hundred years have passed since Captain Stanley Savige, an Anzac, signed up for a hell-raising, secret military mission in January 1918; one he was not expected to survive. Sailing up the palm fringed Tigris River with Dunsterforce to the exotic lands of Scheherazade and whirling dervishes, he never imagined that within a few months he and his men would stare death in the face during one of the most extraordinary episodes of Australian military history. Against immense odds in the mountain wilderness of northern Persia, Captain Savige rescued sixty to eighty thousand Assyrian refugees from genocide at the hands of the Ottoman Turks. But why was he there and who are the Assyrians? Untold until now, this remarkable odyssey speaks to the mystery of human suffering, courage and sacrifice. And it reveals our debt of honour to Captain Savige and his marvellous legacy of hope and compassion. This book is a wonderful tribute to an incredible Australian, who displayed kindness and compassion to a community in crisis. One hundred years have passed and finally this significant humanitarian story is receiving the recognition it deserves. Sarah Lindenmayer is to be commended for bringing this important story to life - The Savige Family Officially supported by Legacy Melbourne, authorised by the Savige Family and endorsed by the Australian Assyrian Community.
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The Armenian Genocide

The Armenian Genocide

This third volume in a series edited by Richard Hovannisian, the dean of Armenian historians, provides a unique fusion of the history, philosophy, literature, art, music, and educational aspects of the Armenian experience.

Author: Richard G. Hovannisian

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412835923

Category: History

Page: 461

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World War I was a watershed, a defining moment, in Armenian history. Its effects were unprecedented in that it resulted in what no other war, invasion, or occupation had achieved in three thousand years of identifiable Armenian existence. This calamity was the physical elimination of the Armenian people and most of the evidence of their ever having lived on the great Armenian Plateau, to which the perpetrator side soon gave the new name of Eastern Anatolia. The bearers of an impressive martial and cultural history, the Armenians had also known repeated trials and tribulations, waves of massacre, captivity, and exile, but even in the darkest of times there had always been enough remaining to revive, rebuild, and go forward. This third volume in a series edited by Richard Hovannisian, the dean of Armenian historians, provides a unique fusion of the history, philosophy, literature, art, music, and educational aspects of the Armenian experience. It further provides a rich storehouse of information on comparative dimensions of the Armenian genocide in relation to the Assyrian, Greek and Jewish situations, and beyond that, paradoxes in American and French policy responses to the Armenian genocides. The volume concludes with a trio of essays concerning fundamental questions of historiography and politics that either make possible or can inhibit reconciliation of ancient truths and righting ancient wrongs.
Categories: History

The Simele Massacre as a Cause of Iraqi Nationalism

The Simele Massacre as a Cause of Iraqi Nationalism

Following the First World War, the British relocated the Assyrian Christian community of the Hakkari mountains to the Simele region in northern Iraq.

Author: Russell A. Hopkins

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:960853066

Category: Assyrians

Page: 108

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Following the First World War, the British relocated the Assyrian Christian community of the Hakkari mountains to the Simele region in northern Iraq. Their close association with the British caused the Sunni Arab power structure to view the Hakkari Assyrians and other Iraqi Assyrian communities as a foreign threat within the newly established kingdom, despite the fact that Assyrians were native to the general area. The British used Assyrian soldiers to protect British military assets in northern Iraq. That created animosity in the local Kurdish and Arab communities and the Sunni Arab state. In 1933, an armed Assyrian group unsuccessfully attempted to emigrate to Syria. On their return to Simele, they engaged an Iraqi Army detachment in an armed skirmish. That engagement provided the pretext for a massacre against the Simele Assyrians while the state orchestrated a larger genocidal campaign against Assyrian communities in the general Mosul area. The military actions against a perceived internal, foreign threat caused the army to become the central focus of a martial Iraqi nationalism and the main basis for the Iraqi state. British primary sources discuss the mass violence and note the rising prominence of the army as a nationalist instrument. Significantly, Arab nationalist writers declined to discuss the genocide, indicating awareness and implicit denial of the violence and an effort to suppress its significance in the construction of the Sunni Arab national identity. That suppression of evidence shows consciousness of the necessity of the genocidal campaign for development of the martial nationalistic state as it actually occurred.
Categories: Assyrians

The Kurdish and Armenian Genocides

The Kurdish and Armenian Genocides

Today is the 82nd anniversary of the genocide committed against the Assyrian -
Syrian and Armenian peoples . Sharing the agony caused by this process , I find
the Ottoman State and their collaborators the Hamidiye Alaylari , formed by some
 ...

Author: Desmond Fernandes

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076002699846

Category: Armenian massacres, 1915-1923

Page: 310

View: 346

Categories: Armenian massacres, 1915-1923

Understanding and Teaching the Modern Middle East

Understanding and Teaching the Modern Middle East

... A Question of Genocide: Armenians and Turks at the End of the Ottoman
Empire (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011), 260–84; Hannibal Travis, “The
Assyrian Genocide: A Tale of Oblivion and Denial,” in Forgotten Genocides:
Oblivion, ...

Author: Omnia El Shakry

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299327606

Category: History

Page: 387

View: 240

Many students learn about the Middle East through a sprinkling of information and generalizations deriving largely from media treatments of current events. This scattershot approach can propagate bias and misconceptions that inhibit students’ abilities to examine this vitally important part of the world. Understanding and Teaching the Modern Middle East moves away from the Orientalist frameworks that have dominated the West’s understanding of the region, offering a range of fresh interpretations and approaches for teachers. The volume brings together experts on the rich intellectual, cultural, social, and political history of the Middle East, providing necessary historical context to familiarize teachers with the latest scholarship. Each chapter includes easy- to-explore sources to supplement any curriculum, focusing on valuable and controversial themes that may prove pedagogically challenging, including colonization and decolonization, the 1979 Iranian revolution, and the US-led “war on terror.” By presenting multiple viewpoints, the book will function as a springboard for instructors hoping to encourage students to negotiate the various contradictions in historical study.
Categories: History

Truth Or Deception Choose The Extraordinary Harmony Between History and Biblical Prophecy

Truth Or Deception  Choose  The Extraordinary Harmony Between History and Biblical Prophecy

Bible Study Tools, Salem Web Network, www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/
revelation/related-topics/northernkingdom-falls-to-assyria.html. 47. “Assyria Map.”
The Assyrian Genocide of 1915, www.atour.com/maps/. 48. “Havilah Definition ...

Author: Marc Kamsu

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780359211999

Category: Religion

Page: 328

View: 972

Why can't the devil be extinct? What sets God uniquely apart from any other being? Why only God could have saved human beings from their sinful state and desperate fate? What is the one talent that every human being possesses? What are the remaining climactic events to occur before the end of the age? How far are we from the end of the age? How can we live successful lives in these last and stressful days? How can we prepare for the end of the world? Please join Marc Kamsu on a revolutionary journey to explore and answer the latter questions in light of the Word of the one who knows everything. Also, in this well-planned journey, Marc strategically focuses on one feature of the Holy Bible which makes it unique: that is, prophecy. Finally, Marc convincingly shows how many of the events in history, including the contemporary ones such as the current Arab-Israeli conflict, the growing worldwide anti-Semitism, the ongoing rise of Islam, and the persecution of Christians, were clearly predicted for our benefit.
Categories: Religion

Constantine and the Captive Christians of Persia

Constantine and the Captive Christians of Persia

Such ideas about West and East, and the role of Constantine as a hinge between
the two, are ingrained in the collective memory of Assyrian Christians. During
World War I, against the backdrop of the Assyrian genocide in the Ottoman
Empire, ...

Author: Kyle Smith

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520308398

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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It is widely believed that the Emperor Constantine’s conversion to Christianity politicized religious allegiances, dividing the Christian Roman Empire from the Zoroastrian Sasanian Empire and leading to the persecution of Christians in Persia. This account, however, is based on Greek ecclesiastical histories and Syriac martyrdom narratives that date to centuries after the fact. In this groundbreaking study, Kyle Smith analyzes diverse Greek, Latin, and Syriac sources to show that there was not a single history of fourth-century Mesopotamia. By examining the conflicting hagiographical and historical evidence, Constantine and the Captive Christians of Persia presents an evocative and evolving portrait of the first Christian emperor, uncovering how Syriac Christians manipulated the image of their western Christian counterparts to fashion their own political and religious identities during this century of radical change.
Categories: Religion

The Oxford Handbook of Presbyterianism

The Oxford Handbook of Presbyterianism

Hannibal Travis, “The Assyrian Genocide: A Tale of Oblivion and Denial,” in
Forgotten Genocides: Oblivion, Denial, and Memory, ed. René Lemarchand (
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011), 125; and Sharkey,
American ...

Author: Gary Scott Smith

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 9780190608392

Category: History

Page: 640

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Presbyterianism emerged during the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation. It spread from the British Isles to North America in the early eighteenth century. During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Presbyterian denominations grew throughout the world. Today, there are an estimated 35 million Presbyterians in dozens of countries. The Oxford Handbook of Presbyterianism provides a state of the art reference tool written by leading scholars in the fields of religious studies and history. These thirty five articles cover major facets of Presbyterian history, theological beliefs, worship practices, ecclesiastical forms and structures, as well as important ethical, political, and educational issues. Eschewing parochial and sectarian triumphalism, prominent scholars address their particular topics objectively and judiciously.
Categories: History

Arab Historiography on the Armenian Genocide

Arab Historiography on the Armenian Genocide

Arab historiography has also addressed the Assyrian Genocide , as a constituent
part of the Young Turks ' national racist policy . Arab scholars ' find that together
with Armenians and Arabs , on the list of nations , exposed to extermination ...

Author: Nikolaĭ Oganesovich Oganesi͡an

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015074287973

Category: Arab countries

Page: 167

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Categories: Arab countries

The Assyrian Star

The Assyrian Star

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89069506012

Category: Assyrian Americans

Page:

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Categories: Assyrian Americans

The Man who Invented genocide

The Man who Invented  genocide

Kurds , and in mid - August British sources claimed some 500 Assyrians had
been killed , 200 of whom were claimed to ... took the Assyrian Christian
allegation at face value as a proven matter , and built his case of “ genocide
against them ...

Author: James Joseph Martin

Publisher: Inst for Historical Review

ISBN: UOM:39015055877644

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 360

View: 895

Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Laws of the State of Illinois

Laws of the State of Illinois

2002-440 ASSYRIAN MARTYR'S DAY WHEREAS , the Assyrian - American
community of Illinois is commemorating the 69th Anniversary of the Assyrian
Genocide ; and WHEREAS , the loss of over 750,000 Assyrians and the forced ...

Author: Illinois

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112116644466

Category: Law

Page:

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Categories: Law

Remnants of Heroes

Remnants of Heroes

His trials and tribulations with his cousin Djordjis ( George ) during the Assyrian
Genocide in 1914 - 1918 are recounted in the Appendix . In fact they traveled
through the Dersin Mountains in Russia and further east before leaving to the
United ...

Author: Sargon Donabed

Publisher: Assyrian Academic Society

ISBN: 097444507X

Category: History

Page: 177

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Categories: History