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Events and Persecutions of Tur Abdin

The Destruction of Monasteries and Slaughter of Monks (1915-1988)


In response to the various events of the twentieth century that resulted in the loss of both property and lives in the region of Tur Abdin, H. Numan Aydin offers a series of laments for the monasteries of the region.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61143-198-8
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Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Sep 9,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 86
Language: Syriac
ISBN: 978-1-61143-198-8
$113.00

The region of Tur Abdin experienced a great deal of violence and destruction throughout the twentieth century, and the once numerous monasteries of the area have suffered greatly. In the present volume, H. Numan Aydin offers a unique chronicle of these events. Rather than providing a narrative history, Aydin provides a series of laments about events that transpired between 1915 and 1988. Through the medium of lament, Aydin attempts to convey not just the historical data of the events that resulted in the destruction of property and the loss of life, but the deep sense of loss that accompanies such tragic events. The book includes twenty-four laments, arranged by monastery, and each is accompanied by a brief introduction.

The region of Tur Abdin experienced a great deal of violence and destruction throughout the twentieth century, and the once numerous monasteries of the area have suffered greatly. In the present volume, H. Numan Aydin offers a unique chronicle of these events. Rather than providing a narrative history, Aydin provides a series of laments about events that transpired between 1915 and 1988. Through the medium of lament, Aydin attempts to convey not just the historical data of the events that resulted in the destruction of property and the loss of life, but the deep sense of loss that accompanies such tragic events. The book includes twenty-four laments, arranged by monastery, and each is accompanied by a brief introduction.

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