Let them not return: Sayfo : the genocide of the Assyrian, Syriac, and Chaldean Christians in the Ottoman Empire

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...

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Contributors: Gaunt, David 1944- (Editor) ; Atto, Naures 1972- (Editor) ; Barthoma, Soner O. (Editor)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: New York Oxford Berghahn 2017
In:Year: 2017
Series/Journal:War and genocide volume 26
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Ottoman Empire / Assyrians / Arameans / Christian / Genocide / Geschichte 1915
B Ottoman Empire / Syriac churches / Christian persecution / History
Further subjects:B Genocide Religious aspects History 20th century
B Collection of essays
B Assyrians (Iran) History 20th century
B Syriac Christians (Iraq) History 20th century
B Turkey Ethnic relations History 20th century
B Assyrians (Turkey) History 20th century
B Assyrians (Iraq) History 20th century
B History
B 1900-1999
B Syriac Christians (Iran) History 20th century
B Genocide
B Syriac Christians
B Assyrians
B Turkey
B Chaldean Catholics History 20th century
B Iran
B Massacres (Iran) History 20th century
B Chaldean Catholics
B Ethnic Relations
B Iraq
B Syriac Christians (Turkey) History 20th century
B Massacres
B Massacres (Turkey) History 20th century
B Massacres (Iraq) History 20th century
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Summary: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
Introduction : contextualizing the Sayfo in the first world war / David Gaunt, Naures Atto, Soner O. Barthoma -- How Armenian was the 1915 genocide? / Ugur Umit Ungor -- Sayfo genocide : the culmination of an Anatolian culture of violence / David Gaunt -- The resistance of Urumia Assyrians to violence at the beginning of the twentieth century / Florence Hellot-Bellier -- Mor dionysios 'Abd An-Nur Aslan : church leader during a genocide / Jan J. van Ginkel -- Syriac Orthodox leadership in the post-genocide period (1918-1926) and the removal of the patriarchate from Turkey / Naures Atto & Soner O. Barthoma -- Sayfo, Firman, Qafle : the first World War from the perspective of Syriac Christians / Shabo Talay -- A historical note of October 1915 written in Dayro D-Za'faran / Sebastian Brock -- Interpretation of the 'Sayfo' in Gallo Shabo's poem / Simon Birol -- The psychological heritage of Sayfo : an intergenerational transmission of fear and distrust / Onver A. Cetrez -- Seyfo and denialism : a new field of activity for agents of the Turkish Republic / Racho Donef -- Turkey's key arguments in denying the Assyrian genocide / Abdulmesih Barabraham -- Who killed whom? A comparison of political discussions about the genocide of 1915 in France and Sweden / Christophe Premat
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:1785334999