Assyrians, Kurds, and Ottomans: Intercommunal Relations on by Hirmis Aboona PDF

By Hirmis Aboona

ISBN-10: 1604975830

ISBN-13: 9781604975833

Many students, within the U.S. and somewhere else, have decried the racism and "Orientalism" that characterizes a lot Western writing at the center East. Such writings conflate varied peoples and countries, and pursuits inside of such peoples and countries, into unitary and malevolent hordes, uncivilized reservoirs of possibility, whereas ignoring or downplaying analogous trends in the direction of conformity or barbarism in different areas, together with the West. Assyrians particularly be afflicted by previous testomony and dad tradition references to their barbarity and cruelty, which forget about or downplay massacres or torture via the Judeans, Greeks, and Romans who're celebrated through historical past as ancestors of the West. This paintings, via its wealthy depictions of tribal and non secular range inside of Mesopotamia, might help function a corrective to this tendency of up to date writing at the heart East and the Assyrians particularly. in addition, Aboona's paintings additionally steps clear of the age-old oversimplified rubric of an "Arab Muslim" center East, and into the cultural mosaic that's extra consultant of the sector. during this publication, writer Hirmis Aboona provides compelling learn from quite a few fundamental assets in English, Arabic, and Syriac at the old origins, smooth struggles, and targeted tradition of the Assyrian tribes dwelling in northern Mesopotamia, from the plains of Nineveh north and east to southeastern Anatolia and the Lake Urmia zone. between different findings, this e-book debunks the tendency of contemporary students to query the continuity of the Assyrian id to the fashionable day by way of confirming that the Assyrians of northern Mesopotamia advised a few of the earliest English and American viewers to the area that they descended from the traditional Assyrians and that their church buildings and identification predated the Arab conquest. It info how the Assyrian tribes of the mountain dioceses of the "Nestorian" Church of the East maintained a shocking measure of independence until eventually the Ottoman governor of Mosul licensed Kurdish armed forces to assault and subjugate or evict them. Assyrians, Kurds, and Ottomans is a piece that may be of significant curiosity and use to students of background, heart jap reviews, diplomacy, and anthropology.

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