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The Crossing Place: A Journey Among the Armenians by Philip Marsden Online



The Crossing Place: A Journey Among the Armenians

The Crossing Place: A Journey Among the Armenians

  • Title: The Crossing Place: A Journey Among the Armenians
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  • ISBN : 9780006376675
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 248 pages


After centuries of prominence as a world power, Armenia has withstood every attempt during the 20th century to destroy it With a name redolent both of dim antiquity and of a modern world and its tensions, the Armenians founded a civilization and underwent a diaspora that brought many of the great ideas of the East to Western Europe Today, shrunk to a tenth of its former After centuries of prominence as a world power, Armenia has withstood every attempt during the 20th century to destroy it With a name redolent both of dim antiquity and of a modern world and its tensions, the Armenians founded a civilization and underwent a diaspora that brought many of the great ideas of the East to Western Europe Today, shrunk to a tenth of its former size and wracked by war with Azerbaijan and by earthquakes, its people still retain one of the world s most fascinating and misunderstood cultures


Author Philip Marsden

Philip Marsden is the author of a number of works of travel writing, fiction and non fiction, including The Bronski House, The Spirit Wrestlers and The Levelling Sea He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and his work has been translated into fifteen languages He lives in Cornwall.




The Crossing Place: A Journey Among the Armenians Reviews (20)

  • 3.5 stars.More than a million Armenians died in the last years of the Ottoman empire, a half on Anatolia s total The Turks had managed to do what numerous powers had tried before them they managed to finish Armenia, though not the Armenians In most of the world s cities you can find Armenians Armeni [..]

  • A wonderful and quite charming book I read it on a recommendation and although the title didn t really appeal, once I opened the cover I found myself entranced It is exactly as it says a journey among the Armenian peoples whose present is utterly bound up with their troubled and turbulent past Remar [..]

  • The Armenians are an ancient race, and like the Jews, have resisted assimilating into the cultures around them As a result, their language and culture have survived mostly intact, though many conquering groups have attempted to wipe them from the face of the planet, most recently in 1915 Armenians a [..]

  • This is a travel history cultural religious book about the Armenian diaspora which is spread across many, many countries particularly in the Middle East, South Central Europe and the South Caucasus, mostly as a result of people fleeing an attempted genocide in 1915 by Turkey about 1.5 million did no [..]

  • lacking proper descriptions and historical depth , please. [..]

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