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  • Copy Editor
    Vatche Ghazarian
  • Translator
    Ared Misirliyan
  • Copyright
    Melcon G. Melconian

My Patriarchal Memoirs

Published by Mayreni Publishing in Barrington RI, USA .
Written in English.

About the Book

This is the English-language edition of Zaven Der Yeghiayan's memoirs originally published in Cairo, Egypt in 1947. Der Yeghiayan was the Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople from 1913 to 1923. His memoirs cover the Young Turks' (Ittihadists) rise to power, their rule, and their criminal legacy of annihilation of the Armenian population in Ottoman Turkey. What makes this memoir so different from others is that Der Yeghiayan brings the reader behind-the-scenes into the intimate rooms of political intrigue that shaped one of the darkest decades in Armenian history. My Patriarchal Memoirs is the story of a man's fight for the salvation of his people against the overwhelming and conflicting interests of world powers.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Translator's Preface
List of Maps and Photos
Preface
I. LIFE BEFORE MY ELECTION AS PATRIARCH
II. JOURNEY TO CONSTANTINOPLE
III. MY FIRST TERM AS PATRIARCH (1914-16)
A. Before the Approval of the Reforms Program
B. After the Establishment of the Reforms Program
C. An Incident
D. The Jerusalem Problem
E. Declaration of General War and its Consequences
1. Reports and News of Atrocities from the Provinces
2. Petitions to Dignitaries and the Porte
3. Appeals to Foreign Embassies and Countries
F. Relief Work
G. Information From the Deportees
H. Preservation of the Nation's Property
I. Liberation of the Orphans, and How Mrs. Murad and Some Other Women Avoided Exile
J. The Annulment of the National Constitution and the Abolition of the Constantinople Patriarchate
IV. MY LIFE AS AN EXILE
A. On the Way to Exile
B. In Baghdad
C. To Mosul
D. In Turkish Mosul
E. Under British Occupation
F. From Mosul to Constantinople
V. MY SECOND TERM AS PATRIARCH (1919-22)
A. The National Administrations
B. The Trusteeship Orphanages
C. The Deportees' Stations
D. Collection of Orphans
E. The Hamazkayin [All-Armenian] Organization
F. The Information Bureau
G. Our Relations with the Turkish Government After the Armistice
H. Our Relations with the Greek Patriarchate
I. The Issue of "Abandoned Properties"
J. The Armenian Question
K. Armenia's Caucasian Frontiers
L. The Evacuation of Cilicia and the Tragedy of Hajen
M. The Merging of the Delegations
N. The Patriarchate and Armenia
O. My Withdrawl from the Patriarchate
VI. AFTER MY WITHDRAWL FROM THE PATRIARCHATE
Epilogue
Annotations
Index

The Physical Object

Format Hardcover
Number of pages 320
Weight 1.1 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library OL26221521M
ISBN 13 978-1931834056
LC Control Number 2002113804

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