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Let Them Not Return

Sayfo – The Genocide Against the Assyrian, Syriac, and Chaldean Christians in the Ottoman Empire

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This edition was published in by Berghahn Books

Written in English

274 pages

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.

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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.

Let Them Not Return

Sayfo – The Genocide Against the Assyrian, Syriac, and Chaldean Christians in the Ottoman Empire

This edition was published in by Berghahn Books


Table of Contents

Introduction: Contextualizing the Sayfo in the First World War — David Gaunt, Naures Atto and Soner O. Barthoma
Chapter 1. How Armenian was the 1915 Genocide? — Ugur Umit Ungor
Chapter 2. Sayfo Genocide: The Culmination of an Anatolian Culture of Violence — David Gaunt
Chapter 3. The Resistance of Urmia Assyrians to Violence at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century — Florence Hellot-Bellier
Chapter 4. Mor Dionysios ‘Abd an-Nur Aslan: Church Leader during a Genocide — Jan J. van Ginkel
Chapter 5. Syriac Orthodox Leadership in the Post-Genocide Period (1918–26) and the Removal of the Patriarchate from Turkey — Naures Atto and Soner O. Barthoma
Chapter 6. Sayfo, Firman, Qafle: The First World War from the Perspective of Syriac Christians — Shabo Talay
Chapter 7. A Historical Note of October 1915 Written in Dayro D-Zafaran (Deyrulzafaran) — Sebastian Brock
Chapter 8. Interpretation of the ‘Sayfo’ in Gallo Shabo’s Poem — Simon Birol
Chapter 9. The Psychological Legacy of the Sayfo: An Inter-generational Transmission of Fear and Distrust — Onver A. Cetrez
Chapter 10. Sayfo and Denialism: A New Field of Activity for Agents of the Turkish Republic — Racho Donef
Chapter 11. Turkey’s Key Arguments in Denying the Assyrian Genocide — Abdulmesih Bar Abraham
Chapter 12. Who Killed Whom? A Comparison of Political Discussions in France and Sweden about the Genocide of 1915 — Christophe Premat

Contributors

Editor
Naures Atto
Editor
Soner O. Barthoma
Contributor
Ugur Umit Ungor
Contributor
Florence Hellot-Bellier
Contributor
Shabo Talay
Contributor
Sebastian Brock
Contributor
Simon Birol
Contributor
Onver A. Cetrez
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Racho Donef
Contributor
Abdulmesih Bar Abraham
Contributor
Christophe Premat
Contributor
Jan J. van Ginkel

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Hardcover
Number of pages
274
Dimensions
9.1 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
Weight
1.1 pounds

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OL26314326M
ISBN 13
9781785334986

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