This book is a companion volume to the author's earlier work "Armenia - Cradle of Civilization". For some 2000 years the Armenians have been partly a people in exile. David Marshall Lang tells the story of the Armenian dispersion and gives an account of the persecution of the Armenians by the Turks from 1895 to 1922. He relates how even before the massacres, Armenians had spread all over the world and shows how they enriched the life of the peoples among whom they settled through their commercial enterprises and their contributions to art, architecture, music, cooking and folklore. This work which is partly autobiographical and to some extent impressionistic, embodies memories and impressions deriving from visits made by the author over the past 35 years to centres of Armenian emigration situated as far apart as Los Angeles, Lhasa, Harbin, Buenos Aires and Teheran and endeavours to show what human courage and endeavour can achieve in the face of apparently insuperable odds.
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Book Description Unwin Hyman, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0044402899