The Armenians: A People in Exile

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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 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: New. UNUSED, VERY GOOD, NOT EX-LIBRARY, Bumped, Tanned edges, 203 pages. With the recent mass demonstrations in the Soviet city of Erevan, the eyes of the world are once again focused on the circumstances of the Armenian people. For some two thousand years the Armenians have been partly a people in exile.In this extremely lively and readable book David Marshall Lang tells the story of the Armenian dispersion and gives a graphic account of the persecution of the Armenians by the Turks from 1895 to 1922, which foreshadowed the Jewish holocaust at the hands of Hitler, who is said to have modelled some of his own ideas on those of the Young Turks.Professor Lang relates how, even before the massacres, Armenians had spread all over the world, enriching the life of the peoples among whom they settled through their commercial enterprise, their contribution to art, architecture and music, their love of cooking and their delightful stories and folklore. Drawing material from many little-known sources, he follows the trail of the Armenians from their native lands around Mount Ararat to such far-flung spots as Lhasa, Harbin and Buenos Aires. Bookseller Inventory # 8866

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