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By Hirmis Aboona

ISBN-10: 1604975830

ISBN-13: 9781604975833

Many students, within the U.S. and in other places, have decried the racism and "Orientalism" that characterizes a lot Western writing at the center East. Such writings conflate varied peoples and international locations, and activities inside of such peoples and countries, into unitary and malevolent hordes, uncivilized reservoirs of threat, whereas ignoring or downplaying analogous traits in the direction of conformity or barbarism in different areas, together with the West. Assyrians specifically be afflicted by outdated testomony and pa tradition references to their barbarity and cruelty, which forget about or downplay massacres or torture via the Judeans, Greeks, and Romans who're celebrated through historical past as ancestors of the West. This paintings, via its wealthy depictions of tribal and spiritual variety inside Mesopotamia, can assist function a corrective to this tendency of up to date writing at the heart East and the Assyrians specifically. moreover, Aboona's paintings additionally steps clear of the age-old oversimplified rubric of an "Arab Muslim" center East, and into the cultural mosaic that's extra consultant of the zone. during this ebook, writer Hirmis Aboona provides compelling learn from a variety of fundamental assets in English, Arabic, and Syriac at the historical origins, smooth struggles, and distinct tradition of the Assyrian tribes dwelling in northern Mesopotamia, from the plains of Nineveh north and east to southeastern Anatolia and the Lake Urmia zone. between different findings, this booklet debunks the tendency of contemporary students to question the continuity of the Assyrian id to the fashionable day via confirming that the Assyrians of northern Mesopotamia advised many of the earliest English and American viewers to the zone that they descended from the traditional Assyrians and that their church buildings and identification predated the Arab conquest. It info how the Assyrian tribes of the mountain dioceses of the "Nestorian" Church of the East maintained a shocking measure of independence until eventually the Ottoman governor of Mosul approved Kurdish military to assault and subjugate or evict them. Assyrians, Kurds, and Ottomans is a piece that would be of serious curiosity and use to students of heritage, center japanese stories, diplomacy, and anthropology.

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