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The Syriac Orthodox in North America (1895–1995)

A Short History
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4037-0
A short history of the Syriac Orthodox community in North America between 1895, the year of the First Sayfo that triggered the first wave of immigration to North America, and 1995, marking the passing away of Metropolitan Mor Athanasius Yeshue Samuel, the first and only Archbishop of the Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese of the United States and Canada.

Sayfo 1915

An Anthology of Essays on the Genocide of Assyrians/Arameans during the First World War
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0730-4
Drawing on the expertise of scholars from a variety of backgrounds, this anthology specifically seeks to shed light on this genocide from a multidisciplinary perspective and serve as a step for developing the future scholarship about the Sayfo.

The Syrian Orthodox Christians in the Late Ottoman Period and Beyond

Crisis then Revival
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0575-1
The book addresses the history of Syrian Orthodoxy during a critical juncture of its history that spans the late Ottoman period and treads well beyond to witness remarkable revival, indeed renaissance. The work uniquely utilizes over 6000 uncatalogued and unpublished archival documents that were made available for it.

The Ottoman Süryânî from 1908 to 1914

ISBN: 978-1-60724-069-3
This work explores the misconceptions about the Ottoman Süryânî community of the pre-World War I era, using a critique of the present day historiography as the context for the discussion. The works of three early twentieth century journalists, provide the material for the study. The author contends that this group cannot be considered as Assyrian nationalists, the traditional argument, that they saw the future of the Süryânî people as best secured by the continuation of the Ottoman Empire, in which they sought a greater presence for their community.

A History of the Syrian Community of Grand Rapids, 1890-1945 (hardback)

From the Beqaa to the Grand
ISBN: 978-1-61719-028-5
This book provides the first history of the old Syrian community of Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1890-1945, focusing on the slow process of ethnic acculturation during which community members developed a hybrid culture. Unlike some Middle Eastern immigrant groups, these Syrians were able to maintain their identity by establishing their own churches, which still exist today. At every opportunity this group is situated within the larger historical context, the decline of the Ottoman Empire, the French Mandate in Syria, the Progressive Movement, the Americanization program of the 1920s, the Great Depression and the two world wars.

The Syrian Famine and the Armenian Atrocities

ISBN: 978-1-61143-580-1
Thérèse Philippe Bresse offers a lecture in which she informs her audience of her first hand account of the suffering of Syrian and Armenian people in the early twentieth century and appeals for their help in liberating them.

The Christian Minorities in Turkey

Series: Moran Etho
ISBN: 978-1-61143-577-1
In the present work, Wilhelm Baum provides an historical survey of the experiences of Christian communities in Turkey with a particular emphasis on the massacre in the early twentieth century.

The Utmost of Christian Calamities

The Oppression, Aggression, Abduction, Banishment, Slaughter, Captivity, and other Atrocities and Contempts of Christians in Mesopotamia and Mardin in Particular, in 1895 and 1914-1919
ISBN: 978-1-61719-195-4
One of the well-known works of Syrian Catholic Priest Isaac Aramalet, originally published anonymously, this work is an account of the misfortunes suffered by Christians in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Turkey (the Sayfo).

Before The Silence

Archival News Reports Of The Christian Holocaust That Begs To Be Remembered
Researched and Edited by Sofia Kontogeorge Kostos
ISBN: 978-1-60724-999-3
This book is a collection of newspaper reports documenting the massacres and genocides of Greeks, Armenians, and Assyrian minorities who inhabited Asia Minor for many millennia, by the Ottoman Turks and later the Kemalists. These reports, emanating from English sources, show that there was a systematic and organized campaign by Turkish authorities to eliminate all traces of the memories of these minorities from the face of the earth.

Poems about Sayfo

What Happened to Christians in Turkey from 1714-1914
ISBN: 978-1-61143-219-0
The present volume is a collection of poems about the suffering of the Christians in Turkey leading up to the massacre of 1915.

Shed Blood

The Massacre and Persecution of Christians in Turkey in 1895 and 1914-1918
ISBN: 978-1-61143-243-5
The first hand account of the atrocities suffered by the Christians of Tur Abdin from 1914-1918 by A. Naman Karabash and translated into German by George Toro and Amill Gorgis.

The Massacre of Syrian Christians at Tur Abdin

By Suleyman Henno; Edited with an Introduction by Julius Yeshu Çiçek
ISBN: 978-1-61143-213-8
The present volume is a first hand account of the atrocities suffered by the Syrian Christians at Tur Abdin during the genocide of 1915 by Suleyman Henno.

Collection of Historical Documents in Relation with the Syriac Orthodox Community in the Late Period of the Ottoman Empire

The Register of Mardin MS 1006
ISBN: 978-1-60724-994-8
In the Ottoman Empire, Syriac communities kept their own baptismal books, marriage, funeral and other records and many of these can be found in various libraries, churches, monasteries in the West and East. The Syriac Garšūnī manuscript found in the Church of the Forty Martyrs in Mardin contains several lists of different subjects that go back to the late period of the Ottoman Empire. These lists, published here for the first time with annotations, are an important historical source for the social, economic, cultural and religious history of the Near East during the 19th century.

Massacres, Resistance, Protectors: Muslim-Christian Relations in Eastern Anatolia during World War I

ISBN: 1-59333-301-3
This is a pioneering historical investigation of the Assyrian, Chaldean, and Syrian Christian minorities during World War I, who suffered the same fate as the Armenians. Ethnic cleansing and large-scale massacres occurred throughout northern Mesopotamia and parts of Ottoman-occupied Iran. Based on primary sources from official archives, as well as hitherto unused manuscript sources and oral histories published here for the first time, this book attempts to give a full picture of the events of 1915. The book concentrates on the Assyrians of Urmia and Hakkari and on the Syrians of Diyarbekir province, particularly in Tur Abdin.

The Tragedy of the Assyrians

ISBN: 1-59333-413-3
The Tragedy of the Assyrians depicts the massacres that befell the Assyrians in Iraq in 1933, following their uprooting from their homelands during World War I.

The Rage of Islam: An Account of the Massacres of Christians by the Turks in Persia

ISBN: 1-59333-411-7

The Rage of Islam is a chilling account of the massacres that befell the Christians of Persia in 1915. The book provides a good description of the massacres of 1915 from the point of view of a native Assyrian.


The Baqubah Refugee Camp

An Account of Work on Behalf of the Persecuted Assyrian Christians
ISBN: 1-59333-401-X
This book gives a detailed picture of the Baqubah refugee camp by the commandant of the camp. Austin discusses the camp’s organization and daily life. The book also discusses the work of the “Assyrian Contingent” that was formed in the camp.

Dr. Grant and the Mountain Nestorians

ISBN: 1-59333-181-9
Drawing extensively from Dr. Grant's own letters and journals, Laurie's narrative provides a lively account of the life and work of a little-known nineteenth-century missionary.

The Last Assyrians: A History of Aramaic-Speaking Christians

ISBN: 0-00000-006-X
The Last Assyrians is a film on the survival of the Aramaic-speaking Christians (Assyrians, Chaldeans, Syriacs). The U.S. edition is the English version.

The Forgotten Genocide: Eastern Christians, The Last Arameans

ISBN: 1-59333-077-4
The first and only extensive treatment of the genocide of the Aramaic-speaking Christians of the Middle East, in particular the Syriac Orthodox communities, in the late 1800s and early 1900s under the Ottomans. Courtois bases his study on the diplomatic archives of the French Foreign Affairs office (Quai d'Orsay), the archives of the Dominican Mission at Mosul, Iraq, written eyewitness accounts, and oral interviews with genocide survivors conducted by the author.

The Assyrians and Their Neighbours

ISBN: 1-931956-11-1
Rev. Wigram spent much of his clerical career working with the Church of the East, and for years after WWI, he spoke to English readers on behalf of the modern Assyrian people about their claims to a just settlement. This book is his last book on the subject.