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The Resource Fragments of a lost homeland : remembering Armenia, Armen T. Marsoobian

Fragments of a lost homeland : remembering Armenia, Armen T. Marsoobian

Label
Fragments of a lost homeland : remembering Armenia
Title
Fragments of a lost homeland
Title remainder
remembering Armenia
Statement of responsibility
Armen T. Marsoobian
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Armenian world was shattered by the 1915 genocide. Not only were thousands of lives lost but families were displaced and the narrative threads that connected them to their own past and homelands were forever severed. Many have been left with only fragments of their family histories: a story of survival passed on by a grandparent who made it through the cataclysm or, if lucky, an old photograph of a distant, silent ancestor. By contrast the Dildilian family chose to speak. Two generations gave voice to their experience in lengthy written memoirs, in diaries and letters, and most unusually in photographs and drawings. Their descendant Armen T. Marsoobian uses all these resources to tell their story and, in doing so, brings to life the pivotal and often violent moments in Armenian and Ottoman history from the massacres of the late nineteenth century to the final expulsions in the 1920s during the Turkish War of Independence. Unlike most Armenians, the Dildilians were allowed to convert to Islam and stayed behind while their friends, colleagues and other family members perished in the death marches of 1915-1916. Their remarkable story is one of survival against the overwhelming odds and survival in the face of peril
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
  • 956.62
  • 947.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
DS195.5
LC item number
.M37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Fragments of a lost homeland : remembering Armenia, Armen T. Marsoobian
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-339) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 348 pages
Isbn
9781784532116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)906009959
Label
Fragments of a lost homeland : remembering Armenia, Armen T. Marsoobian
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-339) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 348 pages
Isbn
9781784532116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)906009959

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