The Tragedy Of Armenia; A Brief Study And Interpretation

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byBertha S. Papazian

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1918 Excerpt: ... Chapteb VII IN THE WORLD COURT "TT THEN Tamerlane arrived before y YSivas," we are told, "the pearl of Armenia, thousands of children met him with garlands of roses. He had both the children and the roses crushed under the hoofs of his horses." And on the neighboring plain,--called to this day "The Black Field,"--he erected one of his huge pyramids of skulls. This was in the fourteenth century. In 1915, the descendants of Tamerlane, in union with the Government of Germany, were responsible for crimes throughout the length and breadth of the Turkish Empire, before the magnitude, the cruel finesse, the "cold commanded lust" of which even the horrors of their ancient prototype pale. Of this the testimony of Signor Gorrini, Italian ConsulGeneral at Trebizond, published in the journal "II Messaggero" of Rome, August 25, 1915, and republished in the English Blue Book, concerning the fate of the Armenians of Trebizond alone would serve as ample proof: "It was a real extermination and slaughter of the innocents," he says, "an unheard-of thing, a black page stained with the flagrant violation of the most sacred rights of humanity, of Christianity, of nationality. The Armenian Catholics, too, who in the past had always been respected and excepted from the massacres and persecutions, were this time treated worse than any--again by the orders of the Central Government. There were about 14,000 Armenians at Trebizond--Gregorians, Catholics, and Protestants. They had never caused disorders or given occasion for collective measures of police. When I left Trebizond, not a hundred of them remained. "From the 24th of June, the date of the publication of the infamous decree, until the 23rd of July, the date of my own departure from Trebizond, I no longer slept or ate; I was gi...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1918 Excerpt: ... Chapteb VII IN THE WORLD COURT "TT THEN Tamerlane arrived before y YSivas," we are told, "the pearl of Armenia, thousands of chi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217374964

ISBN - 13:9780217374965

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