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The Armenian Massacres, 18941896: British Media Testimony by Shannon Lord
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 6" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.8 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2008
Publisher Armenian Research Center at the University of
ISBN 1934548014 ISBN13 9781934548011
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More About Arman J. Kirakossian, Arman J. Kirakossian & Shannon Lord
Arman J. Kirakossian is Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to the United States of America. He has published numerous books in Armenian and Russian on the Armenian Question and related topics. His most recent book in English is Bibliography of Literature on the Armenian Question (1890-1900).
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"The Possible Extirpation of the Armenians" Sep 2, 2008
There is a 'minor' ambiguity in the title that should be cleared up forthwith. The massacres referred to were of Armenians, and not conducted by Armenians. The editor brings before us articles written in Britain about the tribulations of Armenians under Ottoman rule.
Perhaps the most troubling chapter is "The Possible Extirpation of the Armenians", written in 1895. The author speculated about this extreme scenario. Explaining to a quite possibly disbelieving British readership that such was conceivable, even by Turks. He describes massacres that had already occurred, and famines induced or exacerbated by the Ottoman government.
All this predates the actual genocide of 1918-20. The book can give the current day reader some perspective on Armenian attitudes and actions.
One problem about the book is the lack of maps. There is one map, in the introduction. Unfortunately, it is a poor, low resolution image. It looks to be a shrinking of a larger map; in doing so, the labels came out fuzzy and hard to read. Plus, the map covers a large area, encompassing present day Turkey, Iran, Syria and Lebanon. More maps, covering smaller regions, and showing towns mentioned in the chapters would have been useful. Especially to readers unfamiliar with the geography