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SLASH AND BURN: How Two Manuscripts Survived a Violent Past

SLASH AND BURN: How Two Manuscripts Survived a Violent Past

Slash and Burn: How Two Manuscripts Survived a Violent Past with Dr. Sylvie Merian
April 18, 2018, at Tufts University


When Raphael Lemkin coined the term genocide he defined not only the intent to destroy a group of people but the deliberate aim of erasing their cultural legacy. Dr. Sylvie Merian focuses on two manuscripts now held at Harvard University's Houghton Library. Both manuscripts were violently attacked during the 1894-1896 Hamidian massacres in the Ottoman Empire.

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