CROSSING PLACE: A Journey Among the Armenians
By Philip Marsden
Philip Marsden’s breathtaking, award-winning account of the history of one of the world’s most extraordinary peoples. After centuries of prominence as a world power, Armenia has withstood every attempt during the 20th century to destroy it. Today, shrunk to a tenth of its former size its people still retain one of the world's most fascinating and misunderstood cultures. This book is a passionate and dramatic portrait of this country - the people and their massive exodus. Travelling from Venice to Istanbul, passing through Eastern Europe, Beirut and Syria, and crossing the Black Sea to the Caucasus and into Armenia, Philip Marsden takes us on a journey through time and history as we come to know this closed society.
‘The Crossing Place’ is a quest to discover the secret of one of the world's most extraordinary peoples. Caught between opening empires, between warring religions and ideologies – at the crossing place of history – the Armenians have somehow survived against the odds.
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