KHODORCHUR: LOST PARADISE MEMORIES OF A LAND AND ITS PEOPLE
by Fr. Harutiun Hulunian and Fr. Madtéos Hajian / Translated by Vatche Ghazarian / Edited by Aram Arkun and Victoria Rowe / Foreward by Hovann H. Simonian
This book is about the steadfast people and beautiful land of Khodorchur (now Sirakonaklar, Turkey) - a cluster of historic Armenian villages referred to as Little Rome in the late 18th century. Its pages bring to life the customs and traditions of a hardy people who toiled to keep their land and identity against all odds and who were eventually deported and nearly completely annihilated by the Turkish state during World War I. The volume contains 652 pages, 18 pages of plates, new maps, an update of the dialect, and an addendum on travel to the region by a survivor's son.