The Crossing Place: A Journey Among the Armenians

The Crossing Place: A Journey Among the Armenians

After centuries of prominence as a world power, Armenia has withstood every attempt during the 20th century to destroy it. With a name redolent both of dim antiquity and of a modern world and its tensions, the Armenians founded a civilization and underwent a diaspora that brought many of the great ideas of the East to Western Europe. Today, shrunk to a tenth of its former size and wracked by war with Azerbaijan and by earthquakes, its people still retain one of the world's most fascinating and misunderstood cultures.

Title:The Crossing Place: A Journey Among the Armenians
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780006376675
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  • Marina (Sonnenbarke)

    3.5 stars.More than a million Armenians died in the last years of the Ottoman empire, a half on Anatolia's total. The Turks had managed to do what numerous powers had tried before them: they managed t...

  • Gary Dolman

    A wonderful and quite charming book. I read it on a recommendation and although the title didn't really appeal, once I opened the cover I found myself entranced. It is exactly as it says - a journey a...

  • Karyl

    The Armenians are an ancient race, and like the Jews, have resisted assimilating into the cultures around them. As a result, their language and culture have survived mostly intact, though many conquer...

  • Ian

    This is a travel/history/cultural/religious book about the Armenian diaspora which is spread across many, many countries particularly in the Middle East, South Central Europe and the South Caucasus, m...

  • Nanar

    lacking proper descriptions and historical depth. more, please. ...

  • Don Mcguire

    This is a powerful narrative--about Armenians, about travel, about history and memory. One of my favorite books....

  • Liz Wager

    sad but interesting, and yet another place I'd like to visit ......

  • Alethia

    I like the way the story wrapped together. On his cross-national adventure, Philip Marsden spoke of many different Armenian sub-groups, as well as the attitudes towards them and the places they were i...

  • Bob Newman

    Getting to the bottom of ArmeniaDetectives and divorce lawyers like to probe into their cases, pulling out causes and motivations, faults and crimes. They talk about "getting to the bottom" of it all....

  • Joe

    4.5. Great travel writing about Armenian history and Armenian diasporas through the ages. Really enjoyed learning the history and absorbing the anecdotes of Armenian survival....