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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - catherinedarley - LibraryThing
Published in 1993, the book relates a journey in Middle Orient, Eastern Europe and then in collapsing USSR in the last months of its existence — that is 1991. It begins with a travel in Turkey to ... Read full review
CROSSING PLACE AMER/EUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Originally published in England in 1993, this is the first American edition of a haunting book on the devastation of an ancient culture. After the 1915 genocide by the Turks, many of the remaining ... Read full review