The Crossing Place: A Journey Among the Armenians

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Flamingo, 1994 - Armenia - 248 pages
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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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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


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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

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About the author (1994)

Philip Marsden has written several highly-praised and award-winning travel books - including 'The Crossing Place: A Journey among the Armenians', 'The Bronski House', 'The Spirit-Wrestlers' and 'Chains of Heaven: An Ethiopian Romance' - and one novel, 'The Main Cages'. He lives in Cornwall.

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