Armenians Beyond Diaspora

Armenians Beyond Diaspora contributes to studies on the interface between the Cold War and the region by addressing exactly this issue: by demonstrating how marginal actors – in this particular case Armenians – used and were used by the ...

Armenians Beyond Diaspora

This book argues that Armenians around the world - in the face of the Genocide, and despite the absence of an independent nation-state after World War I - developed dynamic socio-political, cultural, ideological and ecclesiastical centres. And it focuses on one such centre, Beirut, in the postcolonial 1940s and 1950s. Tsolin Nalbantian explores Armenians' discursive re-positioning within the newly independent Lebanese nation-state; the political-cultural impact (in Lebanon as well as Syria) of the 1946-8 repatriation initiative to Soviet Armenia; the 1956 Catholicos election; and the 1957 Lebanese elections and 1958 mini-civil war. What emerges is a post-Genocide Armenian history of - principally - power, renewal and presence, rather than one of loss and absence.

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Armenians Beyond Diaspora
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Tsolin Nalbantian
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-12-05 - Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

This book argues that Armenians around the world - in the face of the Genocide, and despite the absence of an independent nation-state after World War I - developed dynamic socio-political, cultural, ideological and ecclesiastical centres. And it focuses on one such centre, Beirut, in the postcolonial 1940s and 1950s.
Armenians Beyond Diaspora
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Nalbantian Tsolin Nalbantian
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-12-05 - Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

This book argues that Armenians around the world - in the face of the Genocide, and despite the absence of an independent nation-state after World War I - developed dynamic socio-political, cultural, ideological and ecclesiastical centres. And it focuses on one such centre, Beirut, in the postcolonial 1940s and 1950s.Tsolin
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Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Manar H. Makhoul
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-02 - Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

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Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: Makram Rabah
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-18 - Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

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Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Virginie Rey
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-21 - Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

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