This book gives the biography of William Ambrose Shedd (1876-1918), written by Mary Lewis Shedd, the wife of his last years. W. A. Shedd was an American Protestant missionary who was born in Urmia, Iran, and spent most of his life there among the Assyrian Christians of northwestern Iran. He received his education in Princeton.
The Rage of Islam is a chilling account of the massacres that befell the Christians of Persia in 1915. The book provides a good description of the massacres of 1915 from the point of view of a native Assyrian.
This collection of Oriental manuscripts was presented to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in March, 1913, by Mr. Alexander Smith Cochran. All of the codices, handsomely illuminated and adorned with beautiful miniatures, will be of interest to students of art, literature, and history.
No anthropologist has conducted fieldwork among the Mandaeans, not even in recent decades and therefore Drower remains a singular figure. Scholars, students, and aficionados regard her book as the work that brings the people alive.
A nineteenth-century immigrant from Persia narrates tales about the 'manners, customs, and peculiarities' of his people. He depicts Persian social life, talks of the Shah and his court, and relates legends and tales from Persian history and literature.
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