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Sayfo 1915


An Anthology of Essays on the Genocide of Assyrians/Aramaeans during the First World War


Drawing on the expertise of scholars from a variety of backgrounds, this anthology specifically seeks to shed light on this genocide from a multidisciplinary perspective and serve as a step for developing the future scholarship about the Sayfo.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-4632-0730-4
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Publication Status: Forthcoming

Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0730-4
$95.00

This anthology offers readers a collection of essays written from a multi-disciplinary perspective about the genocide of Assyrians/Aramaeans during the First World War, which is also known as ‘Sayfo’ (sword). The issues concerning the historicity of the genocide of the First World War, commonly known and referred to as the Armenian genocide have been widely discussed by scholars across different academic disciplines for a long time. However, very few know of the genocide of the Assyrians/Aramaeans, which took place in the same geography and at the same time.

Drawing on the expertise of scholars from a variety of backgrounds, this anthology specifically seeks to shed light on this genocide from a multidisciplinary perspective and serve as a step for developing the future scholarship about the Sayfo.

The essays are selection of papers presented at the SAYFO 1915: An International Conference on the Genocide of Assyrians/Aramaeans during the First World War (Freie Universität Berlin, 24-28 June 2015).

This anthology offers readers a collection of essays written from a multi-disciplinary perspective about the genocide of Assyrians/Aramaeans during the First World War, which is also known as ‘Sayfo’ (sword). The issues concerning the historicity of the genocide of the First World War, commonly known and referred to as the Armenian genocide have been widely discussed by scholars across different academic disciplines for a long time. However, very few know of the genocide of the Assyrians/Aramaeans, which took place in the same geography and at the same time.

Drawing on the expertise of scholars from a variety of backgrounds, this anthology specifically seeks to shed light on this genocide from a multidisciplinary perspective and serve as a step for developing the future scholarship about the Sayfo.

The essays are selection of papers presented at the SAYFO 1915: An International Conference on the Genocide of Assyrians/Aramaeans during the First World War (Freie Universität Berlin, 24-28 June 2015).

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Contributor Biography

Shabo Talay

Shabo Talay helds a Ph.D in Semitic Philology, Assyriology and Islamic Studies from the Universtity of Heidelberg/Germany (1997). He is currently Associate Professor for Semitic Philology and Islamic Studies at Erlangen-Nuremberg University. He has many publications in various fields of Arabic and Aramaic dialectology. Recently he published a grammatical comparative description of all Aramaic dialects of the Khabur-Assyrians in Syria under the Title: “Die neuaramäischen Dialekte der Khabur-Assyrer”.

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