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  • George Kiraz (BM)
    Announcement from Gorgias Press (please distribute) Dr. David Gaunt, Professor of History at Södertörn University College, Stockholm, Sweden, will be giving
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      Announcement from Gorgias Press (please distribute)

      Dr. David Gaunt, Professor of History at Södertörn University College,
      Stockholm, Sweden, will be giving a series of lectures about the massacres
      of various Christian minorities including Syriac speaking Christian groups
      (Assyrians, Chaldeans, Syriac Orthodox and Catholics) and Armenians detailed
      in his new book Massacres, Resistance, Protectors: Muslim-Christian
      Relations in Eastern Anatolia During World War I available from Gorgias
      Press (http://www.gorgiaspress.com).

      Groundbreaking Archival Research

      In his lectures, Dr. Gaunt will detail how the persecution of Christian
      minorities was organized on the national and local levels. Case studies
      involve the Turkish occupation of Urmia and its surrounding villages, the
      Assyrian tribes in Hakkari, the massacres of Armenians in Diyarbekir and
      Mardin, the massacres of Syriacs in the hundreds of villages in Tur Abdin,
      the successful armed resistance mounted by the villagers of Azakh and Ayn
      Wardo, and the victory of Antranik’s Armenian and Assyrian volunteers at the
      battle of Dilman.

      Gaunt’s work is based on unique access to hundreds of documents in the
      Ottoman archives of Istanbul and Ankara, as well as documents of Iranian,
      Russian, Arabic, Armenian, Assyrian, French, and German origin. Most of
      these documents have never been published before. In addition, experiences
      of forty people during the war period are documented in this most complete
      study into the massacres of the Christian minorities. These documents in
      some ways fill in the blank spaces in the history of the controversial
      massacres that the Turkish government does not recognize.

      David Gaunt was born in London, grew up in New Jersey, and moved to Sweden
      in 1968. He received a Ph.D. from Uppsala University. He is currently
      Professor of History at Södertörn University College in Stockholm. He has
      published various books and articles, mostly on Swedish social history. He
      has edited Collaboration and Resistance during the Holocaust: Belarus,
      Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania (2004). His work on the massacres has been
      receiving particular attention following the discovery of a mass-grave in
      the provinces of Mardin as reported in several Kurdish, Assyrian and Syriac
      media outlets. The dates, times and locations of the lectures are below.
      Each lecture will be followed by a book signing session.

      * Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 8:00 p.m., NAASR Center, 395 Concord
      Ave., Belmont, MA sponsored by The National Association for Armenian Studies
      and Research & The United Assyrian Association of Massachusetts, Book
      signing reception to follow

      * Saturday, December 9, 2006 – 8:00 PM Assyrian Orthodox Church of
      the Virgin Mary, 644 Paramus Rd., Paramus, NJ sponsored by H.H. Moy Cyrill
      Aphram Karim, Church of the Virgin Mary, Aramaic American Association, and
      American Foundation for Syriac Studies. Book signing reception with
      refreshments to follow.

      * Sunday, December 10, 2006– 4:00 PM The Mesopotamian Museum, 6301 N.
      Pulaski, Chicago, IL sponsored by the Assyrian Academic Society. Book
      signing session to follow.

      More information about the lectures is available at www.gorgiaspress.com
      <http://www.gorgiaspress.com/> or by calling 732-699-0343, faxing
      732-699-0342 and via email at info@....

      Christine Altinis Kiraz, PhD

      Vice President

      Gorgias Press, LLC

      46 Orris Ave, Piscataway, NJ 08854

      tel: (732)699-0343 fax:(732)699-0342

      website: www.gorgiaspress.com
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