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Reforging a Forgotten History: Iraq and the Assyrians in the 20th Century

Sargon Donabed


Who are the Assyrians and what role did they play in shaping modern Iraq? Were they simply bystanders, victims of collateral damage who played a passive role in the history of the country? How have they negotiated their position throughout various periods of Iraq's state-building processes? This book details the narrative and history of Iraq in the 20th century and reinserts the Assyrian experience as an integral part of Iraq's broader contemporary historiography. It is the first comprehensive account to contextualize this native people's experience alongside the developmental processes of the ... More

Keywords: Assyrians, Cultural Heritage Destruction, Indigenous People, Demographic Displacement, Iraq, Middle East Minorities, Genocide, Syriac, Aramaic, Chaldean

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780748686025
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748686025.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sargon Donabed, author
Roger Williams University