The Great Crime: An Aintab Diary
- Troy E. Spier (see profile) , Arpi Poladian
- Electronic Literature, Historiography, Ottoman and Turkish Studies
- Armenia, Armenian literature, Genocide--Study and teaching, Literature and history, War, Genocide
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- Genocide studies, History and literature, War and genocide
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- This real-life memoir chronicles the journey of Arousiag Magarian over a four year period as she struggles to survive during the Armenian Genocide (1915-1919). Originally written in a small notebook in Armenian, the authors (Arpi Poladian and Troy E. Spier) have translated and prepared for the reader a version in literary English that hopes to capture all of the nuance from Magarian's deeply emotional voice. Finally, a description of the historical circumstances surrounding Aintab and her residents during this time period is provided by Dr. Ümit Kurt, a scholar of the late Ottoman Empire.
- This manuscript received initial approval from the editors at Rowman & Littlefield, but the ultimate decision was that "it’s a very worthwhile project but falls between academic and popular stools. So with real regret, I must decline. I wish you the very best of luck finding the right publisher for this important work." Consequently, we decided instead to release this as an open educational resource, in order to reach a wider audience without the marketing constraints of a traditional publisher.
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