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Ordubadi, Mămmăd Săid, 1872-1950
Ganly illăr. English
Years of blood : a history of the Armenian-Muslim clashes in the Caucasus, 1905-1906 / Mammad Said Ordubadi ; Ian Peart, Qilinjkhan Bayramov (translation)
Reading, UK : Ithaca Press, 2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Armenian Research Center  DK509 .O73    CALL 593-5181
Subject Caucasus, South -- History -- Revolution, 1905-1907
Armenia -- Relations -- Caucasus, South
Caucasus, South -- Relations -- Armenia
Subject(s) Muslims -- Caucasus, South -- History
Subject Caucasus, South -- Ethnic relations
Physical Description 201 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Note ACCESS: May only be used at the Armenian Research Center ; please call 313 593-5181 for Center hours
Includes index
Contents Cover -- Contents -- Foreword -- Our Purpose -- Disclosure of the Causes -- About the Tragic Events in Baku -- Mournful Events in Nakhchivan -- Events in Irevan -- Echmiadzin. The Events in Uchkilse -- Events in Jabrail and Karyagin -- Painful Events in Shusha, or the Wretchedness of Ignorance -- Second Tragedy in Shusha, or Goloshapov's Deception -- Sudden Onset of Tragedy in Baku -- Scream of the Motherland -- The Empty Illusions of the Armenians of Javanshir -- Painful Events in Ganja -- Tragedies in Tiflis -- Armenian-Muslim Clashes in Gazakh -- Peace Negotiations in Tiflis -- Painful Events in Gatar -- Events in Okhchu-Shabadak and Gapan Gorge -- Index
Summary Presented for the first time in English, Mammad Said Ordubadi's Years of Blood: A History of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Clashes in the Caucasus, 1905-1906, provides detailed reports of the tragic events of those dramatic years. Written during the aftershock and completed in 1908, the book was not published until 1911, but immediately impressed for its use of local correspondents. Later, however, it was removed from public view as it did not comply with official ideology. Ordubadi was a celebrated historical researcher, journalist, novelist and librettist, but assessments of his writings made no mention of Years of Blood. Written in his native Azerbaijani in the Arabic script in use at that time, one of the principal sources on the Armenian-Muslim conflicts of 1905-1906 has remained obscured from scholarship until now. In view of the still unresolved Nagorno-Karabagh war between Armenia and Azerbaijan, this English translation of historical record is timely; for Ordubadi notes in his book a situation that continues today: 'Along with the Russian and Caucasian press, European and American publications speak heatedly and exhibit the closest interest in these events and their causes. We should also know that the articles published in the foreign press are full of contradictions and differences.'
Series Armenian Research Center collection

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