The Heirs of Patriarch Shaker concerns Assyrian prelates who have opposed and damaged the Assyrian national identity over the last hundred years. The author has examined rare documents and presents a unique study, focusing on four Syrian Orthodox patriarchs. The book starts with Patriarch Elias III Shaker, known as the Church leader who renounced any minority rights for his community. In contrast to these religious leaders, we find the struggle of the secular Assyrian national movement, which endeavored to unite its divided nation in order to save it from assimilation and annihilation. The successor of Patriarch Shaker, Afrem I Barsom, became an enemy of Assyrian intellectuals and patriots such as Farid Elias Nozha and Hanna Abdelke. Today, Assyrian ecclesiastical leaders still interfere in politics, thus making it difficult for secular Assyrian political parties to operate effectively. Augin Kurt Haninke is an Assyrian journalist and author.
TITLE: The Heirs of Patriarch Shaker | AUTHOR: Augin Kurt Haninke | PUBLISHED BY: Nineveh Press | PRINTED BY: Lulu, Raleigh, NC, USA 7.44 x 9.68 in (18,9 cm x 24,6 cm), 362 pages, illustrations, index | PUBLICATION DATE: September 2017 | ISBN: 978-91-984100-7-5 | PRICE: $29.99
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Assyrians have come a long way from Nineveh to Södertälje – both in space and time. This straightforward book recounts the long, dramatic history of the Assyrians: The ancient Assyrian Empire, how the Assyrians became the first nation to adopt Christianity, how they have been persecuted by the Persians, Arabs, Turks and Kurds, and why they left their homeland of Assyria to settle in Södertälje, Chicago, Gütersloh, Sydney, Enschede and Gothenburg. The book deals with the Assyrian language and self-designation, churches and secular organizations, and also attempts to describe why they are split into different groups with varying views of their identity and history. The book is based on modern, scientific research and provides answers to common questions raised by both Assyrians and non-Assyrians regarding one of Sweden’s largest immigrant groups. This book is in English.
TITLE: The Assyrians – From Nineveh to Södertälje | AUTHOR: Svante Lundgren | PUBLISHED BY: Nineveh Press | PRINTED BY: Lulu Press | 6 x 9 inches, 125 pages, illustrations, index | PUBLICATION DATE: July 2016 | ISBN: 978-91-983441-2-7 | PRICE: $14.99
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