The Assyrians – From Nineveh to Södertälje


By Svante Lundgren

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.

Product details

Publisher: Nineveh Press
Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: July 2016
Interior Color: Black
Binding: Paperback
Trim Size: 6 x 9 in
Page Count: 125
Language: English
ISBN: 978-91-983441-2-7

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