Topic: Books

By Benny Morris and Dror Ze’evi Between 1894 and 1924, the number of Christians in Asia Minor fell from some 3-4 million to just tens of thousands — from 20 percent of the area’s population to under 2%. Turkey has long attributed[...]

By Erdag Göknar Orhan Pamuk’s Photographs emerge from a specific and recurring moment. As much as they capture subtle aspects of Istanbul geography in and around the iconic confluence of the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn, they also[...]

LOS ANGELES — At a recent lecture at the University of Southern California (USC), historian Taner Akçam said the trove of documents he discovered in a once-obscure archive in 2015 “blows up this main Turkish denialist argument. “For[...]

WATERTOWN — Author Jonathan Conlin will present his newly published biography of Calouste Gulbenkian, Mr. Five Per Cent: The Many Lives of Calouste Gulbenkian, the World’s Richest Man, in talks on April 10, at 7 p.m. at Columbia[...]

By Simon Callow LONDON (Guardian) — To review certain books seems like an impertinence. This is one of them. It speaks for itself with such clarity, certainty and wisdom that only one thing needs to be said: read it. And then read it[...]

NEW YORK — The Ruins of Ani published in 1910 in Constantinople has been published for the first time in an English edition — the translation by Peter Balakian and Aram Arkun, with an introduction by Balakian. The edition includes the[...]

By Robert Fisk Israeli historian Benny Morris doesn’t do things by half. The footnotes of his new book on the 30-year genocide of Christians by their Turkish rulers, cowritten with his colleague Dror Zeevi, take up more than a fifth of[...]

LOS ANGELES — On Friday, March 22, Professor Taner Akçam (Clark University), will deliver a public lecture at noon at the University of Southern California (USC) Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, co-sponsored by[...]

FRESNO— Writer and broadcast journalist Paul Chaderjian will speak about his newly published book, Letters to Barbra, at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12, in the University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium, at Fresno State. The[...]

By Oliver Bullough What does the life of an Ottoman-born ethnic Armenian oil tycoon have to teach us about the modern world? Quite a lot, it turns out, judging by this fascinating biography of Calouste Gulbenkian, a dealmaker for the ages[...]