- Paperback: 383 pages
- Publisher: Khosho; 1st edition (1987)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0961931019
- ISBN-13: 978-0961931018
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,356,527 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Twin rivers bibliography: Assyrian, Chaldian & Syrians past & present Paperback – 1987
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Perhaps this is not the forum to make the "Assyrian-Chaldean-Syrian" argument as it was not my impression that this was the goal of the author. While conducting research for my own senior thesis, I found that even for the year in which this book was published, it was still quite helpful. Well done and well researched. Bravo.
In his introduction, the author stated, quote: "The modern history,beginning approximately with the first century AD consist of the history of literature, society, culture and religion of Assyrian, Chaldian and Syrian people." unquote.
The above speaks loudly for itself.
It is so important to clear these important issues:
1. The modern day Assyrians are the descendent of the ancient Assyrians.
2. The modern Chaldean title is a term given by the Roman Catholic Church to the Assyrians, wrongly titled Nestorians, who became Catholics, a process that began in 1552 and materialized in 1830 in Mosul, Iraq. There is no connection whatsoever between the ancient Chaldeans who lived predominantly in southern Mesopotamia with the modern-day religious term, Vatican invented, Chaldeans, who have lived in the heart of Assyria, the region of present day Mosul, since time immemorial.
3. The term Syrian is very confusing. A westerner may very easily assume it to mean the modern Arabs living in the modern Arab country Syria. There is no connection between the Assyrians and the Arabs of Syria (today's Syrians). The term 'Syrian' pronounced as such, is the English equivalent to the Greek pronounciation of early Christians living in the region that was Assyria (northern Mesopotamia).
There is no way one can describe what this work stands for. It is a mediocre way to show who was who in ancient times and who is who in present time. I cannot say anymore.