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Seller: ancientgifts (4,186) 99.3%, Location: Ferndale, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381796905606 TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! ”Armenia: Portraits of Survival and Hope” by Donald E. Miller and Lorna Touryan Miller. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Hardcover with dustjacket. Publisher: University of California (2003). Pages: 248. Size: 9¼ x 6¼ inches; 1¼ pounds. CONDITION: NEW. NEW hardcover in dustjacket. University of California (2003) 248 pages. Unblemished and pristine in every respect. Pages are clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! Meticulous and accurate descriptions! Selling rare and out-of-print ancient history books on-line since 1997. We accept returns for any reason within 14 days! #7752a. PLEASE SEE DESCRIPTIONS AND IMAGES BELOW FOR DETAILED REVIEWS AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEWS: REVIEW: A remarkable view of how geopolitics affects ordinary people, this book documents, in words and pictures, the lives of Armenians in the last two decades. Based on intimate interviews with three hundred Armenians and featuring Jerry Berndt's superb photographs, it brings together firsthand testimony about the social, economic, and spiritual circumstances of Armenians during the 1980s and 1990s, when the country faced an earthquake, pogroms, and war. At times shocking and deeply emotional, “Armenia: Portraits of Survival and Hope” is a story of extreme suffering and hardship, a searching look at the fight for independence, and an exceptionally complex portrait of the human spirit. A companion to the Millers' highly acclaimed work “Survivors: An Oral History of the Armenian Genocide”, which documented the genocide of 1915, this book focuses on four groups of people: survivors of the earthquakes that devastated northwestern Armenia in 1988; refugees from Azerbaijan who fled Baku and Sumgait because of pogroms against them; women, children, and soldiers who were affected by the war in Nagorno-Karabakh; and ordinary citizens who survived several winters without heat because of the blockade against Armenia by Turkey and Azerbaijan. The Millers' narrative situates these accounts contextually and thematically, but the voices of individuals remain paramount. The Millers also describe their personal experiences in repeated research trips, inviting us to look beyond the headlines and think beyond the circumstances of our own lives as they bring contemporary Armenia to life. REVIEW: his portrait, in words and pictures, explores Armenia during the devastating years after the 1988 earthquake, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the ensuing violence over boundaries and ethnic differences. REVIEW: Documenting the lives of Armenians since the early 1980s, this text is based on interviews with 300 Armenians and brings together firsthand testimony about the social, economic and spiritual circumstances of Armenians during this era when the country faced an earthquake, pogroms and war. REVIEW: TABLE OF CONTENTS: Acknowledgments. Introduction. 1. Massive Destruction The 1988 Earthquake. 2. Random Violence Pogroms in Azerbaijan. 3. Fighting for Survival The War of Independence in Nagorno-Karabakh. 4. Surviving the Winter Paying the Price for Independence. 5. "We Live with Hope" Reflections on Conditions in Armenia. 6. Concluding Reflections The Meaning of Being Human Epilogue Ten Years after Independence. Appendix 1: Research Methodology. Appendix 2: Interview Guide. Appendix 3: List of Interviewees. Bibliography. Index. REVIEW: Donald E. Miller is Professor of Religion and Director of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California and author of "Reinventing American Protestantism: Christianity in the New Millennium" and "The Case for Liberal Christianity", among other books. Lorna Touryan Miller is Director of the Office for Creative Connections at All Saints Church in Pasadena, California. The Millers coauthored "Survivors: An Oral History of the Armenian Genocide". The photographer, Jerry Berndt, has taught photography at the Art Institute of Boston and the University of Massachusetts. He received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in 1987, and work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the International Center of Photography, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris. REVIEW: Donald E. Miller is a Firestone Professor of Religion at the University of Southern California. He is the Executive Director of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at USC as well as a professor of religion and sociology. Professor Miller is the author, editor or co-author of nine books including: "Finding Faith: The Spiritual Quest of the Post-Boomer Generation", "Global Pentecostalism: The New Face of Christian Social Engagement", "GenX Religion", "Reinventing American Protestantism", "Survivors: An Oral History of the Armenian Genocide", "Homeless Families: The Struggle for Dignity", "Writing and Research in Religious Studies", and "The Case for Liberal Christianity". Currently he is writing a book with John Miller on the role of religion for new immigrants in Los Angeles. He is also very involved in several oral history projects in Rwanda with survivors of the genocide. In addition, he has studied religious NGOs in Armenia, Tanzania and Rwanda – which is the focus of his current research. He is married to Lorna Miller, Director of the Office for Creative Connections at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena. They have two children, Arpi, a doctoral student in sociology at UCLA, and Shont, an attorney practicing in Seattle. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: The first 20th century holocaust was against the thousands of innocent Armenians massacred by Turkish troops in the First World War. No sooner than was that war was over than most Armenians, if they were not forced under Turkish rule, became Soviet citizens. Then when they finally got their independence back after the end of the USSR, they found themselves involved in a bloody war with Azerbaijan. Few peoples have suffered as much as the Armenians in the past 20 years and a book like this is absolutely essential reading if we are to understand the people of the oldest continually Christian country in the world. Buy this book and then give all your friends this book as a present for Christmas. [Christopher Catherwood, author of Christians, Muslims, and Islamic Rage]. REVIEW: "Armenia: Portraits of Survival and Hope" is an extraordinary journey into the traumatic condition the Republic of Armenia has endured during the past 15 years. Donald and Lorna Touryan Miller put before us, in an elegant and unsentimental way, the voices of Armenian citizens as they discuss their struggles with natural disaster, massacre, war, and the ensuing Turkish and Azeri blockade of their country. In the depth and texture of these voices, the Millers have captured the agony and the resilience of human being as they struggle to keep their ancient civilization alive in its new era. Every citizen of the planet will want to read this book. Peter Balakian, author of Black Dog of Fate]. REVIEW: "Armenia: Portraits of Survival and Hope" provides a moving testimony to the indomitable spirit and the character of the Armenian people. Both the text and the photos bespeak their courage and strength. This book will ennoble and inspire all who read it. [David Ellenson, President of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion]. REVIEW: Documents the lives of Armenians in the 1980s and 1990s, when the country faced an earthquake, pogrom and war. [The Bookseller]. REVIEW: A thought-provoking book, laced with gut-wrenching photographs spanning Armenia's turbulent past 15 years. [Michael Church Financial Times]. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: I loved this book. It was very depressing to read about those people who lost their lives and just running to find a shelter to stay safe at .Also, the people who lost a friend or relative did not know where they were or even if they were dead or not. December 7, 1988 changed peoples' lives forever and it is a day to remember. In this book, there are reporters who actually experienced being there at that moment and interviewing the people who had lost someone. The images in the book, for example, showed a picture of two little boys playing in the ruins or basically what is left in their school located in Spitak, Armenia. This book really touched my heart and I will never forget the day that people were killed innocently and just the thought of how the relatives of the victims felt it’s just devastating. REVIEW: An insightful - and relatively unbiased - view of how geopolitics affects ordinary people, this book documents, in words and pictures, the lives of Armenians in the last two decades. Based on intimate interviews with three hundred Armenians and featuring Jerry Berndt's superb photographs, it brings together firsthand testimony about the social, economic, and spiritual circumstances of Armenians during the 1980s and 1990s, when the country faced an earthquake, pogroms, and war. At times shocking and deeply emotional, “Armenia: Portraits of Survival and Hope” is a story of extreme suffering and hardship, a searching look at the fight for independence, and an exceptionally complex portrait of the human spirit, written by Americans Donald E Miller & Lorna Touryan Miller. REVIEW: Gives you the accurate picture that still can be seen today unfortunately. If you have been in Gyumri then this book will fall short of its description but still paints a good picture. More attention and detail in the lives of the survivors of the dark years could have been made but again very real. Great job. REVIEW: Jerry Berndt died recently; he was a very great photographer and very good man. He was a great choice to do the photos for this important book. Armenians have had a tragic history and deserve efforts like this. The story of the great painter Arshile Gorky's mother who starved to death during Armenia's troubles is just one of the tragic events in that country. REVIEW: A good primer on the Armenian people and life in Armenia in the early 90s, after independence. Appendix includes research methodology and the interview questions 300 people were asked. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site) and free insurance coverage. A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. 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