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Gregorian, Vartan

Works: 118 works in 190 publications in 2 languages and 5,292 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  History  Educational films  Interviews  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Case studies  Internet videos  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Donor, Signer, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Speaker
Classifications: CT275.C3, B
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Islam : a mosaic, not a monolith by Vartan Gregorian( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this survey of Islam, Vartan Gregorian focuses on Muslim diversity and division, portraying the faith and its people as a mosaic, not a monolith." "The book begins with an overview of Islam's tenets, institutions, evolution, and historical role. Gregorian traces its origins and fundamental principles, from Prophet Muhammad's call to faith nearly 1,400 years ago to the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in World War I, and the subsequent abolition of the Caliphate. He focuses particular attention on the intense struggle between modernists and traditionalists, interaction between religion and nationalism, and key developments that have caused bitter divisions among Muslim nations and states: the partitions of Palestine and the Indian subcontinent, the break up and Islamization of Pakistan, the 1978 revolution in Iran, and the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan." "Gregorian emphasizes the importance of religion in today's world and urges states, societies, and intellectuals to intervene in order to prevent Islam - as well as other religions - from becoming the political tool of various parties or of states. He recommends continuing contact and dialogues between modernist and traditionalist Muslims, as well as among the educated, secular elite and their clerical counterparts. He advocates for U.S.-led efforts to engage and better understand the diversity of Muslim communities in the United States and the world."--Jacket
The emergence of modern Afghanistan; politics of reform and modernization, 1880-1946 by Vartan Gregorian( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slow fires on the preservation of the human record by Terry Sanders( Visual )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary describing the devastating deterioration of intellectual documents such as pamphlets, photographs, films, drawings, and maps. Assesses the situation, demonstrates preservation and restoration techniques, and suggests ways to prevent deterioration in the future. Features remarks by several experts, writers, and historians, such as James Michener, Barbara Tuchman, Daniel Boorstin, and Vartan Gregorian
Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Carnegie( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Carnegie, the great steel-baron-turned-philanthropist, was an industrialist unlike any other. His famous dictum, that he who dies rich dies disgraced, has inspired a generation of twenty-first-century philanthropists to follow in his footsteps and put their money towards philanthropic causes. He had an unwavering belief in distributing wealth for good, and systematically and deliberately gave away the bulk of his riches throughout his lifetime. Born in 1835, he emigrated with his family to the United States from Scotland at a young age. His first job was in a cotton factory, and he late
Peter Drucker by Peter F Drucker( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vartan Gregorian, former president of the New York Public Library and next president of Brown University, talks about libraries and learning and the need for education to show a direct connection between information and life
Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other Mobile Devices with a small display
Carved in sand : a report on the collapse of the Rhode Island Share and Deposit Indemnity Corporation by Vartan Gregorian( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transparency and accomplishment : a legacy of glass pockets by Vartan Gregorian( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libraries and Andrew Carnegie's challenge by Vartan Gregorian( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strengthening scholarship and research in the former Soviet Union by Vartan Gregorian( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vartan Gregorian living in the information age( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the New York Public Library Bill Moyers interviews Brown University President Vartan Gregorian who shares his views on the information age and how education must show a direct connection between this information and life
The Lincoln collection by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three-volume boxed set which includes two volumes of the sixteenth president's speeches and writings, along with an anthology of fiction, prose, and poetry by authors ranging from Churchill and Grant to Tolstoy and Twain
Report of the President by Carnegie Corporation of New York( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carnegie Corporation of New York : report of the president by Vartan Gregorian( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a brief survey of Islam, including its tenets, institutions, evolution and historical role, along with some insights into the current state of Muslim societies and the challenges they face
A convocation address : commemorating 100 years at Stanford University by Vartan Gregorian( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mosaico Islam : alcune cose essenziali che dobbiamo smettere di ignorare by Vartan Gregorian( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small world / big divides building bridges in an age of extremes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panel discussion focuses on Israeli / Palestinian conflict. Panel members focus on possibilities for common ground. The second session focuses on the urgent need for understanding between cultures. The discussion is expanded to include audience members and those viewing via the Internet. The dialogue explores the possibilities for individuals and universities to build a ripple effect leading to positive global change
The road to home : my life and times by Vartan Gregorian( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vartan Gregorian's tale starts with a childhood of poverty, deprivation, and enchantment in the Armenian quarter of Tabriz, Iran. As the world reeled from depression into six years of warfare, his mother died, leaving his grandmother Voski as the loving staff of his life. Through unlettered example and instruction, he learned about the first of his many worlds: the strenuousness required for survival, the fairy tale that explained existence, the place and name of his own star in the night sky, how to maneuver as a member of a Christian minority in a benevolent Muslim kingdom, the beauty and inspiration of Armenian Church liturgy, the exciting foreign world of ten-year-old American westerns, the richness of life on the streets. He learned the magic of the innumerable worlds he could find in books -- and he wanted to visit them all. As the spell books cast on him grew more powerful, so did the constraints imposed by his father's indifference to his dreams of redirecting his life through learning. So, one day when he was fifteen years old, he presented himself at an Armenian-French lycee in Beirut, Lebanon, to start the arduous task of becoming a person of learning and consequence. This book tells not only how he reached that school but also about the many people who guided, supported, taught, and helped him on an extravagantly absorbing and varied journey from Tabriz to Beirut to Palo Alto to Tenafly to London, from Stanford University to San Francisco State University to the University of Texas at Austin to the University of Pennsylvania to the New York Public Library to Brown University and, currently, to the presidency of Carnegie Corporation of New York. With witty stories and memorable encounters, Dr. Gregorian describes his public and private lives as one education after another. He has written a love story about life
The forty days of Musa Dagh by Franz Werfel( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Forty Days of Musa Dagh is Franz Werfel's masterpiece that brought him international acclaim in 1933, drawing the world's attention to the Armenian genocide. This is the story of how the people of several Armenian villages in the mountains along the coast of present-day Turkey and Syria chose not to obey the deportation order of the Turkish government. Instead, they fortified a plateau on the slopes of Musa Dagh⁰́₄Mount Moses⁰́₄and repelled Turkish soldiers and military police during the summer of 1915 while holding out hope for the warships of the Allies to save them.The original English translation by Geoffrey Dunlop has been revised and expanded by translator James Reidel and scholar Violet Lutz. The Dunlop translation, had excised approximately 25% of the original two-volume text to accommodate the Book-of-the-Month club and to streamline the novel for film adaptation. The restoration of these passages and their new translation gives a fuller picture of the extensive inner lives of the characters, especially the hero Gabriel Bagradian, his wife Juliette, their son Stephan⁰́₄and Iskuhi Tomasian, the damaged, nineteen-year-old Armenian woman whom the older Bagradian loves. What is more apparent now is the personal story that Werfel tells, informed by events and people in his own life, a device he often used in his other novels as well, in which the author, his wife Alma, his stepdaughter Manon Gropius, and others in his circle are reinvented. Reidel has also revised the existing translation to free Werfel's stronger usages from Dunlop's softening of meaning, his effective censoring of the novel in order to fit the mores and commercial contingencies of the mid-1930s
Democracy in america by Alexis de Tocqueville( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 175 years ago, Alexis de Tocqueville, a young French nobleman and an astute political scientist, came to the United States to evaluate the meaning and actual functioning of democracy. His brilliant discussion of majority rule is still vitally relevant today
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Islam : a mosaic, not a monolith
Alternative Names
Gregorjan, Vartan 1934-

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Andrew CarnegieDemocracy in AmericaThe Lincoln collectionThe road to home : my life and timesThe forty days of Musa Dagh