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Revival and awakening : American evangelical missionaries in Iran and the origins of Assyrian nationalism

Author: Adam H Becker
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2015.
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Shows that Americans themselves through their missionaries had a strong hand in the development of one of the Middle East's most intriguing groups: the modern Assyrians. This book examines how these  Read more...

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Becker, Adam H., 1972- author.
Revival and awakening
(DLC) 2014019847
(OCoLC)880809075
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adam H Becker
ISBN: 9780226145457 022614545X
OCLC Number: 904398362
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations.
Contents: Prelude: a song of Assyria --
Introduction: religious reform, nationalism, and Christian mission --
The church of the East before the modern missionary encounter: historicizing --
Religion before "religion" --
A residence of eight years in Persia (1843): Mr. Perkins of West Springfield, Massachusetts, meets Mar Yokhannan of Gawilan, Persia --
Printing the living word: moral reform and the awakening of nation and self (1841-70) --
Being together in the living word: the mission and Evangelical sociality (1834-70) --
Death, the maiden, and dreams of revival --
National contestation and evangelical consciousness: the journals of native assistants --
Continuity and change in the late nineteenth century: new institutions, missionary competition, and the first generation of nationalists --
Retrieving the ruins of Nineveh: language reform, orientalizing autoethnography and the demand for national literature --
Epilogue: Mirza David George Malik (1861-1931) and the engaged ambivalence of poetry in exile.
Responsibility: Adam H. Becker.

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