Sacred Justice

Sacred Justice
Author: Marian Mesrobian MacCurdy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2017-10-23
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781351492188

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Sacred Justice is a cross-genre book that uses narrative, memoir, unpublished letters, and other primary and secondary sources to tell the story of a group of Armenian men who organized Operation Nemesis, a covert operation created to assassinate the Turkish architects of the Armenian Genocide. The leaders of Operation Nemesis took it upon themselves to seek justice for their murdered families, friends, and compatriots. Sacred Justice includes a large collection of previously unpublished letters, found in the upstairs study of the author's grandfather, Aaron Sachaklian, one of the leaders of Nemesis, that show the strategies, personalities, plans, and dedication of Soghomon Tehlirian, who killed Talaat Pasha, a genocide leader; Shahan Natalie, the agent on the ground in Europe; Armen Garo, the center of Operation Nemesis; Aaron Sachaklian, the logistics and finance officer; and others involved with Nemesis. Marian Mesrobian MacCurdy tells a story that has been either hidden by the necessity of silence or ignored in spite of victims' narratives—the story of those who attempted to seek justice for the victims of genocide and the effect this effort had on them and on their families. Ultimately, this volume reveals how the narratives of resistance and trauma can play out in the next generation and how this resistance can promote resilience.

The Sacred Language of the Abaku

The Sacred Language of the Abaku
Author: Lydia Cabrera
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 693
Release: 2020-12-28
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781496829450

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In 1988, Lydia Cabrera (1899–1991) published La lengua sagrada de los Ñáñigos, an Abakuá phrasebook that is to this day the largest work available on any African diaspora community in the Americas. In the early 1800s in Cuba, enslaved Africans from the Cross River region of southeastern Nigeria and southwestern Cameroon created Abakuá societies for protection and mutual aid. Abakuá rites reenact mythic legends of the institution’s history in Africa, using dance, chants, drumming, symbolic writing, herbs, domestic animals, and masked performers to represent African ancestors. Criminalized and scorned in the colonial era, Abakuá members were at the same time contributing to the creation of a unique Cuban culture, including rumba music, now considered a national treasure. Translated for the first time into English, Cabrera’s lexicon documents phrases vital to the creation of a specific African-derived identity in Cuba and presents the first “insider’s” view of this African heritage. This text presents thoroughly researched commentaries that link hundreds of entries to the context of mythic rites, skilled ritual performance, and the influence of Abakuá in Cuban society and popular music. Generously illustrated with photographs and drawings, the volume includes a new introduction to Cabrera’s writing as well as appendices that situate this important work in Cuba’s history. With the help of living Abakuá specialists in Cuba and the US, Ivor L. Miller and P. González Gómes-Cásseres have translated Cabrera’s Spanish into English for the first time while keeping her meanings and cultivated style intact, opening this seminal work to new audiences and propelling its legacy in African diaspora studies.

Operation Nemesis

Operation Nemesis
Author: Eric Bogosian
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-04-21
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780316292016

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A masterful account of the assassins who hunted down the perpetrators of the Armenian Genocide In 1921, a tightly knit band of killers set out to avenge the deaths of almost one million victims of the Armenian Genocide. They were a humble bunch: an accountant, a life insurance salesman, a newspaper editor, an engineering student, and a diplomat. Together they formed one of the most effective assassination squads in history. They named their operation Nemesis, after the Greek goddess of retribution. The assassins were survivors, men defined by the massive tragedy that had devastated their people. With operatives on three continents, the Nemesis team killed six major Turkish leaders in Berlin, Constantinople, Tiflis, and Rome, only to disband and suddenly disappear. The story of this secret operation has never been fully told, until now. Eric Bogosian goes beyond simply telling the story of this cadre of Armenian assassins by setting the killings in the context of Ottoman and Armenian history, as well as showing in vivid color the era's history, rife with political fighting and massacres. Casting fresh light on one of the great crimes of the twentieth century and one of history's most remarkable acts of vengeance, Bogosian draws upon years of research and newly uncovered evidence. Operation Nemesis is the result--both a riveting read and a profound examination of evil, revenge, and the costs of violence.

Social Justice and the Sacred

Social Justice and the Sacred
Author: Scott Thomas FitzGibbon,John Gavin,Fernanda Soza
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 0916101096

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"Alberto Hurtado, S.J. (1901-52), was a monumental figure in the Americas in the last century, yet to date he has not been extensively studied and publications about him are especially lacking in English. Because he combined both serious academic work with hugely influential pastoral work, he is more accessible than more purely academic figures (Ellacuria, Sobrino, Segundo, Boff). While deeply rooted in the predominant theological currents of his time-which included strands of conservatism, anti-modernism, and concern about socialism and unbridled capitalism-Hurtado also articulated forward-looking, progressive views on social rights, reform, the needs of the working class, and education policy. Providing a thorough overview of this hugely important figure in Chilean history, both within and beyond the Catholic church, this book of collected essays examines Hurtado's life and writings from a variety of perspectives. Thus, it offers a rich understanding of who he was, how his thought took shape and evolved, and why he is still relevant in the early 21st century. This is the first book in English which examines Hurtado and his thought. "Social Justice and the Sacred" will be of interest to several different audiences. Scholars and students of Latin American history will appreciate the way it grounds Hurtado and his influence in that region's historical development. Researchers and students in theology and spiritualty, as well as church leaders, will find it of value for its examination of how Hurtado fits into the arc that leads from the conservatism of the 19th century to the strong social concern (and even liberation theology) of the 20th century. The book-or at least chapters from it-lend themselves to being used in undergraduate and graduate courses on theology, Latin American Studies, and history"--

Sacred Knowledge

Sacred Knowledge
Author: Pejman Fartash
Publsiher: BoD - Books on Demand
Total Pages: 602
Release: 2023-09-08
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9789177855002

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Sacred Knowledge is a compilation book containing parts of ancient sacred texts and books within Alchemy, Mysticism, Magic, Kabbalah, Tarot and the esoteric doctrine. The purpose is to preserve these sacred texts and support the original authors and their works.

A Collection of Sacred Translations Paraphrases and Hymns

A Collection of Sacred Translations  Paraphrases  and Hymns
Author: Stevenson MacGill
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 278
Release: 1813
Genre: Hymns, English
ISBN: HARVARD:32044077967248

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Sacred Justice

Sacred Justice
Author: Marian Mesrobian MacCurdy
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2015-02-28
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781412855440

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Sacred Justice is a cross-genre book that uses narrative, memoir, unpublished letters, and other primary and secondary sources to tell the story of a group of Armenian men who organized Operation Nemesis, a covert operation created to assassinate the Turkish architects of the Armenian Genocide. The leaders of Operation Nemesis took it upon themselves to seek justice for their murdered families, friends, and compatriots. Sacred Justice includes a large collection of previously unpublished letters, found in the upstairs study of the author’s grandfather, Aaron Sachaklian, one of the leaders of Nemesis, that show the strategies, personalities, plans, and dedication of Soghomon Tehlirian, who killed Talaat Pasha, a genocide leader; Shahan Natalie, the agent on the ground in Europe; Armen Garo, the center of Operation Nemesis; Aaron Sachaklian, the logistics and finance officer; and others involved with Nemesis. Marian Mesrobian MacCurdy tells a story that has been either hidden by the necessity of silence or ignored in spite of victims’ narratives—the story of those who attempted to seek justice for the victims of genocide and the effect this effort had on them and on their families. Ultimately, this volume reveals how the narratives of resistance and trauma can play out in the next generation and how this resistance can promote resilience.

The Sacred Lyre

The Sacred Lyre
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 430
Release: 1824
Genre: Christian poetry, English
ISBN: NYPL:33433074834023

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