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Author Watenpaugh, Heghnar Zeitlian, author.

Title The missing pages : the modern life of a medieval manuscript, from genocide to justice / Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh.

Publication Info. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Genocide Memorial Collection    745.6749 WAT    Available
 GDL Central Library Genocide Memorial Collection    745.6749 WAT    Available
Description x, 402 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 370-378) and index.
Contents Survivor objects : artifacts of genocide -- Hromkla : the God-protected castle of priests and artists -- Zeytun : the lost world of Ottoman Armenians -- Marash : the holy book bears witness -- Aleppo : survivors reclaim their heritage -- New York : the Zeytun Gospels enters art history -- Yerevan : Toros Roslin, artist of the Armenian nation -- Los Angeles : the contest over art.
Summary In 2010, the J. Paul Getty Museum was confronted by a century-old genocide. The Armenian Church was suing for the return of eight pages from the Zeytun Gospels, a manuscript illuminated by the medieval Armenian artist Toros Roslin. Protected for centuries in a remote church, the manuscript had followed the waves of displaced people exterminated during the Armenian genocide. Passed from hand to hand, caught in the confusion and brutality of the First World War, it was cleaved in two. Decades later, the manuscript found its way to the Republic of Armenia, while its missing eight pages came to the Getty.
Language "All translations from Armenian, Arabic, French, and Turkish are the author's unless otherwise noted."--Page 311.
Subject Tʻoros Ṛoslin, active 13th century -- Manuscripts -- History.
J. Paul Getty Museum -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Armenian -- History.
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval -- Turkey.
Christian art and symbolism -- Medieval, 500-1500.
Cultural property -- Repatriation -- Armenia (Republic)
Manuscript fragments -- California -- Los Angeles.
Armenian Genocide, 1915-1923.
ISBN 9780804790444 (cloth alk. paper)

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