Urumia mission station range (square area)

The Americans of Urumia

Iran's First Americans and their
Mission to the Assyrian Christians

Book by Hooman Estelami

 

 


Urumia mission station missionaries and family members in 1904

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HISTORY OF URUMIA MISSION STATION

Coan, Frederick G. (1939). Yesterdays in Persia and Kurdistan. Claremont, CA: Saunders Studio Press.

Murre-van den Berg, Heleen (1999). From a Spoken to a Written Language: The Introduction and Development of Literary Urmia Aramaic in the Nineteenth Century. Leiden: Nederlands Instituut Voor Het Nabije Oosten.

Murre-van den Berg, Heleen (1996). "The Missionaries' Assistants: The Role of Assyrians in the Development of Written Urmia Aramaic," Journal of the Assyrian Academic Society, 10(2), pp.3-17.

Thompson, Joseph P. (1858). Memoir of the Rev. David Tappan Stoddard, Missionary to the Nestorians. Boston: American Tract Society.

Zirinsky, Michael (2002). “American Presbyterian Missionaries at Urmia during the Great War,” La perse et la grande guerre, Oliver Bast (ed.), Tehran: Institut Francais de Recherche en Iran, pp. 353-372.

 

HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN MISSIONARIES IN PERSIA

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Karimi, Linda C. (1975). Implications of American Missionary Presences in 19th and 20th Century Iran. Masters Dissertation. Portland State University.

Zirinsky, Michael P. (1993). “Render Therefore unto Caesar the Things Which Are Caesar’s: American Presbyterian Educators and Reza Shah,” Iranian Studies, 26: 337-356.

 

URUMIA MISSIONARIES

Grant, Asahel (1841). The Nestorians, or, The Lost Tribes. London: John Murray.

Lathrop, A.C. (1847). Memoir of Asahel Grant, M.D. New York: M.W. Dodd.

Laurie, Thomas (1853). Dr. Grant and the Mountain Nestorians. Boston: Gould and Lincoln.

Shedd, Mary Lewis (1922). The Measure of a Man: The Life of William Ambrose Shedd, Missionary to Persia. New York: Gordon H. Doran Company.

Taylor, Gordon (2008). Fever & Thirst: An American Doctor Among the Tribes of Kurdistan, 1835-1844. Chicago: Academy Chicago Publishers.

Perkins, Henry Martyn (1887). Life of Rev. Justin Perkins, D.D.: Pioneering Missionary to Persia. Chicago: Woman's Presbyterian Board of Missions of the Northwest.

Perkins, Justin (1861). Missionary Life in Persia: Glimpses of a Quarter of a Century of Labors Among the Nestorian Christians. Boston: American Tract Society. 

Perkins, Justin (1853). Our Country's Sin: A Sermon Preached to the Members and Families of the Nestorian Mission at Oroomiah, Persia on July 3, 1853. New York: H.B. Knight

Perkins, Justin (1843). A Residence of Eight Years in Persia Among the Nestorian Christians. Andover: Allen, Morrill & Wardell.

Speer, Robert (1911). The Hakim Sahib. New York: Fleming H. Revell Company.

Taylor, Gordon (2009). “Deep Waters: Life and Death in the Perkins Family: 1834-1852,” Journal of Assyrian Academic Studies.

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Shedd, William A. (1904). Islam and the Oriental Churches: Their Historical Relations. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication and Sabbath-School Work.

 

HISTORY OF US-IRAN RELATIONS

Ghazvinian, John (2021). America and Iran: A History, 1720 to the Present. New York: Alfred Knopf. 

Guilak, Hooshang (2011). Fire Beneath the Ashes: The United States and Iran: A Historical Perspective 1829-1947.  Xlibris Publishing.

Kinzer, Stephen (2010). Reset: Iran, Turkey and America's Future. New York: Henry Holt and Company.

Yeselson, Abraham (1956). United States-Persian Diplomatic Relations: 1883-1921. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.

 

ASSYRIAN CHRISTIAN HISTORY

Badger, George P. (1852). The Nestorians and their Rituals. London: Joseph Masters.

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Joseph, John (1961). Nestorians and their Muslim Neighbors. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Missionary Herald (1826). "Christians Called Chaldeans," pp. 120-121. Published by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, Boston, MA.

Stewart, John (1928). Nestorian Missionary Enterprise: The Story of a Church on Fire. Edinburgh: T.&.T. Clark.

Werda, Joel E. (1924). The Flickering Light of Asia or the Assyrian Nation and Church. Published by Joel Werda.

Wigram, W. A. (1920). Our Smallest Ally. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.

Wigram, W. A. (1910). An Introduction to the History of the Assyrian Church or the Church of the Sassanid Persian Empire, 100-640 A.D. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.

 

ASSYRIAN AND ARMENIAN GENOCIDES AND NEAR EAST RELIEF

Barton, James L. (1930). Story of Near East Relief. New York: MacMillan Co.

Bryce, Viscount (1916). The Treatment of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire. London: Hodder and Stoughton.

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Gaunt, David (2006). Massacres, Resistance, Protectors: Muslim-Christian Relations in Eastern Anatolia During World War I.  Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press.

Rockwell, William W. (1916). The Pitiful Plight of the Assyrian Christians in Persia and Kurdistan. New York: American Committee for Armenian and Syrian Relief.

Yacoub, Joseph (2016). Year of the Sword: The Assyrian Christian Genocide. Translated by James Ferguson. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Yohannan, Abraham (1916). The Death of a Nation. New York: Knickerbocker Press.

 

HISTORY OF KURDISH REGION

Ainsworth, William F. (1842). Travels and Researches in Asia Minor, Mesopotamia, Chaldea, and Armenia. London: John W. Parker. 

Bird, Isabella L. (1891). Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan. London: John Murray.

Jwaideh, Wadie (2006). The Kurdish National Movement: Its Origins and Development. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.

Layard, Austen H. (1867). Nineveh and its Remains. London: John Murray.

Layard, Austen H. (1854). A Popular Account of Discoveries at Nineveh. London: John Murray.

Luke, Harry C. (1925). Mosul and its Minorities. London: Martin Hopkinson & Company.

McDowall, David (2007). A Modern History of the Kurds. New York: I.B. Tauris & Company.

van Bruinessen, Martin (2006). "A Kurdish Warlord on the Turkish-Persian Frontier in the Early Twentieth Century: Isma`il Agha Simko," in Touraj Atabaki (ed.), Iran and the First World War: Battleground of the Great Powers. London: I.B. Tauris, pp. 69-93.

 

QAJAR PERSIA AND THE PERSIAN CONSTITUTIONAL REVOLUTION

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