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by Stina Katchadourian




As a young woman in 1898, Theresa Huntington left her New England home and traveled to another world. For seven years she lived and worked in Harpoot (Kharpert) in the Ottoman Empire. She wrote home regularly.

Now Stina Katchadourian has discovered Theresa's old letters. And they are fascinating.

The letters give us insights into the daily lives of Ottoman Armenians. Theresa describes their holidays and celebrations, their social customs and traditions.

She writes about how people dressed and what they did in their free time. She describes in mouth-watering detail what they ate. She writes about their friendships and loves, their hopes and their fears.

In addition, Theresa gives us an insider's portrait of a missionary community and its relationship to Armenians and Turks during the reign of Sultan Abdlhamid II.

Well-written and fun to read, this volume is an excellent introduction to Armenian social history in the late Ottoman Empire.

Download Great Need over the Water : The Letters of Theresa Huntington Ziegler, Missionary to Turkey, 1898-1905 epub
ISBN: 0953519104
ISBN13: 978-0953519101
Category: Bibles
Subcategory: Ministry & Evangelism
Author: Stina Katchadourian
Language: English
Publisher: Taderon Pr; 1st , 1st Pri edition edition (January 15, 2000)
Pages: 391 pages
ePUB size: 1911 kb
FB2 size: 1996 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 668
Other Formats: lit lrf mbr lrf

Centrizius
I enjoyed the biography and manner of writing of this book.
Whitesmasher
Fantastic collection of first person narrative in the form of the delightful letters of a young American missionary, Theresa Huntington. She primarily wrot to her beloved immediate family and occasionally to the Missions Board in Massachusetts. She described seemingly mundane details of life in 1890s Ottoman Empire; a real treat. She had tremendous faith and a lot of spunk. The kind of woman I wish I could meet...or be. These missionaries were amazing! I mourn the loss of this once very popular vocation. I am a direct recipient of their hard work, these 100+ years later.