“A complete and thrilling account of the terrible atrocities and wholesale murders committed in Armenia by Mohammedan fanatics including a full account of the Turkish people, their history, government, manners, customs and strange religious belief”—reads the accurate and original subtitle to this masterful account of the Ottoman Turkish Empire’s criminal rampage through Armenia during the nineteenth century.
First published in 1896, this book remains the premier source for what became known as the Armenian holocaust—an ongoing series of massacres resulting in the near-complete extermination of the Christian Armenian people at the hands of the Muslim Turks.
The author—an American missionary to Armenia—explains in detail the brutal nature of Islam, its self-professed divine right to enslave, torture and murder non-Muslims at will, and the terrible atrocities inflicted upon the Armenian people for no other reason than that they were Christians—and more intelligent and successful than the Turks.
Written before the age of political correctness, the author has no hesitation in pinpointing the true nature of Islam and its unparalleled cruelty and barbarity—and points out how the Islamification of any society will have the same effect as seen in Armenia.
“In spite of all that has been written and said on the subject, there are many who find it hard to comprehend the awful character and extent of the massacres of Turkey. They are such an anachronism, so foreign to the spirit of the age, as to seem unreal—in fact, impossible under any European Government. But it must be remembered that Turkey herself is an anachronism, and that she is not simply foreign, but hostile to the spirit of the age. This fact is continually obscured by the diplomats of Europe and America, who persist in treating Turkey as if she belonged to the family of civilized nations.”
Also includes The Mohammedan Reign of Terror in Armenia by Henry Davenport Northrop, D.D.
About the authors:
Frederick Davis Greene (1863–1962) was born in Bursa, Turkey, to American
Protestant missionary parents from Maine, USA. Being born and raised in the Levant, Frederick became acutely aware of conditions in the Ottoman Empire, and after taking up a missionary post in Armenia, wrote profusely on the cruelties Christians experienced under Turkish Muslim rule.
Henry Davenport Northrop (1836–1909) was a leading American author of educational, historical and Christian works, most famous for titles such as American History for Young Folks.
Chapter I: A Chapter of Horrors
Chapter II: General Information about Eastern Turkey
Chapter III: The Chronic Condition of Armenia and Kurdistan
Chapter IV: Ottoman Promises and Their Fulfillment
Chapter V: The Outcome of the Treaty of Berlin
Chapter VI: The Sultan and the Sublime Porte
Chapter VII: Previous Acts of the Turkish Tragedy
Chapter VIII: Islam as a Factor of the Problem
Chapter IX: Gladstone on the Armenian Massacre and on Turkish Misrule
Chapter X: Who Are the Armenians?
Chapter XI: Americans in Turkey, Their Work and Influence
Chapter XII: Armenian Village Life
Appendix A: A Bit of American Diplomacy in Turkey
Appendix B: U. S. Consulates in Eastern Turkey
Appendix C: Dr. Hamlin’s Explanation
Chapter XIII: Appalling Condition of Armenia
Chapter XIV: Mr. Gladstone on the Armenian Question
Chapter XV: The Cry from Armenia
Chapter XVI: The Shame of Christendom
Chapter XVII: An Appeal for Armenia
Chapter XVIII: The Massacre at Urfa
Chapter XIX: The Last the Worst
Chapter XX: Russia and Turkey
Chapter XXI: The Tyrant Turk and the Craven Statesmen
Chapter XXII: International Politics at Constantinople
Chapter XXIII: The Blot on the Century
Chapter XXIV: The Armenians—Who are They?
Chapter XXV: The Turkish Question in Germany
Chapter XXVI: Turkish Oppression
Chapter XXVII: Missionary Work in Turkey
Chapter XXVIII: Turkey and the Turks
Chapter XXIX: The Turkish Government
Chapter XXX: Relief for Suffering Armenia
Chapter XXXI: Cause and Extent of the Recent Atrocities
Chapter XXXII: To the Rescue
Chapter XXXIII: What One May See in Armenia
Chapter XXXIV: The Turks and their Religion
Chapter XXXV: History of Turkey and the Mohammedan Power