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Author Watenpaugh, Heghnar Zeitlian,
Title The missing pages : the modern life of a Medieval manuscript, from genocide to justice / Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh.
Imprint Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2019]

Author Watenpaugh, Heghnar Zeitlian,
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 massacres, 1915-1923.
Description 1 online resource (x, 402 pages,11 pages pf plates) : illustrations, maps, photographs)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references 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 world's wealthiest art institution, the J. Paul Getty Museum, found itself 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 greatest medieval Armenian artist, Toros Roslin. Protected for centuries in a remote church, the holy 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. The Missing Pages is the biography of a manuscript that is at once art, sacred object, and cultural heritage. Its tale mirrors the story of its scattered community as Armenians have struggled to redefine themselves after genocide and in the absence of a homeland. Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh follows in the manuscript's footsteps through seven centuries, from medieval Armenia to the killing fields of 1915 Anatolia, the refugee camps of Aleppo, Ellis Island, and Soviet Armenia, and ultimately to a Los Angeles courtroom. Reconstructing the path of the pages, Watenpaugh uncovers the rich tapestry of an extraordinary artwork and the people touched by it. At once a story of genocide and survival, of unimaginable loss and resilience, The Missing Pages captures the human costs of war and persuasively makes the case for a human right to art.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 28, 2020).
ISBN 9781503607644 electronic book
150360764X electronic book
9780804790444 hardcover
OCLC # 1080273139
Additional Format Print version: Watenpaugh, Heghnar Zeitlian. Missing pages. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2019 9780804790444 (DLC) 2018019453.

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