The presentation and signature day of the book titled “Eastern Orthodox Faithful of Arabic Language” written by five authors, which one of them is from Antioch, will be held in Arsuz within the scope of Füsun Sayek Culture and Art Activities.
The book entitled “An Ancient Community in the Shadow of Three Nationalisms: The Eastern Orthodox Faithful of Arabic Language” was publish by the Istos Publications. In the book edited by Haris Rigas, there are four articles on the Orthodox community in Antioch, which speaks Arabic as mother tongue and is religiously affiliated with the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
Along with Anna Maria Beylunioğlu , who was originally from Antioch Samandağ and taught for a few years at Istanbul University, as well as Şule Can, Zerrin Arslan, Özgür Kaymak and Polina Gioltzoglou contributed to this volume. The editorial team of the book will participate in two events in Iskenderun- Arsuz and Antioch in the coming days.
The editorial team will participate in the presentation and signing of the book during the Füsun Sayek Culture and Art Events in Arsuz, and then will attend a panel and conversation which will take place at the Arab Institute in Antakya.
The editorial team who said that they would be in Arsuz in the framework of the Füsun Sayek Events on August 11 at 16:00 for the book presentation and signing day, invited all people of the region to this event.
About “An Ancient Community in the Shadow of Three Nationalisms: The Eastern Orthodox Faithful of Arabic Language” :
The book is a collective publication on theEastern Orthodox Community of the Arabic language. This ancient community, despite the great contributions made to the Byzantine, Ottoman, Syrian and Turkish cultures, has remained as an undiscovered topic by the international scientific community. This book brings together for the first time the work of experts from various fields to illuminate the different dimensions of the past and present of this community.
In the first part, Haris Rigas examines the Eastern Orthodox faithful of Arabich language as a diaspora, the historical formation of their identity in the modern political movements and dealing in correspondence with the threat, while in the second part Sule Can and Zerrin Arslan look over the historical homeland of the community through in-depth interviews with community members in Antioch against the current reality that it faces.
While Özgür Kaymak and Anna Maria Beylunioğlu in the third chapter focuse on the membership types of the people living in Istanbul and the intensive integration process of the Greek Orthodox community, Polina Gioltzoglou presents the participant observation study she conducted in the village of Tokaçli and examines the interaction between material culture, culinary practices and belongingness. (SAT-7 TÜRK / İskenderun)