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The Great Game of Genocide : Imperialism, Nationalism, and the Destruction of the Ottoman Armenians
Donald Bloxham
0199273561
June 30, 2005
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Book Description
The Great Game of Genocide addresses the origins, development and aftermath of the Armenian genocide in a wide-ranging reappraisal based on primary and secondary sources from all the major parties involved. Rejecting the determinism of many influential studies, and discarding polemics on all
sides, it founds its interpretation of the genocide in the interaction between the Ottoman empire in its decades of terminal decline, the self-interested policies of the European imperial powers, and the agenda of some Armenian nationalists in and beyond Ottoman territory. Particular attention is
paid to the international context of the process of ethnic polarization that culminated in the massive destruction of 1912-23, and especially the obliteration of the Armenian community in 1915-16.

The opening chapters of the...


Black Dog of Fate: A Memoir
Peter Balakian
0767902548
May 1998
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Book Review
The author of four volumes of verse, Peter Balakian writes with the precision of a poet and the lyricism of a privileged suburban child in 1950s New Jersey. He is shadowed by his relatives' carefully guarded memories of past trauma: the brutal Turkish extermination in 1915 of more than a million Armenians, including most of his maternal grandmother's family. Balakian seamlessly interweaves personal and historical material to depict one young man's reclamation of his heritage and to scathingly indict the political forces that conspired to sweep under the rug the 20th century's first genocide.

From School Library Journal
A poetic reminiscence of growing up in the '60s takes a sharp turn as the author discovers and explores his family's painful memories of the Armenian genocide in...


Looking Toward Ararat
Ronald Grigor Suny
0253207738
May 1993
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From Library Journal
Suny, an established historian of this region and its peoples, examines the development and nature of Armenian identity and nationality in a series of essays written over the past several decades. From the study of nationalism and socialism among the Armenians in Russia over the past two centuries, Suny moves toward concepts of modernization, statehood, and culture under the Soviets and following the demise of the USSR. Through the discipline of the historical method and theory, the author seeks to stretch beyond the focus upon Armenians as an endangered people, a perspective expounded by the many works on the Turkish massacre of Armenians during World War I. Suny succeeds in this endeavor and offers the student and researcher a fine collection of scholarly articles for larger library collections and those...


My Brother's Road : An American's Fateful Journey to Armenia
Markar Melkonian
1850436355
March 16, 2005
Hardcover
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Review
"Monte Melkonian's death left us with a riddle. How could a boy from California's heartland become a terrorist in the eyes of the FBI and a saint in the soul of a faraway nation? Who better to take up that riddle than his older brother, Markar? From the fruit fields of the San Joaquin Valley to the killing fields of the Caucasus, he brings home an unforgettable memoir."--Mark Arax, author of In My Father's Name, Staff Writer for the Los Angeles Times

"An astonishing book...Melkonian's adventures read like a modern odyssey. 'My Brother's Road' gives a little meaning to a life of political extremism. It sweeps aside the polarised views of this complicated figure, presenting him neither as complete hero nor complete villain. In the end we are left simply with a man who found it impossible to live impassively...


Armenia
Martin Hintz
0516242571
September 2004
Library Binding
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The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America's Response
Peter Balakian
0060558709
October 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Now faded from memory in the shadow of the Holocaust, the Turkish slaughter of more than a million Armenians in 1915-1916 was a virtual template for the 20th-century horrors that followed, and much of what Balakian describes so powerfully is now chillingly familiar: inhuman brutality; mass deportations of helpless civilians (often in overcrowded railroad boxcars); headlines screaming of "systematic race extermination"; activists and intellectuals calling for intervention; and, most devastatingly, the lack of political will in the West to intervene to stop the slaughter. Balakian exposes the roots of the genocide in the "total war" atmosphere of WWI, which combusted with the pan-Turkish nationalism of the Young Turk government, inflamed Muslim rage against "infidel" Armenian Christians, and a long-simmering...


Black Garden: Armenia and Azerbaijan through Peace and War
Thomas De Waal
0814719457
November 30, 2004
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Book Description
"Brilliant."—Time "This book is a major milestone in the Western scholarship on Karabakh."—Armenian Freedom Network "Some of the most illuminating - and alarming - reading in de Waal's book includes the battle of historians and writers on both sides. They fire polemical missiles at each other through bscure history and literary journals, denigrating and, in some cases, obliterating the history and identity of the other side."—Eurasianet "Only rarely does a university press publish such a gripping, poignant book as this. . . . This is an impressive work of careful scholarship and vivid writing."—Choice "Admirable, rigorous. De Waal [is] a wise and patient reporter."
The New York Review Black Garden is the definitive study of how Armenia and...


Armenia
Arra S. Avakian
091691920X
Dec 1998
Hardcover
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Eastern Armenian-English/English-Eastern Armenian Dictionary and Phrasebook
Nicholas Awde
078181006X
September 2003
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Armenia : A Historical Atlas
Robert H. Hewsen
0226332284

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Book Description
From its conversion to Christianity to the Genocide during World War I, from the Soviet occupation to its recent independence, Armenia has seen a long and often turbulent history. In the magnificent Armenia: A Historical Atlas, Robert H. Hewsen traces Armenia's rich past from ancient times to the present day through more than two hundred full-color maps packed with information about physical geography, demography, and sociopolitical, religious, cultural, and linguistic history.

Hewsen has divided the maps into five sections, each of which begins with a chronology of important dates and a historical introduction to the period. Specialized maps include Ptolemy's second-century map of Armenia, as well as maps of Roman, Cilician, Ottoman, tsarist, and Soviet Armenia. Other maps show the Persian khanate of...


Armenia
Sakina Dhilawala
0761406832
March 1997
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Gr 7-10--All three titles present information on geography, history, government, lifestyle, festivals, and other social and cultural topics. The rigidity of the series format seems to limit the authors of Armenia and Ukraine, which tend to read like reference books. However, Kagda manages to tell an interesting story in Lithuania, by writing gracefully and eschewing the use of too much detail, a fault that often makes the other two volumes too dry. In fact, parts of Armenia may overwhelm some readers who are not already familiar with the country's history and religion. Ukraine has many serious misstatements, instances of incorrect punctuation, and odd choices of vocabulary. There is even a chart purporting to show the Ukrainian alphabet, but has nonsensical symbols instead. All three volumes have very good...


Historical Dictionary of Armenia (Historical Dictionaries of Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East)
Rouben Paul Adalian
0810843374
January 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
This Dictionary paints a compelling portrait of Armenia and its people. While other works on Armenian history require multiple volumes, this resource captures a vast amount of history in just one. By broadly covering the early history and focusing on more recent events, the author provides readers a way to unravel many of the complexities that arise in the study of this intricate country and its, sometimes confusing, history.


History of Armenia
Hovhannes
0891309535
January 1987
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Armenian --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


The Armenian People From Ancient to Modern Times : Vol. I: The Dynastic Periods: From Antiquity to the Fourteenth Century
Richard G. Hovannisian (Editor)
1403964211
January 17, 2004
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Book Description
Edited by the leading history of the Republic of Armenia, this is the definitive history of an extraordinary country--from its earliest foundations through the Crusades, the resistance to Ottoman and Tsarist rule, the collapse of the independent state, its brief reemergence after World War I, its subjugation by the Bolsheviks, and the establishment of the new Republic in 1991. Written by the foremost experts on each period in Armenia's history, these volumes are a major contribution to understanding the complexities of Transcaucasia.


Survivors: An Oral History of the Armenian Genocide
Donald Eugene Miller
0520219562
February 1999
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From Publishers Weekly
Combining a compelling oral history with a trenchant analysis of the first major genocide of the 20th century, this moving study focuses on the Turkish murder of more than one million Armenians between 1915 and 1923 in a systematic campaign of mass deportations, slaughter, forced labor and starvation. The Millers, a husband-and-wife team--he is a sociologist of religion at the University of Southern California, she is the daughter of survivors of the genocide--present formidable documentary evidence that this holocaust was the result of an ultranationalist Turkish government's deliberate plan to exterminate the Armenians (still denied by Turkish officials). Their interviews with 100 survivors of the genocide are organized to illustrate specific themes such as the imprisonment and torture of Armenian leaders, life...


Vergeen: A Survivor of the Armenian Genocide
Mae Derdarian
1888156023

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The Rise of Western Christendom: Triumph and Diversity A.D. 200-1000 (The Making of Europe Series)
Peter Brown
0631221387
December 2002
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
This book offers a vivid, compelling history of the first thousand years of Christianity. Ranging across the Christian world from China to Iceland, the narrative illustrates the diversity of Christian beliefs and practices. It also places the rise of Christianity in the context of other religious traditions, especially Islam. The author draws penetrating portraits of individuals and communities, from St Patrick and the Irish church to the Christian communities of Armenia and Mesopotamia.For the second edition, the book has been thoroughly rewritten and expanded. It includes two new chapters, on monasticism and Irish Christianity. The author has also added an extensive preface in which he reflects on the scholarly traditions that have influenced his work and explains his current thinking about the book's themes. The new...


Days of Tragedy in Armenia: Personal Experiences in Harpoot, 1915-1917 (Armenian Genocide Documentation Series, 1)
Henry H. Riggs, Ara Sarafian (Editor)
1884630014
June 1997
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Book Description
The American missionary Henry Riggs wrote a vivid account of the Armenian Genocide in Kharpert (Harpoot). Completed in 1918, Rev. Riggs's memoir, "Days of Tragedy in Armenia: Personal Experiences in Harpoot, 1915-1917," has now been published by the Gomidas Institute. "'Days of Tragedy in Armenia' is probably the most detailed local history of the Armenian Genocide written in the English language," said the historian Ara Sarafian, who wrote the introduction to the volume. Rev. Riggs's narrative is the first in the Gomidas Institute's Armenian Genocide Documentation Series, of which Sarafian is general editor. "This is the story of an engaged observer," Sarafian added. "Rev. Riggs was born in the Ottoman Empire. He spoke Turkish, Armenian, and English. His narrative is based on his personal observations and his...


History of the Armenian Genocide: Ethnic Conflict from the Balkans to Anatolia to the Caucasus
Vahakn N. Dadrian
1571816666
September 2003
Paperback
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CHOICE
Dadrians study is a highly detailed yet accessible account of the attempt of the Ottoman Turkish state to deal effectively with its Armenian question, under both the Abul Hamit and the later young Turk Ittihadist regime, through the mass murder of this nationality group. The book is richly documented by an abundance of primary source materials. Particularly telling are commentaries by representatives of foreign governments during the period under consideration that attest to these killings and the reasons behind them. Dadrians main conclusion is that these series of massacres, cumulating in the 1915 genocide were a resolution of the Turko-Armenian conflict based on a sense of impunity on the part of the respective Turkish regimes. The policy was a direct result of the absence of effective deterrence form the European powers that...


A Concise History of the Armenian People: From Ancient Times to the Present
George A. Bournoutian
1568591411
July 2002
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Decline of Eastern Christianity: From Jihad to Dhimmitude
Bat Yeor
0838636888
August 1996
Paperback
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The State of Law in the South Caucasus (Euro-Asian Studies)
Christopher P.M. Waters (Editor)
1403936560
December 2, 2005
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Book Description
This book evaluates the strength of the rule of law in the South Caucasus, a volatile and strategically important region of the former Soviet Union. Contributors--all of whom who have lived and worked in Armenia, Azerbaijan or Georgia--tackle this question from the perspectives of both law and politics. A wide range of specific issues are addressed, including corruption in the justice system, forced migration, telecommunications and environmental protection.

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