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Georgia Armenia & Azerbaijan
Richard Plunkett
1740591380
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Hike in the stunning Caucasus Mountains, bathe in the Black Sea, explore lush, church-studded hills, laze on the shores of Lake Sevan and enjoy generous local hospitality. Connect with the diverse cultures and wide-ranging landscapes of the South Caucasus in this, the only guide to cover the region. • UNRAVEL THE PAST - extensive coverage of the region's fascinating history and mosaic of cultures • PLAN YOUR ROUTE with the help of tempting highlights and itineraries and over 40 detailed maps • SLEEP SOUNDLY - wide-ranging listings from welcoming homestays to Soviet sanatoriums • ENJOY fine wines from Georgia and tasty Armenian cognac with our enticing food & drink sections • TALK THE TALK - impress the locals in all three languages using our expert guide


Armenia: The Bradt Travel Guide

1841620815


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Book Description
This new Bradt guide will be the first English-language guide to cover the Caucasian country of Armenia in depth. Armenia was the world's first nation to adopt Christianity as the official state religion (in 301 A.D.), resulting in an astonishingly well-preserved legacy of monastic buildings, often set in magnificent locations--such as clinging to the side of steep gorges. Other historic attractions include Bronze Age standing stones, believed to have been used for astronomical observations and medieval castles. These are just some of the wonders of a country which for much of the last 2,000 years has been ruled by outsiders, with Persians, Ottomans, Arabs, and Russians all having left their imprint. Armenia is more than an add-on country for visitors to Georgia or Azerbaijan. Author Nicholas Holding shows that...


Armenia
Robert H. Hewsen
0226332284
Jan 2000
Hardcover
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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...


The Cuisine of Armenia
Sonia Uvezian
0970971672
January 2004
Paperback
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The New York Times
"Handsome, well thought out, clearly written, authentic."

Mimi Sheraton, New York Magazine
"A stunning presentation of the rich and aromatic fare of that much-beleaguered country."

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Looking Toward Ararat
Ronald Grigor Suny
0253207738
May 1993
Paperback
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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...


The Great Game of Genocide : Imperialism, Nationalism, and the Destruction of the Ottoman Armenians
Donald Bloxham
0199273561
June 30, 2005
Hardcover
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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...


The Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict
Michael P. Croissant
0275962415
July 1998
Hardcover
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Review
“The book is written in a style pleasing to both historiographers and international relations area specialists alike. In a topic area often fraught with information distorted by the political sympathies of journalists and academics, Croissant is able to carefully extract the facts necessary to produce a detailed and theoretically sound account of a long term and highly complex socio-political conflict.”–Terrorism & Politcal Violence ,Vol10, #4, 1998
“Croissant's exhaustively footnoted study provides a real perspective to the conflict in the Caucasus.”–Defense & Foreign Affairs Strategic Policy
“It is a well written and well organised survey of the history of the conflict, which makes good use of the available secondary sources....[A] welcome synthesis of much of the existing...


Black Dog of Fate: A Memoir
Peter Balakian
0767902548
May 1998
Paperback
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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...


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...


Science And Technology in Armenia
Not Available
0309092787
Feb 2004
Paperback
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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...


One Fine Day
Nonny Hogrogian
1416903127
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
STORIES TO GO!When a thirsty fox steals some milk from an old farm woman, it sets off a chain reaction young readers will delight in following. Based on a favorite Armenian folktale, this briskly told cumulative story was awarded the Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished picture book of 1971.

About the Author
Nonny Hogrogian is a two-time winner of the Caldecott Medal. She was awarded the medal in 1966 for Always Room for One More and in 1972 for One Fine Day, the first book she both wrote and illustrated.She started her career as a book designer, but soon began illustrating her own books. Since winning her first Caldecott Medal she has created an imposing list of outstanding books. Among them are Apples, a wordless picture book; Paz; About Wise Men and Simpletons,...


The Armenian People from Ancient to Modern Times
Richard G. Hovannisian
0312101694
Mar 1995
Hardcover
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Review
"[This book] provides us with the most dependable general history of the Armenians written in the English language. . .a treasure trove of information and explanation." --Canadian Journal of History


Black Garden: Armenia and Azerbaijan through Peace and War
Thomas de Waal
0814719457
January 2004
Textbook Paperback
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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
Martin Hintz
0516242571
Sept 2004
Hardcover
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The Stone Garden Guide: Armenia and Karabagh
Robert Glenn Ketchum (Foreword), et al
0967212081
July 2004
Paperback
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Adventure Magazine (UK), July, 2004
Well researched and incredibly informative, this guide is a must for anyone considering a trip to the region.

Outpost Magazine (Canada) July, 2004
This is the definitive and off-the-beaten-track experience!

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Armenia
Donald E. Miller
0520234928
Sept 2003
Hardcover
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Review
"Documents the lives of Armenians in the 1980s and 1990s, when the country faced an earthquake, pogrom and war."--The Bookseller

Book Description
A remarkable view of how geopolitics affects ordinary people, this book documents, in words and pictures, the lives of Armenians in the last two decades. Based on intimate interviews with three hundred Armenians and featuring Jerry Berndt's superb photographs, it brings together firsthand testimony about the social, economic, and spiritual circumstances of Armenians during the 1980s and 1990s, when the country faced an earthquake, pogroms, and war. At times shocking and deeply emotional, Armenia: Portraits of Survival and Hope is a story of extreme suffering and hardship, a searching look at the fight for independence, and an exceptionally...


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...


The Epic Histories
Buzandaran Patmut'iwnk'
0674258657
Sept 1989
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Armenian


Gilgamesh
Joan London
0802141218
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Gilgamesh is a rich, spare, and evocative novel of encounters and escapes, of friendship and love, of loss and acceptance, a debut that marks the emergence of a world-class talent. It is 1937, and the modern world is waiting to erupt. On a farm in rural Australia, seventeen-year-old Edith lives with her mother and her sister, Frances. One afternoon two men, her English cousin Leopold and his Armenian friend Aram, arrive-taking the long way home from an archaeological dig in Iraq-to captivate Edith with tales of a world far beyond the narrow horizon of her small town of Nunderup. One such story is the epic of Gilgamesh, the ancient Mesopotamian king who traveled the world in search of eternal life. Two years later, in 1939, Edith and her young son, Jim, set off on their own journey, to Soviet Armenia, where they are...


The Contest
Nonny Hogrogian
0688840426
Oct 1976
Hardcover
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Book Description

Two robbers, Hmayag and Hrahad, meet by accident under a pomegranate tree, each having decided it was time for lunch. To their amazement, they find their bokhjahs contain identical lunches. It does not take long before they discover that they are engaged to the same girl, Ehleezah, who, of course, prepared the food for each of them.

Since neither robber is willing to give her up, they agree to hold a contest with Ehleezah as the prize. The one who proves himself the cleverer at his trade will be the winner. The resulting trials are truly a test of theives. But the outcome is not what the robbers had intended, nor does the story end as the reader might expect.

Nonny Hogrogian has used the intricate, highly decorative motifs of Oriental rugs to frame her pictures, and has placed brilliant black and white...



Adventure Armenia: Hiking and Rock Climbing
Carine Bachmann, Jeffrey Tufenkian
9993078549
October 20, 2004
Paperback
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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.


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
Paperback
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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.

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