Concise History of the Armenian People, A
From Ancient Times to the Present

Paperback
(ISBN: 1-568-59141-1)
$35.00
2006 Costa Mesa
517 pages
Size: 6" X 9"
Language(s): English

The early edition of the much praised A History of the Armenian People in 2 volumes was the first comprehensive and objective history of the Armenians from ancient times to the early 1990s in English. It was adopted as a required text and used as a basis for lectures by instructors of Armenian history. Ten thousand copies later, the dwindling supplies, continuing demand, as well as the current political importance of the region have necessitated a revised and updated edition. The book examines the history of the Armenians in relation to that of the rest of the world. Its main purpose is to familiarize Armenians and non-Armenians with a people and culture that is absent from most history courses and texts. The first part of the study discusses the origins of the Armenians, the Urartian Kingdom, Armenia and the Achaemenid, Seleucid, Parthian, Roman, Sasanid and Byzantine periods. It also examines Christinaity in Armenia and the development of an alphabet and literature. The work then continues with the history of Armenia during the Arab, Turkish and Mongol periods. A separate chapter deals with the history of Cilician Armenia and the Crusades. The second part concentrates on the Armenian communities in the Ottoman, Persian, Indian, and Russian empires (1500-1918). It also details the Armenian diaspora in Eastern and Western Europe, Africa, the Arab World, the Far East, and the Americas. The study concludes with lenghty chapters on the history of the three Armenian republics (1918-1920); (1921-1991—Soviet Armenia); and the current Armenian republic (1991-2001). The book is highly recommended for teachers of global civilizations as well as those specializing in the history of Russian, Ottoman Empire, Iran, the Caucasus, and Armenia.

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