Tajkahayk (The Armenian Question)

Raffi (Author)
(ISBN: 978-1-903656-63-1)
Taderon Press (Publisher) Gomidas Institute (Publisher)
2007 London
102 pages
Size: 6" x 9"
Language(s): English

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"Tajkahayk is probably one of the most foretelling Armenian political tracts of the 19th century, written on the eve of what came to be known as the Armenian Question. Raffi, a gifted political and literary commentator, could see the clash between an emerging Armenian civil rights movement and traditional elites in the Ottoman Empire. Despite the rhetoric of the Tanzimat era of reforms, Raffi identified powerful forces which opposeed social and political change, especially in the so-called Armenian provinces of the empire. An astute and critical thinker, Raffi gives us invaluable insights into the political millieu of this critical period in modern Armenian and late Ottoman history. This book is one of the most important literary commentaries on the Armenian Question in the late Ottoman Empire. This first English translation of Tajkahayk is part of a trilogy of translations from Raffi s work sponsored by the Gomidas Institute. The other two titles are The Fool and Jalaleddin. Taderon Press is sponsored by the Gomidas Institute. "

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