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The Resource The Armenian experience : from ancient times to independence, Gaïdz Minassian ; translated by Peter Gillespie

The Armenian experience : from ancient times to independence, Gaïdz Minassian ; translated by Peter Gillespie

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The Armenian experience : from ancient times to independence
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The Armenian experience
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from ancient times to independence
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Gaïdz Minassian ; translated by Peter Gillespie
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Armenian national identity has long been associated with what has come to be known as the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Immersing the reader in the history, culture and politics of Armenia - from its foundations as the ancient kingdom of Urartu to the modern-day Republic - Gaidz Minassian moves past the massacres embedded in the Armenian psyche to position the nation within contemporary global politics. An in-depth study of history and memory, The Armenian Experience examines the characteristics and sentiments of a national identity that spans the globe. Armenia lies in the heart of the Caucasus and once had an empire - under the rule of Tigranes the Great in the first century BC - that stretched from the Caspian to the Mediterranean seas. Beginning with an overview of Armenia's historic position at the crossroads between Rome and Persia, Minassian details invasions from antiquity to modern times by Arabs, Mongols, Ottomans, Persians and Russians right up to its Soviet experience, and drawing on Armenia's post-Soviet conflict with Azerbaijan in its attempts to reunify with the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. In 1918 the Republic of Armenia announced its independence as the first modern Armenian state since the Middle Ages. In 1920 it became the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic, thus acknowledging Armenia as an administrative entity which would form the basis for the independent state established in 1991. Now, on Armenia's 100th anniversary of its first assertion of independence in modern times, this book questions an Armenian self-identity dominated by its past and instead looks towards the future. --
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Minassian, Gaïdz
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Translated from French
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non fiction
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Gillespie, Peter
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  • Collective memory
  • Armenian question
  • Nationalism
  • Armenia
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The Armenian experience : from ancient times to independence, Gaïdz Minassian ; translated by Peter Gillespie
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • nc
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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on1041898652
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24 cm
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281 pages
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9781788312240
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1041898652
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The Armenian experience : from ancient times to independence, Gaïdz Minassian ; translated by Peter Gillespie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1041898652
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
281 pages
Isbn
9781788312240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1041898652

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