The Armenians: Past and Present in the Making of National Identity


A comprehensive introduction to the historical forces and recent social and political developments that have shaped today's Armenian people. With contributions from leading Armenian, American and European specialists, the book focuses on identity formation, exploring how the Armenians' perceptions of themselves and their place in the world are informed by their history, culture and present-day situation. The book also covers contemporary politics, economy and society, and relates these to ongoing debates over future directions for the Armenian people, both in the homeland and in the diaspora communities.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Marina Kurkchiyan
  • Edmund Herzig
  • James R. Russell
  • Boghos Levon Zekiyan
  • Aram Arkun
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 2005


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