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The Yerevan Province, c. 1900: A Socio-economic Description of Russian Armenia in the Last Years of Imperial Rule.

Series: Bibliotheca Iranica: The Iranian Heritage in the Caucasus and Central Asia 3
Availability: Forthcoming
Published: 2017
Page #: xii + 500
Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: 978-1568593340
bibliography, index, notes

Quick Overview

The present study is based on a number of rare sources found in the libraries of Moscow and St. Petersburg. Its purpose is to examine the changes that had occurred in the former khanates of Yerevan and Nakhichevan, some seven decades after their annexation to the Russian Empire in 1828. Although the tax structure had changed significantly from the Iranian times, the land tenure system and terminology had remained basically unchanged. Moreover, the names of the villages, for the most part, remained the same. Many of these villages received new names in the 70 years of Soviet rule. Unlike my studies of the earlier Russian surveys, the current volume, some 500 pages long, includes important data on the various officials, schools, agricultural produce, canals, etc. Students of the region will also have a chance to discover the location of the numerous mosques and churches, which were either destroyed during the First World War and its immediate aftermath, or by the Soviet regime. Finally, the study is a last look on a part of historical Armenia before it changed from a primarily agricultural society into an urban and industrial land.

author

George A. Bournoutian

George A. Bournoutian is Professor of East European and Middle Eastern Studies at Iona College, New York. He has taught Iranian history at UCLA and Armenian History at Columbia University, New York University, University of Connecticut, Tufts University, Rutgers University, Ramapo College, and Glendale Community College. He is the author of 30 books, including The Khanate of Erevan Under Qajar Rule and From Tabriz to St. Petersburg: Iran’s Mission of Apology to Russia in 1829. His translations of primary sources such as The Chronicle of Abraham of Crete; Abraham of Erevan’s History of the Wars: 1721-1738 and documents such as Armenians and Russia, A Documentary Record, 1626-1796, Russia and the Armenians of Transcaucasia, A Documentary Record, 1797-1889, and A History of Qarabagh have received laudatory reviews in TLS, BSOAS and other important publications. Professor Bournoutian is a member of the Society for Iranian Studies and a member of the Society for Armenian Studies. He is also a frequent contributor to encyclopedias, various scholarly journals, and collections. His work has been cited in major publications and he is considered a world authority on the history of the South Caucasus in the Modem Period (1400-1900). Professor Bournoutian was born in Isfahan and grew up in Iran. He received his High school diploma from the well-known Andisheh (Don Bosco) institution in Tehran. His B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. are from UCLA. He is fluent in Armenian, Persian, Russian, and Polish and has a reading command of French. His A Concise History of the Armenian People is considered the best source in English and has been translated into Spanish, Turkish, Arabic, Armenian, Russian and Japanese.

Transliteration, Place Names and Dates

Introduction

Map 1: The South Caucasus in 1900

Acknowledgments

Explanatory Notes

Map 2: The Yerevan Province in 1900

Part I: Register of Land Surveys Conducted in the Yerevan District
and Recorded at the Tiflis Appellate Court

Part II: Register of Land Surveys Conducted in the Novo-Bayazet
District and Recorded at the Tiflis Appellate Court

Bibliography

Index

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