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Russia and the Armenians of Transcaucasia,1797-1889.

A Documentary Record.

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Published: 1998
Page #: xvi + 578
Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: 1-56859-068-7
appendix, bibliography, glossary, index, notes

 
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This study focuses on only one of the ethnic groups in Transcaucasia, the Armenians. It covers the period from the end of the eighteenth century to the late nineteenth century—that is, from the removal of the Russian forces from Transcaucasia by Emperor Paul to the formation of the first Armenian political party in the region. The documents concentrate on Russia's contacts and relations with the Armenian Church leaders, the Meliks of Karabagh, and the Russian administrative divisions and demographic surveys of Transcaucasia. The Russian views of the Armenians and the Armenian perception of Russia and the Russian, as well as the role of the Armenians in the Russian conquest and the economic development of Transcaucasia is also examined.
The work makes available, for the first time, an annotated translation of published and unpublished documents collected from the Russian, Georgian, Armenian, and Iranian archives. Four hundred and fifty documents are translated (entirely or partially), and hundreds of others are analyzed in the more than a thousand notes and the commentary. The appendix, glossaries, biographical data, and special maps will enable students of Armenian, Azerbaijani, Georgian, Kurdish, Persian, Ottoman, and Russian history to have access to primary sources which are not readily available and which require the knowledge of several languages and familiarity with the political and socioeconomic history of the region.

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.

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