This collection of essays, originally presented at a conference on Armenian identity held at UC Irvine, span a period between the ancient and the present and indicate the continuing relevance of the broad and complex concept and study of identity. The chapters express different interpretations and contexts of Armenian identity and demonstrate the multiple ways of approaching it. Thus, the collection as a whole is also a reflection of historiographical developments and directions.
This collection of essays, originally presented at a conference on Armenian identity held at UC Irvine, span a period between the ancient and the present and indicate the continuing relevance of the broad and complex concept and study of ...
Author: Daryaee Touraj
Publisher: Uci Jordan Center for Persian Studies
The papers collected in this volume provide invaluable insights into the results of different interactions between “Romans” and Others. Articles dealing with cultural changes within and outside the borders of Roman Empire highlight the idea that those very changes had different results and outcomes depending on various social, political, economic, geographical and chronological factors. Most of the contributions here focus on the issues of what it means to be Roman in different contexts, and show that the concept and idea of Roman-ness were different for the various populations that interacted with Romans through several means of communication, including political alliances, wars, trade, and diplomacy. The volume also covers a huge geographical area, from Britain, across Europe to the Near East and the Caucasus, but also provides information on the Roman Empire through eyes of foreigners, such as the ancient Chinese.
Her publications include New format of the relations between Greater Armenia
and Rome (A remark about the Artaxata treaty) (2009; ... Her recent research
includes several articles on the construction of Roman identity in the imperial
epic. ... in Armenian), Historical Thought in Ancient Armenia: Myth, Rationalism,
Historiography, (1991, in Russian), Plotinus, De ratione: Translation, comments,
Author: Vladimir D. Mihajlović
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Category: Social Science
World War I was a watershed, a defining moment, in Armenian history. Its effects were unprecedented in that it resulted in what no other war, invasion, or occupation had achieved in three thousand years of identifiable Armenian existence. This calamity was the physical elimination of the Armenian people and most of the evidence of their ever having lived on the great Armenian Plateau, to which the perpetrator side soon gave the new name of Eastern Anatolia. The bearers of an impressive martial and cultural history, the Armenians had also known repeated trials and tribulations, waves of massacre, captivity, and exile, but even in the darkest of times there had always been enough remaining to revive, rebuild, and go forward. This third volume in a series edited by Richard Hovannisian, the dean of Armenian historians, provides a unique fusion of the history, philosophy, literature, art, music, and educational aspects of the Armenian experience. It further provides a rich storehouse of information on comparative dimensions of the Armenian genocide in relation to the Assyrian, Greek and Jewish situations, and beyond that, paradoxes in American and French policy responses to the Armenian genocides. The volume concludes with a trio of essays concerning fundamental questions of historiography and politics that either make possible or can inhibit reconciliation of ancient truths and righting ancient wrongs.
This third volume in a series edited by Richard Hovannisian, the dean of Armenian historians, provides a unique fusion of the history, philosophy, literature, art, music, and educational aspects of the Armenian experience.
Author: Richard G. Hovannisian
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Aleppo and its Hinterland in the Ottoman Period comprises eleven essays in English and French by leading specialists of Ottoman Syria which draw on new research in Turkish, Levantine and other archival sources.
The historiographical black hole—the late fourteenth to early nineteenth century
—is a mere hiccup relegated to a few ... Second, the overwhelming attention
given to other historical questions—including philology, the Armenian kingdom,
the ... historiography (from Armenia in this instance) that seeks to generate and
maintain an essentialist Armenian identity, see ... “The Treason of the
Intellectuals: Reflections on the Uses of Revisionism and Nationalism in
Armenian Historiography”, ...
Author: Stefan Winter
Category: Social Science
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 – Gaïdz 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. This book questions an Armenian self-identity dominated by its past and instead looks towards the future. Gaïdz Minassian emphasises the need to recognise that the Armenian story began well before the Genocide 1915, and continues as an on-going modern narrative.
Thus, the core reflection on the real nature of the Armenian problem regains its
place, replacing the national and ... without offering an overview of historiography
as a boundary-marker of Armenian identity – the sixth and final element in
attempting to understand the Armenian Question. ... The second transformation is
based on the relationship between history, religion and martyrology, thanks to
work on ...
Author: Gaïdz Minassian
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Political Science
This book rethinks the Armenian people as significant actors in the context of Mediterranean and global history. Spanning a millennium of cross-cultural interaction and exchange across the Mediterranean world, essays move between connected histories, frontier studies, comparative literature, and discussions of trauma, memory, diaspora, and visual culture. Contributors dismantle narrow, national ways of understanding Armenian literature; propose new frameworks for mapping the post-Ottoman Mediterranean world; and navigate the challenges of writing national history in a globalized age. A century after the Armenian genocide, this book reimagines the borders of the “Armenian,” pointing to a fresh vision for the field of Armenian studies that is omnivorously comparative, deeply interconnected, and rich with possibility.
general surveys of Armenian history, or in edited collections. ... by presenting
itself as a scholarly engagement in writing national history or a critical history of
the formation of Armenian national identity. ... question is perhaps obvious, and it
is certainly not a question that I seek to resolve given the scope of my reflections
here. However, we must at least begin by posing the question and exploring its
implications on the work that we produce as Armenian Studies scholars and
Author: Kathryn Babayan
"This book intends to discuss the old and the new constituents of Armenian identity, such as language, religion or shared history in broader Transcaucasian and former Soviet Union context. It focuses on the shaping of the paradigms of Armenian identity and the transformation of its key symbols in the late 1980s and post-communist period. The 16 chapters and 67 subchapters of the book are composed to present respectively the main and the forking paths of different ages and of different lengths that eventually form the park/garden of the Armenian identity."--BOOK JACKET.
A Conference Held at the History Branch of the Academy of Sciences of the
USSR . ” Lraber hasarakakan ... The Treason of the Intellectuals » : Reflections
on the Uses of Revisionism and Nationalism in Armenian Historiography . ”
Author: Levon Abrahamian
Publisher: Mazda Pub
70 ) . Historiography has been politicized for the purposes of artificially shaping
official views of national identity both in the Soviet and post - Soviet periods .
However , the interpretations differ , as a reflection of the changed goals .
Author: Donald Victor Schwartz
Publisher: University of Toronto, Centre for Russian and East European Studies
Despite changes in sovereignty and in religious thought, certain aspects of Iranian culture and identity have persisted since antiquity. Drawing on an exploration of history, religion and literature to define Iranian cultural identity and link the Persian past with more recent cultural and political phenomena, this book examines the history of Iran from its ancient roots to the Islamic period, paying particular attention to pre-Islamic Persian religions and their influence upon later Muslim practices and precepts in Iran. Accessible English translations of the pre-Islamic Andarz (Advice) literature and of the Adab (Counsel) genre of the Islamic era illustrate the convergence of religion and literature in Iranian culture and how the explicitly religious Adab texts were very much influenced and shaped by the Andarz sources. Within the context of this historical material, and in particular the pre-Islamic religious material, the author highlights its literary and ethical implications on post-Islamic Iranian identity. Exploring the link between a consistent pre-Islamic Iranian identity and a unique post-Islamic one, this book will be of interest to students of Iranian Studies, Middle Eastern studies and Religious Studies, as well as anyone wishing to learn more about Persian history and culture.
Although it is often said that history is written by the victors, the ancient history of
Iran was largely recorded by others, even ... Among the peoples who shaped
Iranian historiography were Babylonians, Assyrians, Jews, Greeks, Chinese,
Romans, Armenians, Arabs and ... This study focuses on the relationship
between Andarz and Adab as one of the many reflections of the continuity of
Author: Fereshteh Davaran
Original Scholarly Monograph
Cultural Otherness and Beyond : From Discourses of Cultural Identity and “ Clash
of Civilizations ” to a Transnational Aesthetics ... cultural identity as well as literary
representations that debunk cultural stereotypes of what is typically “ Oriental ”
and a ... The texts that will be touched upon will include various contributions of
German historians to the discussion of a future ... Senocak ' s criticism of both
Turkey and Europe and of Turkey ' s treatment of its Kurdish minority and the
Author: Ursula E. Beitter
Publisher: Peter Lang
The News From Members keynote presentation at that Conference included the
essay “ The Armenians and Lebanon ... A History of Armeto diplomatic posts
ranging from West Berlin , Budapest , nians in Canada ( McGill - Queen ' s
University ... treat - entirely published in Horizon weekly newspaper ( February
ment by artists , historians and intellectuals of every kind ... and he published her
study “ Retaining Ethnic Identity : The Armewas the keynote speaker , “ Reflection
on Armenian ...
Category: Armenia (Republic)
Armenian-Turkish Polarization and the Ideology of Modern Ottoman
Historiography Stephan Astourian ... Astourian , Stephan H . " Genocidal Process
: Reflections on the Armeno - Turkish Polarization . " In The ... Journal of the
Society for Amenian Studies 5 ( Summer 1992 ) : 211 - 15 . hal Identity an and
Azerbaijan History ...
Author: Stephan Astourian
Turkey has gone through significant transformations over the last century—from the Ottoman Empire and Young Turk era to the Republic of today—but throughout it has demonstrated troubling continuities in its encouragement and deployment of mass violence. In particular, the construction of a Muslim-Turkish identity has been achieved in part by designating “internal enemies” at whom public hatred can be directed. This volume provides a wide range of case studies and historiographical reflections on the alarming recurrence of such violence in Turkish history, as atrocities against varied ethnic-religious groups from the nineteenth century to today have propelled the nation’s very sense of itself.
This volume provides a wide range of case studies and historiographical reflections on the alarming recurrence of such violence in Turkish history, as atrocities against varied ethnic-religious groups from the nineteenth century to today ...
Author: Stephan Astourian
Publisher: Berghahn Books
This volume presents the results of the Leiden project on the identity formation of the Syrian Orthodox Christians, which developed from a religious association into an ethnic community. A number of specialists react to the findings and discuss the cases of the East Syrians, Armenians, Copts, and Ethiopians.
This volume presents the results of the Leiden project on the identity formation of the Syrian Orthodox Christians, which developed from a religious association into an ethnic community.
Author: R. B. ter Haar Romeny
The collapse of an empire can result in the division of families and the redrawing of geographical boundaries. New leaders promise the return of people and territories that may have been lost in the past, often advocating aggressive foreign policies that can result in costly and devastating wars. The final years of the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires, the end of European colonization in Africa and Asia, and the demise of the Soviet Union were all accompanied by war and atrocity. These efforts to reunite lost kin are known as irredentism—territorial claims based on shared ethnic ties made by one state to a minority population residing within another state. For Kin or Country explores this phenomenon, investigating why the collapse of communism prompted more violence in some instances and less violence in others. Despite the tremendous political and economic difficulties facing all former communist states during their transition to a market democracy, only Armenia, Croatia, and Serbia tried to upset existing boundaries. Hungary, Romania, and Russia practiced much more restraint. The authors examine various explanations for the causes of irredentism and for the pursuit of less antagonistic policies, including the efforts by Western Europe to tame Eastern Europe. Ultimately, the authors find that internal forces drive irredentist policy even at the risk of a country's self-destruction and that xenophobia may have actually worked to stabilize many postcommunist states in Eastern Europe. Events in Russia and Eastern Europe in 2014 have again brought irredentism into the headlines. In a new Introduction, the authors address some of the events and dynamics that have developed since the original version of the book was published. By focusing on how nationalist identity interact with the interests of politicians, For Kin or Country explains why some states engage in aggressive irredentism and when others forgo those opportunities that is as relevant to Russia and Ukraine in 2014 as it was for Serbia, Croatia, and Armenia in the 1990s.
“Identity as a Variable.” American Political ... Imagined Communities: Reflections
on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. London: Verso. ... “In Search of Their
Forefathers: National Identity and the Historiography and Politics of Armenian
and Azerbaijani Ethnogeneses.” In Nationalism and History: The Politics of
Nation Building in Post-Soviet Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, ed. Doland
Schwartz and ...
Author: Stephen M. Saideman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Political Science
This collection of ten essays focuses on the way major schools and individuals have narrated histories of the Middle East. The distinguished contributors explore the historiography of economic and intellectual history, nationalism, fundamentalism, colonialism, the media, slavery, and gender. In doing so, they engage with some of the most controversial issues of the twentieth century. Middle Eastern studies today cover a rich and varied terrain, yet the study of the profession itself has been relatively neglected. There is, however, an ever-present need to examine what the research has chosen to include and exclude and to become more consciously aware of shifts in research approaches and methods. This collection illuminates the evolving state of the art and suggests new directions for further research.
Only within the current postnationalist era has a more critical and self-reflective
reading of Turkish historiography, which places the ... of Turkish history but that,
indirectly, illuminate and contextualize the Armenian deaths and massacres of
1915 within Turkish history ... Liberal Turkish intellectuals have taken on the task
of critical self-reflection about what comprises and ought to comprise Turkish
Author: Israel Gershoni
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ŞENLEN , Sıla , “ Richard Knolles ' The Generall Historie of the Turkes As a
Reflection of Christian Historiography ” ... ve Ermeni Kaynaklarına Göre ) ” , “
Great Armenia Myth and Armenian Identity Acording to Theirs and Russian
Historians ” ...
Against majority opinion within his profession, Donald Bloxham argues that it is legitimate, often unavoidable, and frequently important for historians to make value judgements about the past. History and Morality draws on a wide range of historical examples, and its author's insights as a practicing historian. Examining concepts like impartiality, neutrality, contextualisation, and the use and abuse of the idea of the past as a foreign country, Bloxham's book investigates how far tacit moral judgements infuse works of history, and how strange those histories would look if the judgements were removed. The author argues that rather than trying to eradicate all judgemental elements from their work, historians need to think more consistently about how, and with what justification, they make the judgements that they do. The importance of all this lies not just in the responsibilities that historians bear towards the past - responsibilities to take historical actors on those actors' own terms and to portray the impact of those actors' deeds - but also in the role of history as a source of identity, pride, and shame in the present. The account of moral thought in History and Morality has ramifications far beyond the activities of vocational historians.
History and Morality draws on a wide range of historical examples, and its author's insights as a practicing historian.
Author: Donald Bloxham
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Modern history abstracts, 1775-1914. ... Greek Orthodox millet against attempts to
dissolve the communities of the Ottoman Empire into a single Turkish identity . ...
51A : 4871 19c - 1940's Dadrian , Vahakn N. Warrant for Genocide : Key
Elements of Turko - Armenian Conflict . ... Elite shareholding patterns in
Mameluke Egypt require further reflection and study . ... he is distinguished from
other contemporary historians by his veracity , his interest in Europe and other
areas outside of the ...
Category: History, Modern