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“Born in the Middle East and trained in the US, Libaridian (Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor) offers a unique combination of perspectives he developed as a historian of modern Armenia and as a high official in the government of the Armenian Republic, indeed as the architect of its foreign policy until 1997. Some of these 13 articles are revised versions of pieces scattered in publications not easily available; others are texts of lectures previously unpublished. Analytically astute and knit together well, they make up a real book, not a slapdash collection. The chapters on the notions of nation and fatherland, liberation movements, and the relationship between ideology and political practice will be instructive to any student of modern history and politics, even if the Armenian case provides the raw material of analysis… Libaridian offers a sober assessment of the realities of being a small country whose local entanglements have been internationalized. Summing Up: Essential. Collections supporting study of Armenia, the Transcaucasus, and the Middle East; upper-division undergraduates and above.”
—K. Tölölyan, Choice
"In a refreshingly balanced analysis, [Modern Armenia] examines Armenia and Turkey as states with clear needs and interests, and argues that pressure from the Armenian disapora has long complicated the efforts of the two neighbors to establish ties."
– Meline Toumani, The Nation
"I found Modern Armenia to be excellent. It is accurate, informative, and thought-provoking."
– Edmund Herzig, professor of Middle Eastern studies, University of Manchester and author of The New Caucasis: Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia
"Modern Armenia is a unique work in a number of ways. Most importantly, it accounts for the dynamics of change in Armenian society and political thinking in the last two centuries under the impact of internal processes and external events. And by doing so, it highlights the attempt of Armenians to participate in the making of their own future and the difficult choices they had to face."
– Dr. Gerard Chaliand, historian and political scientist, author of Nomadic Empires