Visions of Ararat: Writings on Armenia

Visions of Ararat: Writings on Armenia

by Christopher J. Walker
     
 


Despite the great geographical gulf that separates them, Armenia and Europe have maintained links for many centuries--at least since the late Middle Ages when the King of Armenia traveled to London to try and reconcile the warring kingdoms of England and France. Since then, diverse travelers have written perceptively and affectionately of that far off, beautiful…  See more details below

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Despite the great geographical gulf that separates them, Armenia and Europe have maintained links for many centuries--at least since the late Middle Ages when the King of Armenia traveled to London to try and reconcile the warring kingdoms of England and France. Since then, diverse travelers have written perceptively and affectionately of that far off, beautiful land and of a people who have shown great inner tenacity in the face of a difficult history. This anthology brings together the best writing on Armenia--accounts by travel writers, early anthropologists, historians, soldiers, poets and politicians. Each section is annotated and placed in context. The result is a lively and colourful picture of a resilient and resourceful people.

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""...an engrossing survey of Armenia's history and culture.""--Times Literary Supplement

""Christopher Walker is an astute and knowledgeable historian of Armenia, who understands both the homeland and the diaspora. Walker offers a fascinating look at the meeting of Britain and the East in Armenia...""--Mesa Bulletin

""This is a history book with a difference: a story-book and travelogue in space and time. Like an archaeologist, Christopher Walker delves into political, humanitarian, anthropological and literary sources to present us with gems of writings on Armenia...This anthology of Armenia is long overdue.""--Armenian Voice

""After every Armenian has bought his copy of Visions, he should buy at least one more for his local school or library.""The Armenian Reporter

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781850438885
Publisher:
I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd
Publication date:
07/22/2005
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.52(d)

Meet the Author


Christopher J. Walker is a writer and author of Armenia: The Survival of a Nation.

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