For most people of Armenian descent, both young and old, there has always been a pressing need to learn about their cultural heritage; their legacy as an ancient people with a highly advanced culture. ARMENIA: A Journey Through History answers that need. In it, Dr. Avakian presents the reader a wealth of information about the Armenian people, their history, their significant events, their important places, and individuals who did much to make the Armenian nation what it is. The information is given in well over one hundred separate stories, each one complete in itself, concise, and easy to read and understand. Illustrations accompanying many of the profiles lend extra vitality to the telling.
In ARMENIA: A Journey Through History, Dr Avakian has assembled and presented an enormous amount of information. The work is highly accessible to both young and old, and is especially useful as a reference source and textbook. The individual short stories make the learning process more palatable especially to the young. Indeed, one who did not know anything about Armenia and Armenians, having read this book, could very well be considered somewhat of an expert on the topic.
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This book is quite revealing.
It is indeed a case study.
Armenia's history takes us back to prehistoric times described in biblical literature as the Garden of Eden and Archaeologists discovered evidence it was one of the few sites of human existence.
In the third century, Armenia became the first country to adopt Christianity as its official religion. All pagan subjects were converted following upon its ruler's (Tiridates III) adoption of Christianity with full regard to the Roman Empire.
The tug or power between Russia on the one hand and the Ottomans on the other brought the establishment of the first Armenian Republic encompassing lands previously ruled by Russia in the East and the Ottomans in the West.
There was a time of relative calm.
The Armenian Holocaust is tragic.
Over one million perished between 1915-1917 during the reign of the Young Turks.
The young Turks came to power five years before WWI and abolished the Caliphate and deposed Sultan Abdul Hamid.
((Gamal Pasha is one of their officers and in Lebanon he is always referred to as `The Butcher' for the bloody record he imprinted by hanging Syrians and Lebanese nationalists.))
The treaty of Sevres on August 10, 1920 promised the protection of the burgeoning state of Armenia by League of Nations.
When the Turkish National Movement took power, the treaty of Sevre was rejected.
In 1920 Armenia and Turkey fought each other.
The Armenians were defeated and their armies surrendered all their weapons (and lands) to the Turks..
In the same year, the Russian army marched into Armenia proper and established the Soviet rule; two years later the country was incorporated into the Soviet Union.
The Church struggled in both eras, 1) Under the Turks and 2) Under the Communists.
The years of relative stability were those when one of the two competing powers broke apart.
I am Armenian 2!!