Armenia: The Survival of a Nation 2nd ed. (Garland Studies by Christopher J. Walker

By Christopher J. Walker

This contemporary heritage of Armenia lines the affects selling Armenian nationalism, and locations the historic, cultural and social matters firmly within the modern context. It assesses the influence of adjusting political attitudes, and gives short bibliographies of a hundred and twenty prime Armenian figures.

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154. 16. , p. 158; W. Monteith, Kars and Erzeroum (London, 1856), p. 128. 17. Baddeley, Russian Conquest of the Caucasus, p. 169. 18. Text in J. C. ), Diplomacy in the Near and Middle East (Princeton, 1956), vol. I, pp. 96–102. 19. Robert Curzon, Armenia … (London, 1854), p. 46. 20. , p. 49. [Page 63] 21. Dr. Humphry Sandwith, A Narrative of the Siege of Kars … (London, 1856), pp. 66–7. 22. Nalbandian, Armenian Revolutionary Movement, pp. 32–4. 23. David Marshall Lang, Armenia: Cradle of Civilisation (London, 1970), p.

It was published (also in Madras) with the date 1773, although some claim that its real date was nearer 1787. The author declared that his work was to be 'an obstacle to evil deeds arising from human self-glorification'. It is a manual for the constitution of a future Armenia, essentially democratic in spirit. Like Baghramian, Shahamirian concentrates on the concept of law, and comes to the conclusion that law should emerge from the will of the people, not from the whim of a monarch or the customs of past centuries.

Armenians have always been very profuse journalists; yet no really important Caucasian Armenian literary or political journals were published from either Yerevan or Alexandropol during the nineteenth century. Almost without exception they came from Tiflis. Russian Armenia remained overwhelmingly an agricultural land, and within that context the benefits of Russian rule soon became apparent: thus, between 1830 and 1860 rice production increased two and a half times, wheat production three times and cotton production four times.

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