ARMENIAN HIGHLAND: Western Armenia and the First Armenian Republic of 1918
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ARMENIAN HIGHLAND: Western Armenia and the First Armenian Republic of 1918

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by Matthew Karanian

THE ARMENIAN HIGHLAND is unique as the first and the only single-volume historical guide to the Armenian nation in Western Armenia and in the now-overrun territories of the First Armenian Republic of 1918 (Ani and Kars).

The ARMENIAN HIGHLAND tells the history of the Armenians on their ancient homeland through a combination of photography, maps, and text.

Modern color photos depict the ancient Armenian homeland-- all the Armenian provinces of the former Ottoman Empire as well as Ani and Kars-- as it exists today. Antique images show the same scenes as they appeared one century ago, often juxtaposed with stunning effect. 

The research and photography is original and are the product of the author’s travels throughout Western Armenia from 1997 through 2018.

THE ARMENIAN HIGHLAND book includes detailed maps that show the Armenian nation as it existed until 1915. The maps are adapted from the works of the cartographer and scholar of Armenian history Prof. Robert Hewsen. The book also includes antique maps by Mardiros Kheranian, a famous cartographer whose maps are on display at Echmiadzin and at Yerevan’s National Museum.

The author’s research, stunning photography, and the maps, all combine to create a single volume resource that introduces the reader to an Armenia that has rarely been seen since 1915.

312 pages of detailed coverage, 207 color photos and maps; 42 antique and never-before published photos