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Journal of Armenian Studies

The Journal of Armenian Studies consists of scholarly and popular articles on Armenian history, culture, and related subjects. The Journal welcomes submissions and evaluates articles based on their merit. View the Journal of Armenian Studies catalogue here.

Volume I, Number 1: Autumn 1975

Armenian Studies and NAASR: Reminiscences and the Future
by Richard N. Frye
Armenian Emigration to the United States to 1915 (1): Leaving the Old Country
by Robert Mirak
The Armenian Interlude: The First Crusade in Cilicia and Upper Mesopotamia
by Ara Dostourian
An Overview of Armenian Linguistics
by John A. C. Greppin
Book Reviews: The Lions of Marash, Armenian Manuscripts in the Walters Art Gallery, Byzantine and Armenian Studies, Passage to Ararat

Volume II, Number 1: Spring/Summer 1985

Armenian Studies in the Next Decade: Observations and Reflections
by Hagop J. Nersoyan
A New View of Armenian Origins: The Indigenous Armenians and the Gamkrelidze-Ivanov Hypothesis
by John A. C. Greppin
Armenians in Byzantium: Some Reconsiderations
by Stephen Gero
The Bagratids in Armenia and Georgia
by David Marshall Lang
The United States and the Armenian Question, 1894-1927: An Historiographical Appraisal
by Thomas A. Bryson
The Birds of the Hrazdan Gorge in Yerevan
by Mary E. H. Greppin
Of Research, Studies, and Scholars:
Artasches Abeghian (1878-1955)
Book Reviews
: A Catalogue of Medieval Armenian Manuscripts in the United States, by Avedis K. Sanjian (reviewed by Robert W. Thomson); The Chronicle of Petros di Sarkis Gilanentz, translated by Caro O. Minasian (reviewed by Helen Sahagian); Torn Between Two Lands: Armenians in America, 1890 to World War I, by Robert Mirak (reviewed by Joan Bamberger)

Volume II, Number 2: Fall/Winter 1985-86

The Paulician Movement in Armenia
by Charles A. Vertanes
Insights into the Orbelian Principality
by John L. Gueriguian
Armenians in the Ukraine
by Yaroslav Dashkevych
Musa Dagh: The Film That Was Denied
by Edward Minasian
A Tale of Two Genocides
by Max M. Laufer
Of Research, Studies, and Scholars:
Who Was Gabriel of Melitene? by Gabriel Donner
Reflections on Armenian Philately by Thomas T. Amirian
Book Reviews: An Introduction to Classical Armenian, by Robert W. Thomson; Baraknnakan ev stugabanakan hetazotyunner, by E. B. Aghayan; An Introduction to the Study of Classical Armenian, by Robert Godel; Zeitschrift für vergleichende Sprachforschung, Vol 89/1, 1975 (all reviewed by John A. C. Greppin); Britain and the Armenian Question, 1915-1923, by Akaby Nassibian (reviewed by Ara Arthur Gelenian

Volume III, Numbers 1 & 2:
1986-1987 Identity and Assimilation
: The Armenian Experience in America

Papers Presented at the National Conference Organized and Co-Sponsored by NAASR with the cooperation of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations of Harvard University.

Preface by Oscar Handlin
Introduction by Robert Mirak
The American Perspective
by Nathan Glazer
The Armenian Perspective
by R. Hrair Dekmejian
'Worcester Is America'
by H. Martin Deranian
From Ararat to America: The Armenian Settlement of New Jersey
by Gary A. Kulhanjian
Early Armenian Settlement in Canada: An Overview
by Isabel Kaprielian
Becoming American: Peddling and the Syrian Immigrants, 1880-1914
by Alixa Naff
Family and Kinship in the Armenian-American Community
by Joan Bamberger
Church Reform in America: The Diocesan Assembly of 1923
by George B. Kooshian, Jr.
Armenian Intermarriage in the United States, 1950-1976
by Aharon G. Aharonian
The Armenian School Movement in America
by Pergouhi N. Svajian
The Forty Years of Musa Dagh: The Film That Was Denied
by Edward Minasian
Armenian Immigration to the United States from the Middle East
by Harold Takooshian
Alan Hovhaness: The Wellspring of His Music
by Sahan Arzruni
William Saroyan and the Armenian Ethnic Experience in America
by Dickran Kouymjian
Arshile Gorky's Armenian Sources
by Harry Rand

Volume IV, Numbers 1 & 2: 1992
Special Issue:
Genocide and Human Rights: Lessons from the Armenian Experience


Foreword by Roger W. Smith
Preface by Gregory H. Adamian
Introduction by Sol Gittleman: The Stereotype as Prelude to Genocide

Historical Background:
The Historical Dimensions of the Armenian Question, 1878-1923
by Richard G. Hovannisian
Sources of Alienation and Identity Crisis in Ottoman Intellectual History
by James J. Reid
The American Response to the 1895 Massacre
by Barbara J. Merguerian
Britain as World Policeman
by Christopher J. Walker

Facts of the Armenian Genocide:
The State's Crime
by Yves Ternon
Experiences and Observations
by Richard Ashton
The Massacres in Angora and Western Turkey
by Alice Odian Kasparian
Young People Caught up in a Catastrophe
by Frank A. Stone

Response to Genocide:
Armin T. Wegner, Polemicist for Armenian and Jewish Human Rights
by Sybil Milton
The Genocide and Political Violence
by Dickran Kouymjian
The Image of the Turk in Modern Armenian Literature
by Vahe Oshagan
Ambiguous Legacy: Genocide and Political Romanticism
by Gilbert Abcarian

Denial and Its Implications:
Misplaced Credulity
by Dennis R. Papazian
Historical Origins of Armenian-Turkish Enmity
by Michael M. Gunter
The Psychology of Denial
by Israel W. Charny

Genocide and Human Rights:
The Religious Element in Genocide
by Leo Kuper and Gary Remer
Transnational Defense of Minorities: The Movement for Armenian Rights (1876-1915) and the Contemporary Movement for Soviet Jewry
by Helen Fein

Prevention of Genocide:
Genocide in the Twentieth Century
George Wald
Teaching About the Armenian Genocide
by Phredd MatthewsWall
Genocide and Deterrence
by John Loftus
The Genocide Convention and the Prevention of Genocide
by William B. Proxmire

Political Implications of Genocide:
Genocide and Governmental Responsibility (Panel Discussion)
Irving Louis Horowitz, Vartan Hartunian, Israel W. Charny, Richard G. Hovannisian, Set C. Momjian
The Legacy of Genocide
by Richard L. Rubenstein

Volume V, Number 1: Winter/Spring 1990-1991

Dragons in Armenia
by James R. Russell
The Orbelian Pricipality of Siunik, II
by John L. Guerigian
Impression of Sivas (Sebastia)
by Rev. C. Henry Holbrook
Of Research, Studies, and Scholars:
Tigranes the Younger
by Clive Foss
Avedis K. Sanjian: Thirty Years of Armenian Studies
by Rouben Adalian
Book Reviews:
William Saroyan: An Armenian Trilogy, edited by Dickran Kouymjian (reviewed by Harold Aram Veeser); Survival Against All Odds: The First 100 Years of Anatolia College, by Everett and Mary Stephens (reviewed by Frank Andrews Stone); The Armenian Genocide in Perspective, edited by Richard G. Hovannisian (reviewed by Roger W. Smith); ASALA: Irrational Terror or Political Tool, by Anat Kurz and Ariel Merari (reviewed by Dennis R. Papazian)

Volume V, Number 2: Winter/Spring 1995-96

Armenia and the Origins of Astronomy
by Elma S. Parsamian
The True Meaning of Narekatsi
Armenian Village Life -- Khachatur Abovian : A Conversion to Modernity and an Experience of Resurrection
by Jean-Pierre Mahé
An Armenian Nurse in Turkish Wards: A World War I Story
by Rebecca Avedikian
The Armenian Community of the Netherlands
by Beatrice Demirdjian
Of Research, Studies, and Scholars:
In Memoriam: Avedis K. Sanjian
Mashtots Professorship of Armenian Studies
The Case of the Orlov Diamond Reopened
by Jude Galstyan
Review Essays: The Last Two Plays of William Saroyan, edited by Dickran Kouymjian (essay by Harold Aram Veeser); Implications of the Muse: The Poetry of Archie Minasian (essay by Harold Bond)
Book Reviews: The Serpent and the Bees: A KGB Chronicle, by Edward Alexander; A Crime of Vengeance: An Armenian Struggle for Justice (both reviewed by Moorad Mooradian)

Volume VI, Number 1: Winter/Spring 1998-1999 

Revelations of Darkness: Medieval Armenian Apocalyptic
by James R. Russell
A History of Taron: A Problem in Historical Accuracy
by Levon Avdoyan
Armenian Folklore
by Anne Avakian
Napoleon and the Armenians
by Jean-Pierre Mahé
Americans Tire Quickly of Ideals
by Molly E. Markarian
Of Research, Studies, and Scholars:
Early Armenian Music in Central Europe
by Eugene Kindler
Review Essays: The Numismatics of Armenian History, by Khachatur Mushegian (reviewed Levon A. Saryan); The History of the Armenian Genocide, by Vahakn N. Dadrian (reviewed by Ara Arthur Gelenian); Faith in History: Armenians Rebuilding Community, by Susan Pattie (reviewed by Joan Bamberger); A Field Guide to Birds of Armenia, by Martin S. Adamian and Daniel Klem, Jr. (reviewed by Peter Kelegian); The Survivor Memoir as a Literary Genre (essay by Marc A. Mamigonian)

Volume VI, Number 2: Winter/Spring 2000-2001 

Irreconcilable Differences? Armenian-Azerbaijani Relations in Historical Perspective
by Robert O. Krikorian
Bedros Tourian's Cruciform Poem and Its Antecedents
by James R. Russell
Hemshinli: the Forgotten Black Sea Armenians
by Bert Vaux
On the Portrait of Prince Levon and Princess Keran
by Levon Chookaszian
In the Shadow of Genocide: A Comparative Analysis of Writings by Descendents of the Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide
by Beth B. Cohen
Of Research, Studies, and Scholars:
Nietzsche and the Armenian Genocide
by Marc A. Mamigonian
Book Reviews:
The New Caucasus: Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, by Edmund Herzig (reviewed by Robert O. Krikorian); The Fresno Armenians: History of a Diaspora Community, by Berge Bulbulian; and "Like One Family": The Armenians of Syracuse, by Arpena S. Mesrobian (reviewed by Joan Bamberger); Great Need Over the Water: The Letters of Theresa Huntington Ziegler (reviewed by Barbara J. Merguerian); Not Even My Name: From a Death March in Turkey to a New Life in America, by Thea Halo (reviewed by Marc A. Mamigonian)

Volume VII, Number 1: Fall-Winter 2002-2003 

Epic in the Armeno-Persian Marchlands: The Metamorphoses of a Genre
by James R. Russell
Armenian Women: Lost in Obscurity
by Shushan Teager
Ottoman Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Research Institute: Armenian Themes and Contributions
by Van M. Aroian
The Armenian War of 450-451: Some Interpretations
by Karen Yuzbashian
Armenian Persistence: National Identity Between Myth and Reality
by Seta B. Dadoyan
From the Archives: "The Armenian at Home" and "The Story of an Escape" (from The Cambridge Magazine, March 1896)

Of Research, Studies, and Scholars:

On the Importance of Translation
by Marc A. Mamigonian
Book Reviews:
A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide, by Samantha Power (reviewed by Levon Chorbajian); Speaking with God from the Depth of the Heart: The Prayer Book of St. Gregory of Narek, Thomas Samuelian, translator (reviewed by Robert S. Ervin); From a High Place: A Life of Arshile Gorky, by Matthew Spender (reviewed by Alice A. Kelikian); Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds, by Stephen Kinzer (reviewed by Marc A. Mamigonian); Treasures from the Ark: 1700 Years of Armenian Christian Art, by Vrej Nersessian (reviewed by Christina Maranci);Armenian Folk Arts, Culture, and Identity, Levon Abrahamian and Nancy Sweezy, eds. (reviewed by James R. Russell); The Encyclopedia of Genocide, Israel Charny, ed. (reviewed by Henry Theriault)

Volume VII, Number 2: Fall 2003
Special Issue: Rethinking Armenian Studies: Past Present and Future

Papers from the October 2002 Conference co-sponsored by NAASR and Harvard University Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Editor’s Note
Marc A. Mamigonian

Gregory H. Adamian

Richard N. Frye

Arman J. Kirakossian


Part I: The Role of the University Chairs

Kevork B. Bardakjian

Lucy Der Manuelian

Richard G. Hovannisian        

Dickran Kouymjian

James R. Russell

Robert W. Thomson


Part II: The Role of Organizations, Institutions, and Research Centers

Aram Arkun

Barlow Der Mugrdechian

Gerard J. Libaridian

Dennis R. Papazian

Ruth Thomasian


Part III: Relations Between Armenian Studies in the U.S. and Armenia

Kevork B. Bardakjian

George Bournoutian

Robert H. Hewsen

Richard G. Hovannisian

Albert A. Stepanyan

Robert W. Thomson


Part IV: Integrating Armenian Studies with Other Disciplines

David Stephen Calonne

Moorad Mooradian

Michael E. Stone


Part V: The Future of Armenian Studies

S.Peter Cowe

Dickran Kouymjian

Ina Baghdiantz McCabe

Theo Maarten Van Lint

Volume VIII, Number 1: Fall-Winter 2004

Supplement to Ottoman Photographs at the J. Paul Getty
Research Institute: Armenian Themes and Contributions

by Van M. Aroian

A Further Copy of Part of a Poem by Yovhannēs Erznkac‘i
by Pakrad Bourjekian

Ardēmis: An Armenian Women’s Journal Published
in Egypt, 1902-1904

by Lerna Ekmekçioğlu

Epic as Frontier in Medieval Multi-Cultural Societies
by Rachel Goshgarian

The Commentary on the Cycle of Four Works
by Norayr Kazazian and Michael E. Stone

New Translations of Poems By Yeghishe Charentz
by David Kherdian and Garig Basmadjian

The U.S. Congress and the Contingent Influence of Diaspora Lobbies:
Lessons from U.S. Policy Toward Armenia and Azerbaijan
by David King and Miles Pomper

A Mysterious Fragment of the Urbat‘agirk‘
by Julia Nazarjian

Some Iranica in Eznik
by James R. Russell

Review Essays: 

Yair Auron, The Banality of Indifference: Zionism and the Armenian Genocide
by Ara A. Gelenian

Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos, Caucasus Chronicles: Nation Building and Diplomacy in Armenia, 1993-1994
Thomas De Waal, Black Garden: Armenia and Azerbaijan Through Peace and War
Svante Cornell, Small Nations and Great Powers: A Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict in the Caucasus

by Asbed Kotchikian

Lorne Shirinian, The Landscape of Memory: Perspectives on the Armenian Diaspora
by Marc A. Mamigonian

Gor Mkhitarian, Episode [Compact Disk]
by James R. Russell

 Vol. VIII, Number 2:

The Year of Armenian Studies: NAASR Oct. 2002, Erevan Sep. 2003, AIEA Venice/Lecce Oct. 2003
by Seta B. Dadoyan

Arshile Gorky: Master of the Phantom
by D. Aram Donabedian

Looking Back From Ararat: Soviet Armenian Cinema and the Search for Identity
by Tim Kennedy

The Armenian Orontids and Their Dynastic Symbol
by Vartan Matiossian

Two Medieval Chronologists: Gregory of Tours and Yovhann?s Drasxanakertc'i
by Paul Mirabile

On the Trail of Religious Artifacts and A Grand Old Man
by Katia M. Peltikian

Argawan: The Indo-European Memory of the Caucasus
by James R. Russell

by James Ajemian, Levon Chorbajian, Vahakn N. Dadrian, Asbed Kotchikian, Marc A. Mamigonian


Vol. IX, Nos.1-2:

Armenian-Turkish Dialogue and the Direction of Armenian Studies: Papers from the NAASR Symposium
by Marc A. Mamigonian, Gerard J. Libaridian, Rachel Goshgarian, Taner Akçam, Christina Maranci, Richard G. Hovannisian, and Kevork B. Bardakjian

The Script of the Dove: An Armenian Hetaerogram
by James R. Russell

The Armenian Way of War in the 4th-5th Centuries A.D.
by Nick Bagdasarian

The Search for Pilig and the Feasibility of an Armenian-Kurdish Accord: Pilig’s Testimony
by Sonia Ketchian

Ararat Redux: Abovian, Parrot, and the First Ascent
by Philip P. Ketchian

An Enduring Myth: The Origins of the Name “Armenia” in Colombia
by Vartan Matiossian

A Commentary on the Turkish “I Apologize” Campaign
by Marc A. Mamigonian