The groundbreaking new book ‘Historic Armenia After 100 Years: Ani, Kars, and the Six Provinces of Western Armenia’ will be released by the Stone Garden Press on February 15, 2015, Asbarez reports.
This new book by author Matthew Karanian is the first-ever guide to cultural sites of the vast and ancient Armenian homeland that is located in today’s Turkey. The book features all six Armenian provinces of Western Armenia, as well as the Eastern Armenian region of Ani and Kars.
‘Historic Armenia’ is lavishly illustrated with 125 color photographs and maps. In many cases, historic images from 100 years ago are included. These images illustrate the once magnificent condition of some of the Armenian churches, monasteries, and towns that are now either in ruins or that were razed after 1915.
The text describes the history and culture of the Armenian monuments and artifacts that are still present in Ani and Kars, and in the six Armenian provinces of Van, Erzerum, Kharpert, Bitlis, Diyarbakir, and Sebastia. Many important smaller towns are featured, including Sasoon, Gurun, Chunkush, Palu, Zara, Mush, Erzincan, and Egin.
The book also includes essays about the hidden Armenians of Western Armenia, and includes a Foreword by the journalist and genocide scholar Khatchig Mouradian.
‘Historic Armenia’ is 176 pages and measures 8 x 10.5 inches. The book is intended both for display on coffee tables, and also for use while traveling. Karanian is also the author of the best-selling book ‘Armenia and Karabakh: The Stone Garden Travel Guide.’
‘Historic Armenia’ has a list price of $39.95 and is now available for the pre-publication price of only $35 (post paid to US addresses) now through February 15. Canadian orders are USD $55 postpaid now through February 15.