ARMENIA: A Journey Through History

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, a book by Dr. Arra S. Avakian, answers that need. In it, he presents to you 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 vignettes lend extra vitality to the telling.

Sample Pages from Book


Chapters Include:

The Land and its People - Excerpt

Historical Events and Figures

Mythology and Folklore

Christianity and the Church

Political EventsExcerpt

Language and Literature

Fine Arts

Other Contemporary Figures - Excerpt

The Author - Arra S. Avakian, Sc.D.

Dr. Avakian has, during almost all of his adult life, dedicated himself to writing, giving public lectures,

and teaching in the classroom about the nearly 3,000 years of Armenia’s cultural and political history.

He was the first Professor of Armenian Studies at California State University at Fresno. He has led

many tours of Historic Armenia and presents an annual Elderhostel program on the Armenian

Cultural Legacy.

In ARMENIA: A Journey Through History, Dr. Avakian has been able to put together 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.

Armenia: A Journey Through History

"This book is a must for every Armenian Home...and a great

resource for public, high school, college and university libraries.

It is also excellent as a supplemental textbook for Armenian

schools.  Kudos to Dr. Avakian for writing it in a way that presents

the story of the Armenians in such an accessible manner."

--Steve Adams, Fresno, California (Clovis Unified School Dist.)

ARMENIA: A Journey Through History

Written by Arra S. Avakian, Sc.D.
Poetry by Ara John Movsesian
ISBN 978-0-916919-24-5
L/C # 98-88119
338 pages
$19.95 Softcover POD Edition
The Electric Press