Armenia: A Historical Atlas


Maps from
Armenia: A Historical Atlas
by Robert H. Hewsen


About the book:

In this atlas, Robert H. Hewsen traces Armenia's turbulent history, from ancient times to the present day through more than two hundred and thirty full-color maps packed with information about physical geography, demography, and sociopolitical, religious, cultural, and linguistic history. Robert Hewsen's work is the first definitive historical atlas of Armenia and the first such atlas to be published for any of the former Soviet republics.

The book is divided into five sections, each of which begins with a chronology of important dates and a historical introduction to the period. Specialized maps include Ptolemy's second-century map of Armenia, as well as maps of Roman, Cilician, Ottoman, tsarist, and Soviet Armenia. Other maps show the Persian khanate of Erevan, the Caucasian campaigns of World War I, the Armenian Genocide, the Armenian monuments in Turkey and Transcaucasia, the worldwide diaspora, ground plans of selected cities, and plans of the great monastery of Echmiadzin in 1660, 1890, and 1990. The atlas concludes with maps portraying the Karabagh war and the new Armenian Republic.

"Not only has Robert Hewsen brought together and created a collection of maps of Armenia and Caucasia, but in a real sense he has also given us a new history of Armenia. The text is lively and well-written, the scholarship impeccable, and we really have nothing like it. For a small country like Armenia with a long and complex history that even involved the physical movement of the state and the people, accurate mapping is truly imperative. Hewsen's work has 'put Armenia back on the map' when others would have it eradicated from geography and memory. This atlas not only serves the history of Armenia but also of Georgia, Azerbaijan, and the North Caucasus. It has no equal in the published literature."—Ronald G. Suny, University of Chicago, author of Looking Toward Ararat: Armenia in Modern History

Images of sample maps:

5. Mt. Ararat
62. Armenia in the Fourth Century, 299-387
80. The City of Duin
91. The Bagratid Kingdoms in Armenia, 962-1064
109. The Citadel of Medieval Trebizond
119. The Barony of Kilikian Armenia, 1080-1199
151. The City of Erivan in 1827
224. The Armenian Genocide, 1915
The Distribution of the Armenian Population in Caucasia, 1914 and
The Distribution of the Armenian Population in Caucasia, 1926
The Monastery of Ejmiatsin, c. 1660 and
The Monastery of Ejmiatsin, c. 1890 and
The Monastery of Ejmiatsin, c. 1990
270.The Armenian Diaspora in the United States and Canada
277.The New Armenian Republic



Copyright notice: All illustrations are ©2001 by Robert H. Hewsen. All rights reserved. No use without permission.

Robert H. Hewsen
Armenia: A Historical Atlas
Cloth $175.00 ISBN: 978-0-226-33228-4
©2001, 11 x 17, 336 pages, 232 color maps, 3 line drawings

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