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    1. Armenia : A Historical Atlas
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    2. Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia
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    3. Armenia: The Bradt Travel Guide
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    4. Travel Map of Armenia and Azerbaijan
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    5. The Crossing Place: A Journey
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    6. Georgia with Armenia, 2nd: The
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    7. Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia
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    8. Claws of the Crab: Georgia and
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    9. History of the Armenians (Harvard
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    10. Historic Maps of Armenia : The
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    11. A Call from Home : Armenia and
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    12. iJET Weekly Travel Intelligence(R)
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    13. Armenian Kitchen. (Middle Eastern).
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    14. Armenia: Travels & Studies
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    15. Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia
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    16. Historical Atlas of Armenia
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    17. Armenia Observed
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    18. Armenia Cultura Milenaria En La
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    19. Pope in Armenia.(Pope's trip includes
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    20. Edge of Time: Traveling in Armenia

    1. Armenia : A Historical Atlas
    by Robert H. Hewsen
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    Asin: 0226332284
    Catlog: Book (1900-05-01)
    Publisher: University of Chicago Press
    Sales Rank: 417914
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    From its conversion to Christianity to the Genocide during World War I, from the Soviet occupation to its recent independence, Armenia has seen a long and often turbulent history. In the magnificent Armenia: A Historical Atlas, Robert H. Hewsen traces Armenia's rich past from ancient times to the present day through more than two hundred full-color maps packed with information about physical geography, demography, and sociopolitical, religious, cultural, and linguistic history.

    Hewsen has divided the maps 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, and an extensive bibliography compiles references to the vast historical, ethnological, and travel literature on the region.

    The first comprehensive and authoritative atlas of any of the former Soviet republics, this book does not treat Armenia in isolation, but instead sets it within the context of Caucasia as a whole, providing detailed information on neighboring regions such as Georgia and Azerbaijan. Armenia: A Historical Atlas will be an essential reference and an important teaching tool for generations to come.


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    5-0 out of 5 stars Invaluable historical atlas; couldn't be better
    This is an amazing atlas presenting in-depth covering of the long and turbulent history of Armenia. There are numerous publications on Armenian history, but they either contain plain maps, or plan text. This one not only presents an enormous number of extremely valuable and rare historical maps covering about three thousand years' history, but also presents in a very reader-friendly style unbiased historical facts associated with every single map. More than that, it presents invaluable statistical information, such as the population by regions. It also presents very intriguing architectural data. One of invaluable features of the book is the coverage of the Armenian genocide and the first republic.
    This is more than a book - it is a great treasure that anyone interested in history in general and Armenian history in particular MUST have.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An outstanding accomplishment!
    I cannot imagine a more comprehensive effort on telling -and mapping- the history of a people. This atlas is a delight to go to once and again. It contains a treasury of well-explained and well-presented historical facts on the Armenian nation, whose boundaries have suffered so many changes throughout the ages.
    The price...is steep but well justified. My only comment would be that,if you are interested in a superficial or introductory work, you are paying here for more than you need. If, however, you want to go deep, this atlas is a must. In addition to the maps, the text is very rich and I can't think of any item of information on the Armenian people that would not be covered here.

    5-0 out of 5 stars IT's BIG, I'll give it that.
    Mr. Hewson's book requires a large coffee table with sturdy legs. Well worth the price, it will fascinate all ethnicities by its girth. The painstakingly rendered maps are only part of the magic. The accompanying research of each period of the history of this Region, (which encompasses more than just the Armenian culture) incorporates many sources to deliver a volume that is at once simple enough for the novice researcher and involved enough for those already familiar with the subject matter. ... Read more


    2. Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan (Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan)
    by Tom Masters, Richard Plunkett
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    Asin: 1740591380
    Catlog: Book (2004-07-01)
    Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
    Sales Rank: 34583
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    Hike in the stunning Caucasus Mountains, bathe in the Black Sea, explore lush, church-studded hills, laze on the shores of Lake Sevan and enjoy generous local hospitality.Connect with the diverse cultures and wide-ranging landscapes of the South Caucasus in this, the only guide to cover the region.

    • UNRAVEL THE PAST - extensive coverage of the region's fascinating history and mosaic of cultures • PLAN YOUR ROUTE with the help of tempting highlights and itineraries and over 40 detailed maps • SLEEP SOUNDLY - wide-ranging listings from welcoming homestays to Soviet sanatoriums • ENJOY fine wines from Georgia and tasty Armenian cognac with our enticing food & drink sections • TALK THE TALK - impress the locals in all three languages using our expert guide ... Read more


    3. Armenia: The Bradt Travel Guide
    by Nicholas Holding
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    Asin: 1841620815
    Catlog: Book (2004-02-01)
    Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
    Sales Rank: 81424
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    This new Bradt guide will be the first English-language guide to cover the Caucasian country of Armenia in depth. Armenia was the world's first nation to adopt Christianity as the official state religion (in 301 A.D.), resulting in an astonishingly well-preserved legacy of monastic buildings, often set in magnificent locations--such as clinging to the side of steep gorges. Other historic attractions include Bronze Age standing stones, believed to have been used for astronomical observations and medieval castles. These are just some of the wonders of acountry which for much of the last 2,000 years has been ruled by outsiders, with Persians, Ottomans, Arabs, and Russians all having left their imprint. Armenia is more than an add-on country for visitors to Georgia or Azerbaijan. Author Nicholas Holding shows that Armenia is a destination worth visiting in its own right. His guide has thorough coverage of accommodations, eating out, and sightseeing in the capital, including half-day and full-day excursions from Yerevan, visits to the enclave of Nagorno Karabagh, plus both an introduction to the natural history and an in-depth section on the history of Armenia.
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    3-0 out of 5 stars good effort
    I agree with the other reviewer - it's a good effort and fairly well written. My main issues with this book are 1) that the photographs are incredibly bleak. If I had not visited Armenia last year, I definitely would not have based on the pictures. 2) The Nagorno Karabagh section was very light. It basically seemed like an after thought that was tacked on the last minute.

    4-0 out of 5 stars excellent effort., well worth buying
    This the first guidebook by a major publisher to this wonderful country. The book has a couple of quirks but makes up for it
    with lots of detail and a real passion for the country.
    It's a huge leap forward from the 'Georgia with Armenia' book previously published by Bradt. There are maps for each marz (province) and a smattering of city maps - Yerevan, Gyumri and Ejmiatsin. My main quibbles is that the selection of restaurants in Yerevan isn't as good as it could have been, and that the author has a clear fascination for trains which may not be shared by all readers. For example, most of the space devoted to Kapan, one of the nicer regional cities, refers to the trains and carriages stranded there. Otherwise, it's well written and obviously very thoroughly researched. The only place I can see which was missed is the Amaras monastery in Karabakh. ... Read more


    4. Travel Map of Armenia and Azerbaijan
    by Roland W. Hardt
    list price: $8.95
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    Asin: 0921463030
    Catlog: Book (2000-01-01)
    Publisher: Itmb Publications Inc
    Sales Rank: 127020
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Scale 1:650,000. Printed on one side. With inset maps of regional ethnography, Baku and Yerevan cities, and Baku and surrounding region.

    Detailed map of the countries with portions of Georgia; Russian Federation.

    Legend locates cities and smaller settlements; roads from international highways to unpaved tracks. Also airports and airfields; railways; ferry routes; canals, rivers, reservoirs, and other hydrographic features; mosques and other places of worship; historic landmarks; nature reserves; mountain passes (including height and months open). ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Thank you Mr. Roland W. Hardt!
    Finally there is a map of this region!

    Granted, I've spent most of my time in Armenia, but I can only guess that the same holds true for Azerbaijan: it is nearly impossible to get detailed maps of these places.

    This map maker also took the time to write the names of the cities in the proper transliteration for their languages.

    City maps of Yerevan and Baku aren't fantastic, but you can pick up city maps easily in the city markets or tourist places.

    Elevations are noted, major roads and highways are clearly marked (this isn't AAA motor club quality, but we're getting there!)

    This map is cheap for what you get out of it. I applaud the mapmaker! ... Read more


    5. The Crossing Place: A Journey Among the Armenians (Kodansha Globe)
    by Philip Marsden
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    Asin: 1568360525
    Catlog: Book (1995-02-01)
    Publisher: Kodansha Amer Inc
    Sales Rank: 872016
    Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Quest for Ararat
    Philip Marsden clearly harbors a special interest in eastern Christian traditions, for they run like a red thread through his three travel books. In "A Far Country: Travels in Ethiopia" he visits this sole surviving Christian nation in the Horn of Africa, surrounded by Islamic countries. "The Spirit Wrestlers" explores a plethora of religious movement springing up in Russia, Ukraine and the Caucasus in the wake of the Societ Union's downfall..

    In "The Crossing Place" Marsden sets out to investigate the tragic fate of the Armenians, an ancient Christian people from the Caucasus. This mountainous region tugged in between the Black and Caspian Seas lies on the crossroads of the old Persian, Turkish and Russian realms. It is also the place were six of the world's twelve tectonic plates meet, making it one of the most earthquake-prone regions in the world. Because of this geographical position Armenia's fate is permeated with disaster, both natural and man-made. These experiences have made dislocation a continuous theme in Armenian history and provide the book with a double travel motif: not only the author is constantly on the move, but so is his subject.

    Marsden became interested in the Armenians through a chance encounter in eastern Turkey. There he stumbled on some fragmentary remains of the 1915 Armenian genocide. Intrigued by what he had found he decided to work his way back to the Armenian heartland.

    The first part of the book is situated in the Near East, where Armenia had almost ceased to exist, "pushed down one of history's side-alleys and murdered". Or so it seemed, had they not been such a resilient people. Marsden picks up the trail in the Armenian quarter of Jerusalem. He learns that the Armenians first appeared on the Anatolian plains in the sixth century BC. Eight hundred years later their king became the first ruler to accept Christianity. A first glimpse of the 'essential Armenia" is caught during a visit to a famous center for Armenian Studies, the San Lazzaro monastery in Venice (where Armenians had been resident well before the city's rise to commercial and political prominence in the 12th century). According to one of its scholars the unique Armenian script developed by Mesrop Mashtot embodies an idea that can not be explained but only expressed in one word "Ararat", the mountain that is the heart of Armenia.

    Marsden continues his quest in Lebanon -- by way of Cyprus -- and poses himself the question how such a mobile nation, consisting of merchants, pilgrims and adventurers, had been able to maintain its distinctiveness. Nowhere better to get a sense of that than in Beirut, which has just emerged from a brutal civil war. Here the Armenians had staunchly stuck to their neutrality but also maintained a basis for their commando-type liberation movements, operating with surgical precision in sixteen countries. Only by tapping into the efficient Armenian network of connections is Marsden able to move swiftly and inconspicuously through Lebanon and Syria. Taking the Baron hotel in Aleppo -- founded and still managed by an Armenian -- as a base camp for explorations into the last surviving Armenian villages of northern Syria, Marsden gives us a chilling account of the ruthlessness with which the Turks perpetrated their ethnic cleansing during the First World War.

    From Syria the author moves into Turkey. Using the ancient city of Antioch, which for seven hundred years had been largely populated by Armenians, the ruins of Ani, capital of a long-lost Armenian state, and finally Istanbul as a backdrop, Marsden gives an excellent overview of another Armenian characteristic: their genius for building. No single ethnic group in the Middle East has made so many contributions to architecture as the Armenians. They were employed by Turkish, Persian and Indian rulers alike. Marsden conjectures that they may have been instrumental to the development of Europe's Gothic style with its pointed arch.

    The second part of the book takes us to the Balkans. Since the days of the Byzantine empire, subsequent rulers of Asia Minor have used this region to exile unwanted elements. This permits Marsden to launch into one of his favorite topics: arcane religious sects. The reader is provided with a most interesting account of how the doctrine of dualism, which can be traced back to the earlier Persian religions of Manichaeism and Zoroastrianism, forms the origin of many Christian heresies. Marsden has clearly studied this issue thoroughly and makes an Armenian role in the spread of heretical beliefs to western Europe quite plausible.

    Traveling through Bulgaria and Romania, Marsden "[..] became aware that the Armenians had been a much greater presence in the Balkans than [..] first imagined." More gaps in the knowledge of this, at first so enigmatic, people are filled. He penetrates deeper into their language and learns about the extent of their trading relations. In the Middle Ages they had already reached Moorish Spain, Poland and the court of the Mongol Khan. By the 18th century Armenians were connected with the Ottoman, Safavid and Moghul courts, had established an influence with Burmese and Ethiopian monarchs, and traded in Amsterdam, Calcutta, Java and Tibet.

    Via the Crimea Marsden finally makes it to Armenia proper where the third part of the book is set. Recently wrested away from seventy years of Soviet domination the situation there is still very precarious. During visits to four famous monasteries in the country's northeast, the writer contemplates the so-called "Silver Age", Armenia's last period of brilliance during the eleventh and early twelfth centuries. Buried deep beneath this short period of fervent monastic activity lies Armenia's pre-Christian heritage. This atavistic past is just as much part of the Armenian identity as its unique Christian beliefs.

    The book closes with an account of Armenia's more recent tribulations: a devastating earthquake and the war with neighboring Azerbaijan over the region of Karabagh. Witnessing its effects first-hand, Marsden "[..] sensed that here, where the threat was greatest, the Armenian spirit was at its strongest. It was the same spirit that had driven the Armenians through the vast improbability of their history".

    "The Crossing Place" establishes Philip Marsden as a worthy successor of Colin Thubron, one of Britain's best travel writers. Not only do the two share an interest in less obvious travel destinations on the Eurasian landmass, visiting people at the fringes of so-called great cultures, but their writings have also a certain style in common; a captivating prose that unfolds the power of the English language and holds the reader's attention until the end.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent travelogue among Armenians
    ... It is really the best yet on travelling among Armenians. Mr. Marsden has a talent for juxtaposing different images through the English language and also through selecting visual adjectives in describing the Armenian character, history and the genocide. I enjoyed this book much more than Michael Arlen's which I had trouble really getting into. Mr. Marsden is honest in his reaction and description of Armenanians -- his repulsion and attraction alike. I recommend this book for anyone wishing to understand the disaspora, the genocide, the Armenian people and their tie to their land.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Subjective is a good word.
    While I truly applaud Mr. Marsden in undertaking this incredible journey and doing so much to dig so deep into a culture, I coulnd't help but be effected by some of the implications he makes in his book in relation to Turks and Turkey in general. Of course this is a document of his own PERSONAL feelings and experiences in the journey which are richly written, but... had I not known any better I would walk away from this book feeling somewhat of a hatred for Turks. What bothers me is the way he accomplishes this by playing loose and fast with facts and alluding to things without saying them directly. The books opens with him in Eastern Turkey chancing upon an abadoned Armenian village and a Turkish shephard. Marsden finds a bone and then asks the shephard about the village. The shepard barks "Ermeni", grabs the bone and throws it to his dogs. Without stating it directly he opens the book "saying" that Turks are glad the Armenians are gone, still hate them, feed their bones to their dogs, and are barbaric. Whether the bone was or was not human or even Armenian for that matter he doesn't say, nor whether or not the man was angry because he hates Armenians, is annoyed by a nosey British man interrupting his solitude, or for any number of reasons he doesn't say either. Either way his aim at the start of the book seems clear. Later he says that he meets a man in a mosque in Edirne. The man asks what he is doing in Turkey and Marsden says he tracing out the Armenians. Marsden then asks the man what he does and the man says he's a cop. Again, this is told in such a way as to imply that perhaps some kind of secret Turkish police is following him around, not that it is a chance encounter with a man in a mosque who simply answers his quesiton about what his job is. He refuses to even once refer to Istanbul by any other name than Constantinople. He offers no historical background to the genocide (although a plethora of history elsewhere) which again gives the impression of it just happening out of nowhere due to Turkish barbarity. He even states that he's glad to leave Turkey finally as it is a place "neither East nor West"; this is a very surprisingly superficial view coming from someone so well traveled and who seems to look into everything else so deeply around him: where he is not content with superficial information on Armenians and goes to great lengths to get to the bottom and truth of this information, he seems totally content with accepting and furthering completely superficial information and views in relation to Turks. I am not here to debate about the genocide and related issues nor to defend Turkey, but I do want to point out what I feel to be a "message" in the book. Due to these inbalances in the book at the end it seems to come off as too one-sided and almost irresponsible: yes he has done a wonderful job bringing to light a small, important, and beautiful culture, but at the cost of sidlining and de-humanizing another. Having been to Armenia and currently living in Turkey myself I agree with another reviewer's comment of Turks and Armenians having more in common than they might want to admit. If Marsden is truly commited to the Armenian cause then he would do good to be more aware of the effects his book might have in furthering the Turkish-Armenian rift.

    Again it's a great travel book, but be wary of it's implied politics.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent travel/history book about the Armenians
    Mardsen's book is a unique combination of present travel storytelling and history. Few books have explained the Armenian people, how they think (and why), what they have been through, and what they hope for, so well. By visiting different Armenian Diaspora groups, he gets a unique perspective from Armenians everywhere, not just Armenians from the Republic or the United States. The reader can tell that Mardsen is entranced by the Armenians and their culture and this creates an extremely interesting and good read. It is also filled with quite a few interesting and little known facts about Armenians. This is a great book for anyone interested in Armenians and their culture, past and present.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Fiction or reality?
    The main problem I had with this book was that it was a bit too subjective. I'm aware of the fact that Armenians were good warriors and in particular innovative architects, but let's not blow it up. Shiragatsi does not exist. To which degree the Armenians used their alphabet for mathematical reasons is unknown. To which extent they used math to build churches, is not proven. Other parts in the book sound too fake: all the non-Armenians are belligerent and crude while all the Armenians are nice and helpful. I know plenty of nasty Armenians... Also Turks using Armenian bones to feed their dogs sounds a bit too unbelievable. And from what I've read elsewhere, Armenian architecture in Anatolia has been recorded (by western explorers). Turks wouldn't dare blow up another church. Added to this: some Armenians changed their names around 1915, not because they were ashamed to have survived where so many had died, but because they were afraid to be treated like second-rate citizens (which many of us still feel until today, particularly in the west). One last thing: Turks and Armenians are not so different, considering that they used to be brothers. Their culture and mentality are very similar and if you don't believe me, try getting to know the Turks. ... Read more


    6. Georgia with Armenia, 2nd: The Bradt Travel Guide
    by Tim Burford
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    Asin: 184162053X
    Catlog: Book (2002-06-01)
    Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
    Sales Rank: 407938
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    7. Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan (Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan)
    by N. Wilson, D. Rowson, B. Potter, Keti Japaridze
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    Asin: 0864426801
    Catlog: Book (2000-08-01)
    Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
    Sales Rank: 530624
    Average Customer Review: 1.71 out of 5 stars
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    Whether you're trekking in the spectacular Caucasus Mountains or enjoying traditional wine-soaked hospitality, this guide offers essential inside information on a region still refreshingly free of tourist culture.

    • 40 detailed maps
    • special activities section for trekkers, climbers and skiers
    • advice on areas of conflict and other safety issues
    • tips on getting visas, crossing borders and changing money
    • language guide for Georgian, Armenian and Azeri
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    3-0 out of 5 stars A bit thin...
    This guide book follows the standard Lonely Planet format of providing not only information about the country, but a wide selection of accommodation and tips for the independent traveller. In my opinion, it does a fair job. The book, however, has to compare to other guide books on the same region. And there are a few very good ones around, e.g. Roger Rosen and the Bradt book on Georgia, which did better. I found the book rather thin. It is full of useful facts, but failed to convey the magic of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. A good guide makes people who do not know the country at all want to go there. This one doesn't. Perhaps it would be better to beef it up a little in the next edition rather than concentrate only on listing towns.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Last Lonely Planet publication I have bought
    I purchase travel guides for work and have been regular buyer of Lonely Planet publications and Discovery channel's Insight Guides for virtually all Western European countries. Recent addition to the area of responsibility forced me to start looking for a guide for Azerbaijan and this was one of the items I tested.
    As I am quite knowledgeable about this region, having read this guide I was seriously concerned about the inaccuracies in wording, translations, geographic references. Like that sloppiness was not bad enough, the authors go on to "sneak in" some political statements by putting Nagorno Karabakh under Armenia (I assume LP would not be a part of this, had they know). While this is a disputed region, neither party to the conflict believes it is apart of Armenia, so the authors are taking a bit of a political license, by doing what would be similar to listing Taiwan under United States.
    This is an eye-opener. Travel guides, by their nature, require that the reader had faith in the publisher's reputation. With this book I have a benefit of an insider knowledge...and if this is the standard, then I have permanently lost all faith...LP failed miserably... my rating is Zero. You are better off picking up a local tourist board publication at the Baku International, at least it will tell you of all the cheap hotels that have mushroomed over the last few years.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Another dent in LP's reputation
    Very poor from start to finish ! The last 10 years LP has published several very average books. I used to like LP a lot but I now prefer Rough Guide, Trailblazer or Footprint. I think LP's main mistake with this book was that they wanted to publish a guide to this region at all costs, just to fill the blank spots on their world map. How were these authors selected ? Many would do a better job. LP books used to be written by fellow travellers who knew what other travellers were looking for when travelling. Why are there e.g. so few (cheap)hotels listed ? I found an affordable place to stay in every town I visited. With a little bit of effort, the practical information would have been much better. Leave this book at home, better buy Mark Elliot's book for Azerbaijan (and Georgia) or the Bradt guide to Georgia (Burford) or consult Raffi Kojian's excellent website for Armenia.

    1-0 out of 5 stars unsuccessful attempt, needs more work, buy Elliott instead!
    This is the first guide to represent all three caucasian nations in one book. However it does not take into account the sensitivity of some of the issues among the three nations and could have been much more accurate. Nagorno Karabakh is still de jure a part of Azerbaijan and including it in armenian section contributes even more to widening the gap between the two nations. Nagorno Karabakh indeed is a very sensitive subject and i would urge the unsophisticated visitor to do some extensive research prior to making conclusions. I am not surprised to find the armenian reviewer insulting the Georgian and the Azeri one. What can you do: armenian extreme national chauvinism blinds them. Indeed, if you look at the map of caucasus and do some research you will notice that armenia has problems with each one of its neighbors except for Iran. This is the kind of discussion that LP book leads us towards and to avoid it i urge everyone interested in the region to turn to Elliot book.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Not this one!
    I normally like LP books. But for this region you should instead buy the Bradt Guide (for Georgia) or the one from Trailblazer (for Azerbaijan & Georgia). The reasons are clear from all the other reviews here! ... Read more


    8. Claws of the Crab: Georgia and Armenia in Crisis
    by Stephen Brook
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    Asin: 1856191613
    Catlog: Book (1993-09-01)
    Publisher: Trafalgar Square
    Sales Rank: 1352570
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A rare eyewitness account
    Book Review

    Brook, Stephen. Claws of the Crab: Georgia and Armenia in Crisis. Sinclair-Stevenson, 1992.

    This is another treasure of a book about the Caucasus that I unearthed from the bowels of the Wandsworth Public Library system in south London. Only one other person had borrowed it, back in September 1999 when I was working in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. Reading this book, I discovered that Stephen Brook had got there before me when all the exciting stuff was happening at the start of the nineties. Independence from the Soviet Union, the overthrow of the tyrannical president Zviad Gamsakhurdia and the battles for Nagorno Karabakh - Brook was there or thereabouts. Studiedly sympathetic to the Armenians and guardedly admiring of the Georgians, Claws of the Crab is a rare eyewitness account of many of the events that made independent Georgia and Armenia what they are today. Suffice to say that there's been remarkably little change since the book's completion in 1992. ... Read more


    9. History of the Armenians (Harvard Armenian Texts & Studies)
    by of Chorene Moses
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    Asin: 0674395719
    Catlog: Book (1978-06-01)
    Publisher: Harvard University Press
    Sales Rank: 1286469
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    10. Historic Maps of Armenia : The Cartographic Heritage
    by Rouben Galichian
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    Asin: 1860649793
    Catlog: Book (2004-07-23)
    Publisher: I.B.Tauris
    Sales Rank: 473937
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    This book, for the first time, brings together an extraordinary collection of maps from the earliest times into the modern era. It reproduces the most important representations of Armenia, from the oldest known version--a Babylonian clay tablet of the 6th Century BC--to the renderings of Greek and Alexandrian cartographers, the early Christian maps as well as versions from Ottoman and other Islamic centers. Among the identified 16th and 17th Century European maps the book includes works by Martin Waldseemuller, Sebastian Munster, Gerardus Mercator, Abraham Ortelius, and others. In assembling the cartographic treasures in this book, Rouben Galichian has obtained maps from the British Library, the British Museum, the Biblioteque National de France, Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, the Library of Congress, the University of Bologna, the John Rylands Library and other sources.
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    11. A Call from Home : Armenia and Karabagh My Journal
    by Carolann S. Najarian
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    Asin: 096649850X
    Catlog: Book (1999-01-01)
    Publisher: Arpen Press
    Sales Rank: 856941
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A story of the struggle for survival that sill goes on today
    Living in America, it is easy to miss seeing the struggle for survival that goes on in the world still today. In Armenia, each day, the basic needs of survival are the paramount issue for most, that is food and water. In A Call from Home, Dr. Najarian tells a story of courage, compassion and pure determination despite many hardships. Though set in her ancestral homeland, the story could take place many other places in the world. It is a tale of the dedication she found there while helping anchor many to the world as they helped others strive for a better tomorrow as humans do all over the globe. ... Read more


    12. iJET Weekly Travel Intelligence(R) Report - Armenia
    by iJET Travel Intelligence
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    Asin: B000060L5Y
    Catlog: Book
    Manufacturer: iJET Travel Intelligence
    Sales Rank: 3146483
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    iJET Weekly Travel Intelligence® Report - Armenia provides you detailed Travel Intelligence® that is updated weekly reflecting local conditions as of 7-15 days prior to purchase. Travel Intelligence® differs from typical destination information in that it is current, independent, unbiased knowledge focusing on potential travel concerns. Travel Intelligence® helps you to have the safest and most enjoyable trip possible.

    This report covers travel alerts in effect for Armenia as well as destination intelligence covering 10 categories: Entry/Exit, Health, Security, Transportation, Communications/Technology, Financial, Language, Environment, Culture and Legal. Whether you're on business, a spur of the minute vacation, or a family searching for the most complete information on your destination, iJET Weekly Travel intelligence® Report - Armenia will help you avoid travel pitfalls, reduce expenses and enhance the quality of your trip.

    This level of intelligence has traditionally been available only to top corporate executives and government officials. But iJET Travel Risk Management, the first intelligence organization designed specifically for the travel industry, makes it accessible to everyone. The iJET Operations Center in Annapolis, Maryland is staffed 24 hours per day / seven days per week by subject matter and regional intelligence specialists with an average of 18 years of intelligence agency experience. These analysts continuously monitor the globe for potential travel problems, determine viable solutions and update the iJET Travel Intelligence® Destination Reports to provide you the very latest information available.
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    13. Armenian Kitchen. (Middle Eastern). : An article from: Toronto Life
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    Asin: B0008G0CPO
    Catlog: Book
    Manufacturer: Toronto Life Publishing Co. Ltd.
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    This digital document is an article from Toronto Life, published by Toronto Life Publishing Co. Ltd. on January 1, 2003. The length of the article is 474 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

    Citation Details
    Title: Armenian Kitchen. (Middle Eastern).
    Publication: Toronto Life (Magazine/Journal)
    Date: January 1, 2003
    Publisher: Toronto Life Publishing Co. Ltd.
    Volume: 37Issue: 1Page: 108(1)

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    14. Armenia: Travels & Studies (2 Volume Set)
    by H. F. Lynch
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    Asin: 0866854614
    Catlog: Book (1990-10)
    Publisher: International Book Centre, Inc.
    Sales Rank: 1092194
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    15. Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia
    by Glenn E. Curtis
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    Asin: 9996317617
    Catlog: Book (1995-11)
    Publisher: Claitor's Law Books and Publishing
    Sales Rank: 3503570
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    16. Historical Atlas of Armenia
    by Garbis Armen
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    Asin: 0961793309
    Catlog: Book (1987-06-01)
    Publisher: Armenian Natl Education Committee
    Sales Rank: 3177107
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    17. Armenia Observed
    by Ara Baliozian
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    Asin: 0933706103
    Catlog: Book (1979-12-01)
    Publisher: Ararat Pr
    Sales Rank: 3093363
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    18. Armenia Cultura Milenaria En La Argentina
    by Manrique Zago
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    Asin: 9875090255
    Catlog: Book (2000-03)
    Publisher: Manrique Zago
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    19. Pope in Armenia.(Pope's trip includes condemnation of Armenian genocide by Ottoman Empire)(Brief Article) : An article from: Catholic Insight
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    Asin: B0008IECHG
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    Manufacturer: Catholic Insight
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    This digital document is an article from Catholic Insight, published by Catholic Insight on November 1, 2001. The length of the article is 1110 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

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    Title: Pope in Armenia.(Pope's trip includes condemnation of Armenian genocide by Ottoman Empire)(Brief Article)
    Publication: Catholic Insight (Magazine/Journal)
    Date: November 1, 2001
    Publisher: Catholic Insight
    Volume: 9Issue: 9Page: 20

    Article Type: Brief Article

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    20. Edge of Time: Traveling in Armenia and Karabagh
    by Matthew Karanian, Robert Kurkjian
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    Asin: 0967212014
    Catlog: Book (2001-06-30)
    Publisher: Stone Garden Productions
    Sales Rank: 1094319
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Edge of Time is the first and only travel guide to feature Armenia and Karabagh in one stand-alone volume. Quality paperback, durable binding, printed on premium quality paper, 5x8 inches. 160 pages with more than 50 color photographs, maps and charts. Detailed listings for hotels, restaurants and historic sites. How to get there, how to get around, what to bring, when to go, and all the essential information every traveler needs.

    Edge of Time also features a brief history of Armenia and Karabagh and there's also text on carpet weaving, Armenia's environment, and the ancient Armenian art forms of engraved stone crosses and illuminated manuscripts. All of this plus the beautiful photographs make this a splendid volume for armchair travelers, too. ... Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars Nonsense
    Does this book say that Karabagh is an essential part of Azerbaijan and its occupied by Armenian armed forces?

    5-0 out of 5 stars A delightful little book
    This is a delightful little book. I just couldn't put it down when I first got it! My husband and I had been quite anxious about making our first trip to Armenia and Karabagh this year, and the advice in the book really eased our minds by letting us know what to expect when we got there. Just KNOWING what to expect was such a help especially for someplace so far-off like Armenia. The advice about getting around and just getting by on a daily basis was very practical. And it's an easy read. As pertains history and facts about ancient churches and so-forth, it only skimmed the surface but we didn't really expect a scholarly treatise about religious history and architecture, so we weren't disappointed. Still, a bit more "trivia" would have been welcome. We were thrilled to see so such thorough coverage of Karabagh, but would have liked to have seen more information about Echmiadzin (the "Vatican of Armenia"!) and Gyumri. I suggest reading parts of the history book "Looking Toward Ararat," (by Suny) and another one called "Rediscovering Armenia" (authored by Kiesling), which was sort of an encyclopedia of historical monuments and quite detailed (although a bit of a mish-mash and difficult to read). We also had the Lonely Planet book which we thought was just dreadful.

    4-0 out of 5 stars worth the price
    I've been to Armenia 3 times in the past 4 years and have read every single guide that I could find. I agree with several of the reviewers that it is still the best travel guide on the market and the photos are superb. I only gave it 4 stars though because i think it could be "beefed up" in certain areas. I hope the publisher comes out with a 3rd edition some day to update Armenia's constant changes and perhaps provide a little more detail on specific regions and historic sites. however, i don't think it should become an atlas or a compendium- it is afterall a "travel guide."

    1-0 out of 5 stars Great pictures but not enough information
    I agree with the reader from India; I also purchased the book hoping to get additional information about hotels, the monasteries, detailed maps etc. The book (first edition) contained information I was already familiar with and could easily obtain on the internet. In fact I managed to read through it in about 1-2 hours. The book may be acceptable for those who have no idea or information on Armenia. However those who know a little about Armenia and want detailed information and advice, should purchase another book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Second Edition is Bigger and a little better than the First
    I already own the First Edition of this book which was published in 2001, but I bought the Second Edition which just came out so that I can have the latest version for my next trip. The biggest changes I noticed are that the Second Edition added a phrases section and a full index. There are also more pages in the new version, with some extra details on the tourist spots. I can see that the listings are updated, too, with information about new hotels and even a new airline. My biggest criticism of the new edition is that most of the photographs are the same as from the first edition. Also, a fold-out map would have been nice. Otherwise, I would say that the Second Edition for 2002 did a good job of building on the First and I am glad I bought it. ... Read more


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