The Crossing Place: A Journey Among the Armenians
After centuries of prominence as a world power, Armenia has withstood every attempt during the 20th century to destroy it. With a name redolent both of dim antiquity and of a modern world and its tensions, the Armenians founded a civilization and underwent a diaspora that brought many of the great ideas of the East to Western Europe. Today, shrunk to a tenth of its former size and wracked by war with Azerbaijan and by earthquakes, its people still retain one of the world's most fascinating and misunderstood cultures.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - louis69 - LibraryThing
This is a wonderful book. As a result of reading it I know so much more about Armenia and the Armenia people especially in the diaspora within the Middle East. One revelation for me was finding out ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - catherinedarley - LibraryThing
Published in 1993, the book relates a journey in Middle Orient, Eastern Europe and then in collapsing USSR in the last months of its existence — that is 1991. It begins with a travel in Turkey to ... Read full review