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About Armenica
* Who we are
* About Armenica
* Usage of Material
* Acknowledgements
* Source and Reference

Who we are

Vahagn Avedian <vahagn.avedian@armenica.org>
M.Sc. Computing Science, Uppsala University (1999)
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Lund University (2012)
Creator, Editor and Project Manager
Public Relations

Sevan Amirians <sevan.amirians@armenica.org>
Graphic, Design and Production Manager
Armenica Representative in Armenia


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About Armenica
The work with Armenica started in autumn of 1998. The prime purpose of Armenica was to provide a reliable and complete information source about Armenia and its related issues. By using the advantages of the internet we could provide the general public, schools, universities and other institutions with exhaustive information and reference to solid facts, which, unfortunately, is missing in most of the other similar sites. However, the extent of the project grew rapidly and consequently was taken over by Mediable which sponsors and develops the site.

The history of Armenia is the first stage which is been put online. It contains about 530 pages of text, more than 2100 references written by about 400 different authors, researcher, politicians and travellers (a minority of these are Armenians, while the rest represent about 20 diffenrent nationalities from 3 different continents). Our ambition is to complete the existing material with pictuers, maps and other information as much as we can. Of course we aim to update the text as new events take place, but also if new information and discoveries are put forward.

In 2009, in cooperation with the Union of Armenian Associations in Sweden, Armenica.org launched a new web site, Folkmordet1915.se, entirely dedicated to the 1915 Genocide. The purpose of the site is to present a collection of the existing reaserch information on the genocide and answer the most frequently asked questions in regard to the 1915 genocide.

Among the key issues found on Armenica.org are:

  • History of Armenia, the Armenian Highland and Asia Minor, Middle East, Caucasus and Transcaucasus in regard to the Armenian history
  • History of the four Armenian kingdoms, Artashisian, Arshakouni (Arsacid), Bagratouni and Roubinian (Cilicia) dynasties
  • History and the role of the great Armenian principalities of Mamikonian, Syuni (Siuni), Bagratouni, Kamsarakan, Artzrouni, Rshtouni and Gnouni
  • Acceptance of Christianity as state religion in 301, making Armenia the first Christian state in the world, it's consequences and impact on the history of the country and it's people; the role of the Armenian Apostolic Church in the Armenian renaissance
  • History of Armenian Cilicia and it's important role during the Crusades
  • Background of the 1915 Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Turkey during the First World War (end of the Ottoman Empire, duration of the Young Turk government and the first years of Mustafa "Ataturk" Kemal's modern Turkey, it's parallels with the holocaust and aftermath
  • Contents of the treaties of Spa, San Stefano, Berlin Congress, Brest-Litovsk, S�vres, Lausanne, Kars and Moscow
  • History of Artsakh, commonly known as Nagorno Karabagh (or Karabakh), Mountainous Karabagh and the background of the current conflict with Azerbaijan
  • Historical description of military, economical and cultural aspects of the Armenian history and their impact on the civilization and Armenian architectural influence on the Western world
  • Maps of the region illustrating the period described by the history text, including the major Armenian cities of Ani, Arzn (Erzurum), Bitlis, Erzinjan, Kars, Taron (Moush), Sasoun and Van, the cradle of the Armenian civilization (West Armenia); Erebouni (Yerevan), Joulfa (Nakhichevan), Gyumri and Stepanakert (Karabagh) in East Armenia; Kapan, Sis and Zeytoun in Cilicia; the rivers Euphrates, Tigris, Araxes (Arax) and Kur; the lakes Van and Sevan; and Mount Ararat (where the legendary Noah's Ark has landed according to the Bible) and Mount Aragatz and Mount Sipan. We have also included maps of trade routes, among others the famous Silk Road, trade routes connecting the Far East and Middle East, empires of Persia and Arab world to the Western civilization during the Roman and Byzantine empires. Some examples of the maps can be found here.
  • History of the first Armenian Republic (1918-1920), the second Armenian Republic (Soviet Socialistic Republic) and the years under the Communist rule within Soviet Union
  • History of the Armenian independence movement, the third Armenian Republic (1991-) and a brief description of the current situation in Armenia (2004)
  • General information about Armenia: General country data; symbolic values of the Armenian flag and coat of arms
  • Biographical information about Armenians, as well as non Armenians significant for the history of Armenia, the Armenian Question and it's people
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Usage of Material
The main goal of Armenica.org is to provide the general public with easily accessed reliable facts and information about Armenia and it's related issues. Hence, the material presented on Armenica.org is free to use (with exception for material which are marked for sale purpose) as long as customary regulations for copying material are respected:

  • Material taken from Armenica.org must not be altered or modified without permission from Armenica.org
  • Reference to Armenica.org and the URL of the site must be included when material taken from Armenica.org is used or presented in any published work.
  • When ever available, reference to the origial creator/author/copyright holder of material presented on Armenica.org must be mentioned when the material in question is used.
  • When copying a text, make sure that significance of the entire text is presented in the copied segment and it does not alter the context of the article/material/content.
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Acknowledgements
We wish to express our warmest gratitude to the following persons and institutions for providing us with books pictures, material and other kind of assistance, which have made the creation of this site possible:
  • Ashot Vardanian (Video and image editing, development of maps)
  • Briony Krikorian (Editing)
  • Carolina Rediviva, Uppsala Universitetsbiblioteket (Books and maps)
  • Dikran Tavitian (Monument information)
  • Hendrik Nyman (Editing)
  • Narineh Azizian (Editing)
  • Roubik Avedian (Books and material)
  • Shahen Hovsepian (Monument information and images)
  • Sose Bazikian (Russian translations)
  • Stella H. Mikaelian (Books and material)
Special thanks to Professor Richard G. Hovannisian for allowing us to use his works.

We are constantly working on extending the information presented on Armenica.org and update the existing information with more recent discoveries and updates. We also look forward to suggestions, correction and other remarks from our visitors and do are best to meet the expressed wishes. You can contact us through this page.

Source and References
The information presented on this site is a gathering of information from a number of different sources. The major part of the facts presented in the text have their own source reference, which can be reached through the links in the text.

Below we present the main books, map books, articles, internet sites and other sources which we have used:

History books and text material:
  • Archive of Council of Europe, http://ue.eu.int
  • European Parlaiment, http://www.europarl.eu.int
  • Groong Armenian News Networks, http://groong.usc.edu
  • Hrant Pasdermadjian, Histoire de l'Arménie depuis les origines jusqu'au traité de Lausanne, Paris, 1949
  • Hrant Pasdermadjian, Histoire de l'Arménie depuis les origines jusqu'au traité de Lausanne, Translated by Mohammad Ghazi, Tehran, 1990
  • Richard G. Hovannisian, The Armenian People from Ancient to Modern Times, Vol II, Basingstoke, 1997
  • Richard G. Hovannisian, Armenia on the Road to Independence, 1918, Berkeley, 1967
  • Stephan H. Astourian, From Ter-Petrosian to Kocharian: Leadership change in Armenia, University of California, Berkeley, 2000
  • Wikipedia, Free Encyclopedia, http://www.wikipedia.org
Map books:
  • Armenian SSR Atlas, Yerevan-Moscow 1961, published by Academy of Sience of Armenian SSR
  • Armenian School and Educational Books
  • Encyclopedia of the Academy of Sience of Armenian SSR, Yerevan 1947-1987, 13 volumes
  • Rouben Galichian, "Historical Maps of Armenia", I.B. Tauris of London, 2004
  • Babken Haroutounyan, "Armenian Historical Atlas", Vol I, Yerevan, 2004
  • Robert H. Hewsen, "Armenia : A Historical Atlas", 2000, Chicago
Photographs and vidoes:
  • Hrair Hawk Khatcherian
  • Andranik Michaelian (Haghpat)
  • Ara Danielian (Haghpat)
  • Suren Manvelyan (Haghpat - Sanahin)
  • Sevan Amirians
  • Vahagn Avedian
Armenica is a project created and maintained by Mediable.

Mediable's design team has also delivered the following sites:
  • Armenian Mission to the United Nations
  • Armenian Foreign Ministry
  • Armenia Diaspora
  • National Village Development Program
  • III ArmeniaDiaspora Conference
  • Paros Choir Foundation
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