This volume is the result of a conference held on the UCI campus in April of 2015. The purpose of this international conference was to explore various aspects of Armenian identity from the remote past to the present. Some of the papers that appear in this collection stay true to their original presentations w hile others have been dramatically altered, even in subject in one case.
Table of Contents:
- Gregory E. Areshian: Historical Dynamics of the Endogenous Armenian, i.e. Hayots, Identity: Some General Observations
- Touraj Daryaee: The Fall of Urartu and the Rise of Armenia
- Ani Honarchian: Of God and Letters: A Sociolinguistic Study on the Invention of the Armenian Alphabet in Late Antiquity
- Khodadad Rezakhani: The Rebellion of Babak and the Historiography of the Southern Caucasus
- Giusto Traina: Ambigua Gens? Methodological Problems in the Ancient Armenian history
- Sebouh David Aslanian: The “Great Schism” of 1773: Venice and the Founding of the Armenian Community in Trieste
- S. Peter Cowe: The Armenian Oikoumene in the Sixteenth Century: Dark Age or Era of Transition?
- Roman Smbatyan: Some Remarks on the Identity and Historical Role of Artsakhi Meliks in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries CE
- Myrna Douzjian: Armenianness Reimagined in Atom Egoyan’s Ararat
- Shushan Karapetian: The Changing Role of Language in the Construction of Armenian Identity among the (American) Diaspora
- Rubina Peroomian: Effects of the Genocide, Second Generation Voices