Book published by Newmag. The cover is hard, 304 pages.
100 years ago, Armenian thought was inspired by European values. First it was socialism, now it is democracy. 100 years ago, and today, the main question remains the same: how to build relations with Russia? At the beginning of the last century, Armenians in the Ottoman, Iranian and Russian empires actively participated in future-oriented ideological discussions. The Caucasian events of 1917 showed the ideological differences of Armenian politicians and intellectuals. The role of the Caucasus was redefined. It was a part of the ancient kingdom of Armenians, therefore the territory of Armenian autonomous existence, and then also the restoration of the state. What were the expectations of the Armenian parties from the tsarist government and then from the Bolshevik government? Why did the fate of Western Armenia divide Armenians into Leninist and Plekhanovian ideological camps? Armenians' ideas about the right to self-determination 100 years ago: what has changed?
Naira Sahakyan (born in 1988) studied at YSU Faculty of Oriental Studies. In 2021, she defended her dissertation at the University of Amsterdam and received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. She is a senior researcher at the Center for Civilization and Cultural Research and the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, teaches at the Faculty of Oriental Studies of YSU and the American University of Armenia. 2022-23 visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge. The prestigious Routledge publishing house published her monograph "Muslim reformists and Bolsheviks". She is the author of more than two dozen scientific articles.