- Armenian Literature, History, Religion is an electronic library featuring a huge collection of documents on Armenian literature, history, religion and anything else Armenia-related. More texts are available in the Armenian and Russian sections of the library.

February 15, 2010

Essays on the History of Syunik (cover)

January 20, 2009
New additions to our collection:

Also check Amayak Abramyants’ page for three new short stories.

June 7, 2008
Turkey and the Karabakh Conflict — new book by Dr. Hayk Demoyan in the Russian section of the library. The book explores the Turkish participation in the Karabakh war as the main ally of Azerbaijan. A summary in English is also available.

May 13, 2008
Memoirs about the Karabakh movement and war (in Russian) by Victor Krivopuskov are added in the Karabakh section of the library.

May 7th , 2008
The Armenian monuments in Nakhichevan ASSR (in Armenian) by the historian and researcher Argam Ayvazyan. Illustrated with many rare photographs.

May 5th , 2008
Treatment of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire by Viscount Bryce: collection of documents and eye-witness accounts from 1915 about the genocide of Armenians and Assyrians in the Ottoman Empire.

April 13, 2008
Numerous updates in the Armenian-language section of the library.

January 7, 2007
2000 years of Armenian theater — a two volume work by art historian George Goyan in the Russian section.

January 4, 2007
We have four new authors in the Armenian and Russian sections: Kamsar Avetisyan with a collection of armenological articles; Argam Ayvazyan with an illustrated book on the historical monuments of Jugha; poet Hamo Sahyan; Sargis Ghantarjyan (fiction, memoirs).

October 22, 2006
In the Armenian Mythology section the Sasuntsi David (David of Sasoun) folk-epic with classical illustrations by Hakob Kojoyan is added.

August 11, 2006
Added three articles about the Armenian question written by Nikoghayos Adonts in 1918–20, in Armenian. In the Kids’ section Arev - collection of Armenian folk-tales, in Armenian is added.

June 30 , 2006
Added History of Taron by Hovhan Mamikonyan and a work called From the History of the Armenian Military Art by colonel S. Sargsyan in the Armenian part of the History section.

February 12, 2006
Check for updates in the Russian and Armenian sections of the library. Also please check the following announcement.

October 21, 2005: is back!
Armenian Electronic Library is back online with even more free content. But why was it offline on the first place? First our web site became the target of a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack along with number of other Armenian web sites, and then we were busy looking for a better protected web hosting provider while also struggling with number of technical and organizational issues. So what's new? Report on the American Red Cross relief expedition of 1896 to Asia Minor, which was headed by Clara Barton—the legendary founder of the American Red Cross Society is added to the Armenian Genocide section. Also added Vardananq— the famous novel by Derenik Demirchyan in the Russian section of the library. And the last but not least: after 2 years of delays the text of Call of the Plowmen by Khachik Dashtents is now complete in the Armenian section of the library.

September 20, 2005: The book about Vahan Teryan sponsored by now published
The book "How can I sing the memory of yours..." by Rafik Ghazaryan is published however due to limited number of copies it will be distributed among the libraries and literary institutions of Armenia and probably will not be for sale.

June 10, 2005: awarded with 1st category award in the "Mashtots 1600" contest
This came as a total surprise to us: was awarded by the 1st category prize in the "El. Mayreni" nomination set by the «Friends of Matenadaran» foundation in the Mashtots1600 contest for which we got $500 in cash. Understanding that it is hardly possible to distribute this money among two dozen people who had contributed to our project during the last four years we decided to give all the money for something useful. Thus we sent them to the National Library of Armenia for publishing a book devoted to 120 year jubilee of Vahan Teryan. The book by Rafik Ghazaryan named "How can I sing the memory of yours..." (in Armenian) contains the chronology of the poet's life, bibliography of works about him, also quotes about Teryan by his contemporaries.

February 27, 2005
Thanks to Tom Samuelian we are able to present in our library the English translation of St. Grigor Narekatsi's Narek (Book of Lamentations). People who enjoy reading in the old-fashioned way (I'am sure those are the majority) may order a copy of this masterpiece of Christian literature from The St. Gregory of Narek web site provides valuable information on the history of Narek and more.

Also published in full the famous book of Armenian poems translated into English by Alice Stone Blackwell. It contains poetical works of 32 Armenian authors, including Duryan, Avetik Isahakyan, Siamanto, Patkanyan, Daniel Varuzhan, Sayat Nova and many others.

Added some biographical articles by Ruth Bedevian on Khachatur Abovian, Khrimian Hayrig, Zabel Yesayan, Hovhannes Hovhannesyan, Mikael Nalbandyan, Arshak Chobanyan and Petros Duryan.

There are also updates in the Armenian and Russian sections of the library.

February 13, 2005
Almost a year ago an Armenian officer Gurgen Margaryan attending English language training course within the framework of NATO-sponsored partnership for peace program in Budapest, Hungary was axed while asleep by an Azerbaijani fellow student. The trial of the murderer is still not over and is constantly being postponed. International media did very little to publicize what happened in Budapest. Because of that the web site has been launched to provide more information on the case both for journalists and general public.

November 30, 2004
Added Khachagoghi hishatakarany by Raffi in the Armenian section of the library.

November 26, 2004
Added Chaos by Alexander Shirvanzade in the Russian section of the library.

November 23, 2004
Presenting The history of the Cilician Armenian state and law by professor Alexey Suqiasyan in the Russian section and works by Brother Mehruzhan Babajanyan on Christianity and Armenian church, including some of his works for children in the Armenian section of the library.

November 21, 2004
A historical novel about Joseph Emin—a person who devoted his life to the freedom of the Armenians—written by Eduard Avagyan is published in the Russian section.

November 10, 2004
Presenting three new authors in Literary Cafe: Gayane Vopyan, Ashot Beglaryan and Sargis Kantarjyan. Also new works added to Sara Margaryan's page.

July 27, 2004
Published online Turkey and the Armenian Atrocities by Edwin Munsell Bliss (originally published in 1896). Until now this book is considered to be the most accurate and full description of the Hamidian massacres of 1894-1896 by a Western traveler.

Also published the Report of the American Military Mission to Armenia by Major General James G. Harbord. It was presented to the U.S. Senate in 1920 and contained a detailed review of situation in Turkish Armenia and Transcaucasia after World War I.

July 12, 2004 presents Letters from the Scenes of the Recent Massacres in Armenia by J. Rendel Harris & B. Helen Harris. The book was published in 1897 and contained eyewitness accounts by British missionaries about the Hamidian massacres of 1896. Special thanks to Aram Arkun and Irina Minasyan for their help in publishing this rare book on the Internet.

April 16, 2004
Uploaded The Red Rugs of Tarsus by Helen Davenport Gibbons. She was one of those few foreigners to witness the Armenian massacres of 1909. The book was first published in New York City, 1917.
The (Western) Armenian translation of Soghomon Tehlirian's Trial (aka "The Trial of Talaat Pasha") is published thanks to the support of an anonymous sponsor. The English version is also available.

February 9 , 2004
Travelogue by an Italian diplomat and historian Luigi Villari called Fire and Sword in the Caucasus is now available in the Armenian History section of the library. Balanced and thoughtful, this is one of the very few books presenting an accurate account of the revolutionary events of 1905-1906 in Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and South Russia by a European witness. Contains 93 photographs. Published in 1906. in in Russian
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