Western Armenia and the First Armenian Republic of 1918


by Matthew Karanian

Published 2019

About the Book

THE ARMENIAN HIGHLAND is a beautifully illustrated historical guide to the ancient homeland of the Armenians– lands that are commonly known today as Historic Armenia or as Western Armenia.
This impressive 312-page hard cover volume provides a unique perspective on the Armenian past that has survived in Ani, Kars, and Western Armenia– all lands that are outside of today’s modern Republic of Armenia.
Author Matthew Karanian brings these ancient Armenian lands alive through a masterful combination of story-telling, historic maps, and more than 200 photographs– both modern and ancient. The result is a book that proudly showcases an Armenia that has rarely been seen since 1915.

About the Author

Matthew Karanian is a lawyer and the author of several books about Armenia.
He first traveled to the Republic of Armenia in 1995 to work as a law professor and to begin his field research of the cultural treasures on the Armenian Highland.
‘The Armenian Highland: Western Armenia and the First Armenian Republic of 1918’ is Karanian’s latest publication.

“A unique and essential book. Karanian offers the reader a special perspective on Armenia.”Peter Balakian, author of Black Dog of Fate

Author Matthew Karanian provides “A fresh view on ancient Armenia.”Los Angeles Times

“Breathtaking photographs, historical insights, and gorgeous maps. This is Karanian’s magnum opus.”Asbarez News


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This 13-month calendar (December 2023 through December 2024) features beautiful photographs of cultural sites and landscapes of ancient Armenian Ani. The photographs are by Matthew Karanian, the author and photographer of several books about Armenia.

Ani is the capital of an ancient Armenian Kingdom, located in the heart of Armenia. Ani is situated in the geographic region known as the Armenian Highland.

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