Release Date April 1, 2019


Western Armenia and the First Armenian Republic of 1918

by Matthew Karanian

About The Book


One century ago, and lasting for a period of 30 months, the Armenians formed an independent democratic republic for the first time in their history.

This First Armenian Republic was established on lands that comprised just 20 percent of the ancient Armenian homeland, at a time when the genocide of the Armenians still raged.

In the monumental new book THE ARMENIAN HIGHLAND, author Matthew Karanian celebrates the history of this First Republic and shows, through stunning photography, the often-hidden Armenian heritage of Ani, Kars, and Western Armenia—all lands that are located on the ancient Armenian Highland but which are today outside the borders of the Republic of Armenia.

THE ARMENIAN HIGHLAND is the product of several years of research and photography. The 312 pages of this hardcover commemorative edition are illustrated with 207 color photos and maps, including antique images from one century ago.

All of the research, writing, and photography is original and is based upon the author’s numerous trips to the region.

Book design and creative direction by Harut Genjoyan of AlphaGraph, LLC, Glendale, California. Web design by Armen Arakelyan of Brand Pik, Glendale, California.

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 and then to the historic lands of Western Armenia two years later. This book is the product of the author’s numerous research trips to Western Armenia since 1997.

Karanian lived in Armenia’s capital city of Yerevan during the early days of Armenian independence and served as an advocate for Armenia’s non-governmental organizations. As a legal scholar, he later served as Associate Dean of the law school at the American University of Armenia, where he taught international law and founded the Armenian Law Review.

He is the 2016 recipient of the Arshile Gorky Medal from the Republic of Armenia in recognition of his contributions to the arts and for his role in helping to build bridges between Armenia and its worldwide Diaspora. 

Karanian is the author of several books about Armenia, including the best-selling travel guide ‘Armenia and Karabakh: The Stone Garden Travel Guide,’ ‘Historic Armenia After 100 Years,’ and ‘Edge of Time: Traveling in Armenia and Karabagh.’ He is also the co-photographer, with Robert Kurkjian, of ‘Out of Stone: Armenia and Artsakh.’ 

‘The Armenian Highland: Western Armenia and the First Armenian Republic of 1918’ is Karanian’s latest publication.

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

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


List Price:  $85
Publication Date: April 01, 2019


Special Pre-Publication Prices Valid Until April 1, 2019, while Supplies Last
Autographed Limited Collector’s Edition, 1 of 100. Includes One Custom 16 x 20 fine art photographic print, $385
Autographed Limited Collector’s Edition, 1 of 100, $150
Non-Autographed Book, Not Limited Edition, $65
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