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The Resource The ruins of Ani, Krikor Balakian ; translated and with an introduction by Peter Balakian with Aram Arkun

The ruins of Ani, Krikor Balakian ; translated and with an introduction by Peter Balakian with Aram Arkun

Label
The ruins of Ani
Title
The ruins of Ani
Statement of responsibility
Krikor Balakian ; translated and with an introduction by Peter Balakian with Aram Arkun
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • arm
  • eng
Summary
"Ani is a ruined medieval Armenian city now situated in Turkey's province of Kars, next to the closed border with Armenia. Between 961 and 1045, it was the capital of the Bagratid Armenian kingdom that covered much of present-day Armenia and eastern Turkey. The Ruins of Ani was originally written by Grigoris Balakian in 1910. Though there were a number of works from the same period written about Ani by people who participated in excavations in the city, the history and significance of Ani was still not well known to Western Armenian readers in 1910, and Balakian's goal was to inform them about the importance of Ani for the Armenian past and Armenian culture or civilization. Thus, it is a basic summary of what was known about Ani at the time, historically and archaeologically. Balakian states that this work is both a guide for travelers who wish to visit Ani, and an introduction to those who do not have the means to actually travel there. That book has now been translated into English by his grandnephew, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and New York Times bestselling author Peter Balakian, along with Aram Arkun. Peter Balakian has also provided an introduction that frames the original text as essential to issues surrounding the Armenian Genocide and its complex aftermath with Turkish denialism. He also details the Ani restoration project now underway"--
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LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
-1934
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Palakʻean, Grigoris
Dewey number
956.6/26
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS51.A54
LC item number
P3413 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Balakian, Peter
  • Arkun, Aram
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ani (Extinct city)
  • Architecture
  • Armenia
Label
The ruins of Ani, Krikor Balakian ; translated and with an introduction by Peter Balakian with Aram Arkun
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A journey to Armenia's medieval capital and its legacy."--Dust jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History of Ani -- Topography of Ani -- Description of the ruins of Ani -- Scholarship on Ani
Control code
sky294617990
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxxix, 120 pages
Isbn
9781978802919
Lccn
2018019235
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40028658667
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The ruins of Ani, Krikor Balakian ; translated and with an introduction by Peter Balakian with Aram Arkun
Publication
Note
"A journey to Armenia's medieval capital and its legacy."--Dust jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History of Ani -- Topography of Ani -- Description of the ruins of Ani -- Scholarship on Ani
Control code
sky294617990
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxxix, 120 pages
Isbn
9781978802919
Lccn
2018019235
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40028658667
Other physical details
illustrations

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