Sarkis Y. Karayan, Armenians in Ottoman Turkey, 1914: A Geographic and Demographic Gazetteer (Gomidas Institute, 2018), 674 pp, maps, photos. ISBN 978-1-909382-42-8, pb., UK£55.00/US$70.00.

Turkish authorities have expended great efforts to expunge the memory of Armenians in modern Turkey, promoting the destruction of much of Turkey’s Armenian cultural patrimony and renaming hundreds of Armenian villages. A new book by the late Sarkis Karayan,  “Armenians in Ottoman Turkey, 1914: A Geographic and Demographic Gazetteer” (Gomidas Institute, 2018) documents the full extent of the Armenian presence in these lands, before and after the Genocide. Karayan identifies locations by their old and new names with over 4,000 entries. His work is replete with maps, geographical coordinates, population figures and other vital references. Karayan puts Armenians back onto the map of Turkey.

“Armenians in Ottoman Turkey, 1914: A Geographic and Demographic Gazetteer” will be launched in London (Oct. 17), Los Angeles (Oct 23 and 26) and Fresno (Oct 25) with illustrated talks and a panel discussion at the Centre for Armenian Information and Advice, Acton, London (Wed, Oct 17, 2018, 7:15PM), Abril Books, 415 E. Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205, (Tues., Oct 23, 2018 7:30 pm), and the Armenian Studies Program (Fresno), University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium, Room 191 Fresno State Campus (Thurs. Oct 25, 2018 7:30 pm). The reception and a panel discussion with Ara Sarafian, Garabed Moumdjian, Crispin Brooks and Dr. Garbis Der Yeghiayan will be at St. Leon Cathedral, 3325 N. Glenoaks Blvd, Glendale, CA 91504 (Friday, Oct 26, 2018, 6:00 p.m. reception; 7.00 presentation).

Ara Sarafian is an archival historian specialising on late Ottoman and modern Armenian history. He heads the Gomidas Institute (London) and has been active in Turkey for over 30 years. He recently returned from a field trip to Van. For more information please contact info@gomidas.org

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