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When Angels Go Bowling


Armenian Cultural Heritage Books by Research on Armenian Architecture (RAA).



Seredian Memoirs

The Torn Photograph (A Story of Hope and Survival)

Lucy Erysian



"The Torn Photograph (a story of hope and survival)", a children's picture book by author Lucy Erysian and illustrator Artur Karapetyan, courageously charts a middle path. Erysian tells a simple story on a human scale of two young brothers who are separated during the genocide. While the brothers cannot rebuild their happy childhood in the Armenian community of Adana, perseverance and determination reunite them in Fresno, California, 20 years later. Their story of personal redemption is seen through the eyes of their grandchildren, who learn the value of the ties that hold a family together. The book is written in both English and Eastern Armenian, and should be easily accessible for children age 8 and above. Accompanying the text is a set of richly drawn illustrations by Karapetyan. As the last of the genocide survivors leaves us, books like "The Torn Photograph" will become all the more important in preserving a connection to a history that must never be forgotten.




Price: $15



Armenian Version

When Angels Go Bowling

George S. Yacoubian, Jr.



What do you say to your children when a thunderstorm scares them? When the noise is so loud that your children can't sleep? George provides an easy answer in, "When Angels Go Bowling."




Price: $15



Armenian Version

SOARing to Armenia: Our Adoption Story

George S. Yacoubian, Jr.



George Yacoubian adopted his older daughter, Liliana, from Armenia in 2005. In the spring of 2006, the Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief (SOAR) was launched, a nonprofit organization that provides humanitarian relief to orphaned Armenian children living in Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh, and Javakh (Georgia). This book represents the first time that George has reflected not just on the adoption process, but on the humanitarian efforts that were inspired by that adoption.



Price: $20



Armenian Version

A COLLECTION OF FAVORITE RECIPES

We are pleased to present the inaugural edition of the SOAR cookbook. The recipes were provided by our many SOAR supporters across the United States. Click on the image to see a larger view. Be sure to also visit our recipe pages.


Price: $15.00

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THE ARMENIAN LAPIDARY INSCRIPTIONS OF BOON AGHVANK

by Samvel Karapetian


The book comprises the Armenian lapidary inscriptions preserved in the area on the left bank of the river Kur, i.e. in the historical region of Boon Aghvank (Caucasian Albania). Between 1982 and 1986, 516 lapidary inscriptions found in this territory were collected and deciphered.


Price: $30


Armenian Version
 Armenian

THE STATE POLICY OF GEORGIA AND THE MONUMENTS OF ARMENIAN CULTURE

by Samvel Karapetian


The book represents a collection of documentary materials on the destruction and appropriation of Georgia's Armenian cultural monuments between 1988 and 1998.


Price: $30


Armenian Version
 Armenian

THE ARMENIAN CULTURAL MONUMENTS IN THE REGION OF KARABAKH

by Samvel Karapetian



This book represents the results of the research RAA Organization carried out in the districts of Aghdam, Aghjabedi, Baylakan, Fizuli, Jabrail, Karvajar (Kalbajar), Kashatagh (Lachin), Kashunik (Ghubatli), Partav (Barda), Tartar and Zangelan from 1979, especially between 1993 and 1996. It treats a great number of cultural monuments, ancient sites and inhabited localities on the basis of written sources (archive records, periodicals, maps) and field material accumulated in the course of a series of trips.


in English and Armenian languages


Price: $50


English Version   Armenian Version
  English    Armenian

THE CASTELS OF ARTSAKH AND SIUNIK

by Artak Ghulian


The book treats the castles and palaces belonging to the Meliks of Artsakh and Siunik—the eastern parts of Historical Armenia—between the 15th and 18th centuries. It includes a great number of measurements, photographs, as well as tables of comparison and reconstructions of monuments.


Price: $30


Armenian Version
 Armenian

THE MAYORS OF TIFLIS

by Samvel Karapetian


During the period between the second half of the 12th century and the year 1917, Tiflis was governed by 48 mayors, 46 of whom were Armenians in origin. The work treats their lives and activities, particularly, at the time they held office.


Price: $30


Armenian Version
 Armenian

NORTHERN ARTSAKH

by Samvel Karapetian


The work treats the history and cultural monuments of almost all the places of Northern Artsakh, constituting the northeastern section of Historical Armenia. Intended for specialists in the history, ethnic population, foreign tribes and peoples of the Eastern Parts of Historical Armenia, as well as for all our compatriots wishing to increase their knowledge of the occupied lands of their homeland.


in English and Armenian languages


Price: $50


English Version   Armenian Version
 English     Armenian

THE ARMENIAN COLLECTION OF THE CAUCASIAN MUSEUM

by Samvel Karapetian


The work treats the history of the first Caucasian Museum founded in Tiflis, Georgia, in 1852 and nationalized by the Georgian authorities since 1919. It provides details about the confiscated Armenian collection of the museum which has not been returned to the Republic of Armenia so far.


Price: $30


Armenian Version
 Armenian

THE ARMENIANS IN KAKHET

by Samvel Karapetian


The work treats the history and rich cultural legacy of 103 places of Kakhet, Eastern Georgia, populated by Georgian-speaking Armenians. Consisting of 224 pages—including 32 in color print—it comprises about 400 photos, maps, measurements and copies of lapidary inscriptions.


Price: $30


Armenian Version
 Armenian

JAVAKHK

by Samvel Karapetian


The book treats the history of the region, as well as all the historical monuments, irrespective of their national belonging, preserved in about 100 villages and their vicinity. It is enriched with maps, photos, measurements and copies of lapidary inscriptions.


Price: $50


Armenian Version
 Armenian

THE MEMOIRS OF MR. SIRAK SEREDIAN, FATHER OF MR. ARTHUR SEREDIAN

by Sirak Sarhadian


Sirak Sarhadian's recollections, which are based on real facts only, provide documentary evidence relating to the Heroic April Struggle of Van, as well as the 1915 and 1918 deportations of the local Armenians marked with unspeakable torture and formidable losses.


in English and Armenian languages


Price: $30


English Version   Armenian Version
 English     Armenian

AKHALTSKHA

by Samvel Karapetian


The work represents a thorough research on the basis of factual material acquired during fieldwork and investigation in various archives. It treats the history of the villages, towns and cultural monuments of Akhaltskha (Samtskhe) District situated on the northern borderline of Historical Armenia, in the contact zone between the Republics of Armenia and Georgia. A special emphasis is laid on the Armenian lapidary inscriptions preserved in the district.


Price: $ 30


Armenian Version
 Armenian

THE BRIDGES OF ARTSAKH

by Samvel Karapetian


The present work enlarges on 98 bridges located in the territory of Artsakh Province of Historical Armenia; some of them are recorded as standing; others as partly preserved, or completely lost in the depth of time. Like other parts of Armenia, Artsakh has predominantly single-span bridges which reliably connect the opposite sides of river valleys or gorges where the terrain is cramped.


Price: $30


Armenian Version
 Armenian

TRAVELLING NOTES

by Haykuni (Archpriest Yeghishe (Hovakim) Geghamiants)


Archpriest Yeghishe (birthname: Hovakim) Geghamiants was born in Akhaltskha in 1840. He wrote his Travelling Notes while making a tour in Artsakh, at the age of 45. Despite its modest title, his work abounds in information relating to the history, lapidary heritage, ethnography, folk-lore, statistics, as well as the educational and economic state of Artsakh.


Price: $30


Armenian Version
 Armenian

COLLECTED MEMOIRS


The present work includes the memoirs of a number of survivors of the Genocide of 1915 who are mostly natives of Western Armenia. Published for the first time, these memoirs are intended for the general reader, specialists interested in Armenian history, and all those wishing to enrich their knowledge of their Homeland.


Price: $ 30


Armenian Version
 Armenian

THE WONDERS OF ARTSAKH

by Samvel Karapetian


Artsakh is one of the ancient parts of the Armenian Homeland, sacred and unsurpassed in its beauty, abounding in countless wonders created by nature and man. Nourished by their native soil, endowed with the blessings of nature, throughout many millennia, the Armenians of Artsakh enriched it with countless specimens of man’s creative mind, by building their cultural heritage—deeply national in essence—that dates as far back as the times of polytheism and worship of Nature, and reaches the Christian era. Notwithstanding the invasions following one another, and the provisional domination of foreign rulers, the Armenians of Artsakh remained attached to their land, made sacred with their ancestors’ graves and relics. They have never ceased building monuments each of which has its own peculiar story.


Price: $30


English Version
 Both

THE ISLAMIC MONUMENTS OF THE ARMENIAN ARCHITECTURE OF ARTSAKH

by Samvel Karapetian


During the foreign domination of Armenia, outstanding Armenian masons were often forced into carrying out different tasks within the construction activity of this or that ruler. Applying their knowledge of architecture, as well as their creative mind and efforts, Armenian masters were compelled to build castles, palaces, mosques, mausoleums, bridges, caravanserais and residential buildings for their foreign lords, all of these structures revealing the influence of Armenian architecture, and bearing the apparent imprint of its traditional features. We come to the conclusion that all the monuments erected through the application of Armenian masters' knowledge and skills, and reflecting their perception of art, the monuments constructed in accordance with the principles and logic of Armenian architecture and building art—refined over and over in the course of many millennia—form an integral part of the national architecture of Armenia, and particularly, of Artsakh.


Price: $30


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