The 1823 Russian Survey of the Karabagh Province

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"The 1823 Russian Survey of the Karabagh Province" was a talk by Prof. George Bournoutian on March 1, 2012 at the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) Center in Belmont.

Bournoutian to Discuss ‘1823 Survey’ of Karabagh at NAASR

BELMONT, Mass.—On Thurs., March 1, 2012 Prof. George Bournoutian will give a lecture titled “The 1823 Russian Survey of the Karabagh Province” at the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) Center in Belmont. The lecture ise co-sponsored by the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), New England District, and NAASR.

Bournoutian’s latest publication is The 1823 Russian Survey of the Karabagh Province: A Primary Source on the Demography and Economy of Karabagh in the Early 19th Century (Mazda, 2011). The first translation of an extremely rare Russian publication, the survey provides a wealth of information about the demography and economy of Karabagh prior to its annexation by Russia.

The survey establishes definitively that Armenians formed the overwhelming majority (97 percent) of the population of Karabagh in 1822. The heavily annotated translation was published with a grant from NAASR. The first printing has sold out and a second printing has just been released. The book will be on sale the night of the lecture.

George Bournoutian is a professor of Eastern European and Middle Eastern history at Iona College, as well as a recipient of the IREX, NDEA, and Mellon Fellowships. He has taught Armenian and Iranian history at UCLA and Columbia University, and organized and taught the first Armenian history courses at the University of Connecticut, Glendale Community College, New York University, Ramapo College, Rutgers University, and Tufts University. Bournoutian is also the author of more than a dozen other volumes consisting of annotated English translations of primary sources in Armenian, Russian, and Persian, with introductions, glossaries, and indexes.

The lecture begins at 8 p.m. at the NAASR Center, 395 Concord Ave. in Belmont. For more information, call (617) 489-1610 or e-mail hq@naasr.org.