Professor Bournoutian’s work has been a Godsend to my research. His thorough and carefully balanced research and knowledge of the original sources makes for a solid view of the subject. Most “historians” who study the Caucasus start from a political bias i.e. Russian, Armenian, Azeri, etc… and precede towards a predetermined conclusion. Bournoutian is one of a handful that do not fall into that trap.
Professor of History & Political Science, Iona College (USA)
Bournoutian George A. The Khanate of Erevan Under Qajar Rule 1795 – 1828. Costa Mesa: Mazda Publishers in Association with Bibliotheca Persica, 1992.
Bournoutian, George. A History of the Armenian People, Volume I: Prehistory to 1500 A.D. (Costa Mesa, CA: Mazda Press, 1993), 119 pages.
Bournoutian, George. A History of the Armenian People, Volume II: 1500 A.D to the Present (Costa Mesa, CA: Mazda Press, 1994), 237 pages.
Recent Azeri Historiography on Karabakh (Karabagh)
Bournoutian, George A. (trans., ed.). A History of Qarabagh: An Annotated Translation of Mirza Jamal Javanshir Qarabaghi’s Tarikh-e Qarabagh. Costa Mesa: Mazda Publishers, 1994.
History Bournoutian, George A. Armenians and Russia, 1626-1796 : A Documentary Record (Armenian Studies Series, No. 2)
James J. Reid Book Review. 138 Bournoutian, George A., trans., The Chronicle of Abraham of Crete (Patmut’iwn of Kat’oghikos Abraham Kretats’i. Abraham of Erevan, History of the Wars, 1721-1738.
Volume 10 of the Journal of the Society for Armenian Studies
George Bournoutian Book Review 143 Burdett, Anita L.P., ed., Armenia: Political and Ethnic Boundaries, 1878-1948.
Bournoutian, George A. Rewriting History: Recent Azeri Alterations of Primary Sources Dealing with Karabakh From : Journal of the Society for Armenian Studies (1992,1993), Volume 6.
A Concise History of the Armenian People: From Ancient Times to the Present
by George A. Bournoutian
Paperback: 499 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.25 x 8.75 x 6.00
Costa Mesa: Mazda Pub; (July 2002)
The Chronicle of Abraham of Crete: Patmutiwn of Katoghikos Abraham Kretatsi
by George A. Bournoutian, Abraham
Hardcover: 190 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 9.75 x 6.25
Costa Mesa: Mazda Pub; (January 1999)
Russia and the Armenians of Transcaucasia, 1797-1889: A Documentary Record
by George A. Bournoutian (Editor)
Hardcover: 578 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.75 x 9.50 x 6.50
Costa Mesa: Mazda Pub; (June 1998)
Armenians and Russia, 1626-1796: A Documentary Record (Armenian Studies Series, No. 2)
by George A. Bournoutian (Translator)
Hardcover: 525 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.25 x 9.50 x 6.25
Costa Mesa: Mazda Pub; (January 1, 2001)
Eastern Armenia in the Last Decades of Persian Rule 1807-1828
by George A. Bournoutian
Publisher: Undena Publications; (December 1982)
11/26/03 Telephone Conversation. I laid out my theory as to why most kazak rugs could be attributed to the Armenians. That from 1830 onwards there was a influx of Armenians who made rugs that were sold in Kazak and Gendge. That Russian historical sources were passing off a pro-Russian view of the Caucasus that biased towards Russian political aims and ambitions. Bournoutian confirmed my conclusions and recommended some of his books and original sources that he translated to English that would support these conclusions. He also recommended an upcoming book from Edmund M. Herzig.
Bournoutian’s general agreement with my premise is not terribly surprising since my work draws heavily on his book The Khanate of Erevan Under Qajar Rule.
I also mentioned that I had concluded that there was a major section of Persian foreign trade that was conducted through the Caucasus by Armenians from the time of Shah Tahmasp through the time of Shah Abbas. He corrected me and said it continued well up through the Russian period.