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Mediterranean Perspectives

An Armenian Mediterranean

Words and Worlds in Motion

Editors: Babayan, Kathryn, Pifer, Michael (Eds.)

  • Offers fresh perspectives on the study of Armenian history, literature, and visual culture
  • Appeals to scholars of comparative literature, global history, Mediterranean studies, Armenian studies, and medieval history 
  • Draws from and contributes to a wide array of comparative and theoretical frameworks, including world history, world literature, and Mediterranean studies
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About this book

This book rethinks the Armenian people as significant actors in the context of Mediterranean and global history. Spanning a millennium of cross-cultural interaction and exchange across the Mediterranean world, essays move between connected histories, frontier studies, comparative literature, and discussions of trauma, memory, diaspora, and visual culture. Contributors dismantle narrow, national ways of understanding Armenian literature; propose new frameworks for mapping the post-Ottoman Mediterranean world; and navigate the challenges of writing national history in a globalized age. A century after the Armenian genocide, this book reimagines the borders of the “Armenian,” pointing to a fresh vision for the field of Armenian studies that is omnivorously comparative, deeply interconnected, and rich with possibility.

About the authors

Kathryn Babayan is Associate Professor of Iranian History and Culture and Director of the Armenian Studies Program at the University of Michigan, USA.
Michael Pifer is Lecturer in Armenian Language and Literature at the University of Michigan, USA.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: A Movable Armenia

    Pifer, Michael

    Pages 1-10

  • The Age of the Gharīb: Strangers in the Medieval Mediterranean

    Pifer, Michael

    Pages 13-37

  • Past the Mediterranean and Iran: A Comparative Study of Armenia as an Islamic Frontier, First/Seventh to Fifth/Eleventh Centuries

    Vacca, Alison

    Pages 39-57

  • A Fish Out of Water? Armenia(ns) and the Mediterranean

    La Porta, Sergio

    Pages 59-77

  • From “Autonomous” to “Interactive” Histories: World History’s Challenge to Armenian Studies

    Aslanian, Sebouh David

    Pages 81-125

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72865-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72864-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Armenian Mediterranean
Book Subtitle
Words and Worlds in Motion
Editors
  • Kathryn Babayan
  • Michael Pifer
Series Title
Mediterranean Perspectives
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72865-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72865-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72864-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 337
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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