The NKR MFA library supplemented with the Book of “Artsakh”
STEPANAKERT, JULY 30, ARMENPRESS: The scientific library of the NKR MFA has received as a gift the Russian version of the book ‘Artsakh’ by bishop Makar Barkhudaryants published in Science publishing office in St. Petersburg.
NKR MFA Press Service told Armenpress the edition was prepared by Bella and Vahe Grigorians, the translator from the Armenian language is Nelson Alexanian. All the nuances and author’s terminology are preserved within the translation.
First, the book was published in Armenian in 1895 in Baku. It is of exceptional historical and source study significance. Historian, ethnographer, teacher, religious figure, native of Artsakh Makar Barkhudariants provided corresponding information on the natural resources, flora, fauna, and demography of the region, described its historical monuments, collected and decoded the inscriptions on the gravestones, church- and monastery walls. The book was repeatedly used in scientific researches, served as a guide-book in further descriptions of Artsakh, and has been a unique work so far providing a full idea of the material and spiritual culture of the region.
The Russian translation of the book is dedicated to the memory of the soldiers and civilians deceased for the freedom and independence of Karabakh-Artsakh.
The translation of the book, which is intended for local history specialists, historians, theologians, statesmen, and common readers, allowed to increase the number of people wishing to get true information on Artsakh. The book is distributed in authoritative scientific institutions and libraries in St. Petersburg and Moscow.