The Analyticon, №04 / April / 2012
Archive for April 2012
An interview with the Primate of the Artsakh Diocese of the Armenia Apostolic Church, Archbishop Pargev MARTIROSYAN
By Manvel SARGSYAN
In connection with the coming 20th anniversary of liberation of the town of Shushi by Armenian forces, we find it worth comprehending not only the significance of that event, but also to precisely clarifying the vital political significance of that fortress-town for the Armenian people from the historic point of view.
By Arsen MELIK-SHAKHNAZAROV
Shusha perfectly contrasts withother cities in the Caucasus.Its houses are regular, beautiful, tallandilluminated with numerous fine windows.The streetsare paved with broad slabs, and theroofs are made of boards – the European manner.
VasilyVereschagin, “Travels to Transcaucasia in 1864-1865”
By Alexander KANANYAN
The importance of the strategic location of Shushi is not the only reason why the city still retains the deep symbolism of its name. The mystery of Shushi is deeper and more meaningful. Shushi is a synthesis of civilizational resilience, urban traditions, cultural treasury, versatility of ethnographic incarnations and remarkable crystallization of life in its everyday life.
By Mher HARUTYUNYAN
Head of “Kachar” Scientific Center, PhD, Associate Professor
The emergence and development of the periodical press in Artsakh is inseparably linked with the town of Shushi, which by the 19th century became one of the largest trade, crafts and cultural centers of the Caucasus and played a key role in the socio-political, spiritual and cultural life of Armenians.
Since the great migration (urbanization) of tribes and nations, the Trans-Caucasus was the epicenter of great clashes of interests and implementation of military and political projects. This land saw northbound Assyrians and eastbound Scythians, Persians – moving to the west, Greeks and Romans, moving from the west to the east. The Seljuk Turks and Mongols and Tatars also passed through this land. The latter, led by Lame Timur (Tamerlane) also visited Karabakh (as witnessed by the microtoponym “Lenk Temur Manny” to the east of Badara village in Askeran region).
By Knar BABAYAN
Many Armenian towns have their hymns. For example, Yerevan: the music for its hymn was composed by Edgar Hovhannisyan, who used the text of well-known poem by Paruyr Sevak “Erebuni-Yerevan” as its lyrics. Vagharshapat, Gyumri, Abovian have official hymns. The hymns of Artashat and Martuni (NKR) are unofficial.
By Aram MATEVOSYAN
Repetition and recollection: the same movement, only in opposing directions. Recollection turns man back, making him repeat what has been backwards; – as for the true repetition, it makes man, recollecting, anticipate what will be.