Historical Dictionary of Armenia
Adalian, Rouben Paul.
Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press/Rowman & Littlefield, 2010, 750 pages. ISBN 978-0-8108-6096-4.
The Historical Dictionary of Armenia captures a vast amount of history in just one volume - the alphabetic arrangement of the entries offers the choice of reading selectively. Through the dictionary the entire history of Armenia is presented in broad strokes before the 19th century and in most detail for recent years. In order to reduce the fragmentation that short articles about specific topics necessarily entails, the author offers entries in topical cycles, so that readers may learn about cities, royal dynasties, political organizations, national leaders, or prominent literary or business figures in a series. Supporting the dictionary are maps, a chronology, an introduction, and a detailed bibliography.