• Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Some of the world’s earliest settlements, dating from around 6200 BC, were built on the Armenian plateau, part of the ‘fertile crescent’ encompassing Anatolia, Mesopotamia and the Levant. Independent culture and language developed and trade flourished with neighbouring civilizations. By 900 BC the kingdom of Urartu had taken root, centred on Lake Van, until falling to the Assyrian and Scythian empires in the sixth century BC.


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Further Reading

  1. Brook, S., Claws of the Crab: Georgia and Armenia in Crisis. 1992Google Scholar
  2. De Waal, Thomas, Black Garden: Armenia and Azerbaijan Through Peace and War. 2003Google Scholar
  3. Hovannisian, R. G., The Republic of Armenia. 4 vols. 1996Google Scholar
  4. Libaridian, Gerard J., The Challenge of Statehood: Armenian Political Thinking Since Independence. 1999Google Scholar
  5. National Statistical Office: National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia, Republic Square, 3 Government House, Yerevan 375010. President: Stepan L. Mnatsakanyan.Google Scholar

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