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Founded in 2013, Études arméniennes contemporaines is a bi-annual academic journal that examines contemporary issues directly and indirectly related to Armenia. Published in French and in English, the journal is multidisciplinary, and welcomes contributions from researchers from all the social sciences. It is especially interested in studies at the intersection of geography, history, politics, and culture in Armenia, the Caucasus, Turkey, and the Middle East. It also addresses thematic questions such as international relations, nationalism, diasporas, migrations, memory and patrimony, genocide studies and mass violence. Études arméniennes contemporaines is the first journal in the field of Armenian studies to be published simultaneously in electronic and print editions.

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14 | 2022

A look back on the massacres of the Hamidian era • Armenian architecture and heritage
Retour sur les massacres de l'ère hamidienne • Architecture et patrimoine arméniens
Église arménienne Saint-Georges, quartier de Nor Hadjin (Beyrouth)
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This “Varia” issue of Études arméniennes contemporaines revisits the mass violence perpetrated against Ottoman Armenians from 1894 to 1897, under the reign of Sultan Abdülhamid II. Long overshadowed by the historiography of the genocide of 1915-1916, they are here again evoked (after a double theme issue published in the same journal - see EAC10 and EAC11) through an attempt to quantify and reassess the number of victims of the Sassoun massacres (1894) and two colophons of Syriac manuscripts. Heritage and urban history studies also evoke the Armenian bourgeois residences of Bitlis and Mardin at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as the standardization of the architectural models of the Armenian diasporic churches erected in Lebanon in the inter-war period, in reference to an ideal archetype rediscovered in the medieval churches of the Armenian high plateau. An article explores the possibilities offered by photogrammetry to archaeology in Armenia. Architecture is also given pride of place in the book review section, which refers to an important recent book on the Balyans, the Armenian architects of the Ottoman sultans whose legacy has long been downplayed until the present day.

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