Despite the great geographical gulf that separates them, Armenia
and Europe have maintained links for many centuries - at least
since the late Middle Ages when the King of Armenia travelled to
London to try and reconcile the warring kingdoms of England and
France. Since then, diverse travellers have written perceptively
and affectionately of that far off, beautiful land and of a people
who have shown great inner tenacity in the face of a difficult
history. This anthology brings together the best writing on Armenia
- accounts by travel writers, historians, soldiers, poets, painters
and politicians. Each section is annotated and placed in context.
The result is a lively and colourful picture of a resilient and
'No matter how much an Armenian thinks that he knows of his history, he is certain to learn even more than he thought possible. Visions of Ararat should join his other two books on every Armenians' bookshelf' -- Andrew Kevorkian, The Armenian Reporter, 16th July 2006
Christopher J. Walker is a writer and author of Armenia: The Survival of a Nation.