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ARMENIA AND KARABAGH. THE STRUGGLE FOR UNITY
The focus of this book is an issue crucial to Armenian identity - the disrupted enclave of mountainous(Nagorno) Karabagh in neighbouring Azerbaijan. For centuries a centre of Armenian culture and intellectual life and with an Armenian majority, Karabagh or Artsakh has consistently been denied an Armenian identity by successive Russian, British and Azeri rulers. Since 1920 Armenians of Karabagh have been immured against their will in Azerbaijan and deprived of many basic rights. Today the majority people of Karabagh still define themselves as Armenian and continue the struggle for unification with the Republic of Armenia, despite a crippling economic blockade. This book presents a history of the Armenian people in the Soviet Union, Turkey and the Diaspora and is aimed specifically at students of Soviet studies, Turkish politics, human rights and conflict studies as well as at policy makers and researchers in these areas. Christopher Walker is the co-author of "The Armenians".