ARMENIA A YEAR AT ERZERUM, AND ON THE FRONTIERS OF RUSSIA, TURKEY, AND PERSIA
*Robert Curzon, 14th Baron Zouche (16 March 1810 - 2 August 1873), was an English diplomat and traveller. In 1842-1843 Curzon was joint British Commissioner in Erzurum as part of the British-Turkish-Persian-Russian boundary commission sitting to delineate the Turkish and Persian frontier.
The passages extracted from the account of his long-termed stay at Erzurum are devoted mainly to Armenians, their political history, church, and script, including manuscripts (Preface and pp.191-253). Although the sources used by the author are not cited and several suggestions contradict to modern scholarship, the book of R.Curzon submits new details to the understanding of the Armenian history and culture several decades before the tragic early XX century.
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