Anaide Ter Minassian. Nationalism and Socialism in the Armenian Revolutionary Movement (1887-1912). Cambridge, MA: Zoryan Institute, 1984, 69p. Paper covers.
This study traces the interactions between
political developments and intellectual currents, which determined crucial
phases in the history of the Armenian people during a period of revolutionary
upheaval. It covers the period between 1885 and 1914, when radical political
organizations – the Hunchakians, the Dashnaktsutkiun, the Armenian Social
Democrats and the “Specifists” – undertook to liberate the Armenian people
from the oppression of the Ottoman and Russian empires. The author sketches
the intricate changes in the meaning and content of Armenian revolutionary
goals and related Armenian history to the larger events in the region.
Her most important achievement is her ability to follow the life of ideas
and concepts which, developed in western environments, are adopted and
adapted to local conditions.