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On September 24, 2018 the presentation of the book “Letters of Aram Manukyan” took place in Lebanon, and the Deputy Director of YSU Institute for Armenian Studies Mher Hovhannisyan was invited to make a review.


  The presentation was organized in Lebanon by the Lebanon regional Committee of Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society. It was the fourth presentation of the book. The first one was held at Yerevan State University, the second— in Shushi, the third—in Syria and the last one—in Lebanon.
  “Three years ago, in Lebanon we spoke about the publication of the book with the historian, complier of the book, Yervant Pamboukian. The collection includes about 400 letters the majority of which have never been published. By the way, the documents were mainly collected from the archive of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Party located in Boston”, said Mr. Hovhannisyan in his interview to
  The book was published by joint efforts. The head of the IAS Laboratory of Armenian Historical Geography and Cartography after Babken Harutyunyan, V. Mkhitaryan designed the map of the activities carried out by Aram Manukyan in 1904-1915.
  As a result of the meeting of YSU Rector Aram Simonyan with the historian Yervant Pamboukian, it was decided that YSU was to undertake the publication of the book.
  “Publication of this book was unprecedented for the University as it was printed in 1000 copies”, said Mher Hovhannisyan.
  In his review, Mher Hovhannisyan also mentioned that Aram Manukyan had always believed that he was not alone in his work and was against being considered as a savior. He was against the cult of personality. Thanks to these letters it becomes possible to get to know critic Aram Manukyan and his image as a teacher.
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