ARMENIA AND THE ARMENIANS – by Hester Donaldson Jenkins [National Geographic Magazine, 1915]

2018-01-30T10:27:05-08:00 January 30th, 2018|Categories: HISTORY|Tags: , |

Armenia is a word that has widely different connotation for different peoples. To us Americans it means a vague territory somewhere in Asia Minor; to the makers of modern maps it means nothing—there is no such place; to the Turks of a few years ago it was a forbidden name, smacking of treason and likely to bring up that bugaboo “nationalism,” than which Abdul Hamid II feared nothing more, unless it were “liberty”; but to nearly two millions of Russian, Persian, and Turkish subjects it is a word filled with emotion, one that sends the hand to the heart and calls up both pride and sorrow.