Mr. Boyajian has written a book on a subject that is close to his heart. His book is well researched and wonderfully written. Kudos to Mr. Boyajian on a job well done.-- Jack Brickman
"The historical content was fascinating," Jennifer Keeler McMillan, Adjunct Professor Marist College.
A great read for anyone looking to learn more about their own heritage or just Armenian history in general..--Juliette Busby
This book address the long overlooked relationship between Rome and Armenia. It reviews and makes clear to the average reader the events that pushed the Armenians to the brink of extinction. JLW
"...A great read." William Randazzo, Educator
"The Armenians have thrived and survived,..Mr.Boyajian explains how....Good job..." James Reilly
"...covers an area of history....the relationship between Rome and Armenia that lasted for 500 years... the book brings to life the tension and complexity of that relationship". Ancient History Encyclopedia
"Roman Armenia: A Study In Survival" is about Armenia's 500-year history for survival with the Roman Empire. It is dedicated to the 1.5 million Armenians who perished in the genocide, including his great-grandfather, Garabed Kulhanjian.
This book brings to life the tension and complexity of the relationship between Rome and Armenia
Author Michael Boyajian’s latest book is dedicated to his wife, Jeri Wagner, and the 1.5 million Armenians who perished in the genocide, including his great-grandfather, Garabed Kulhanjian, Poughkeepsie Journal reports.
“Roman Armenia: A Study In Survival” is about Armenia’s 500-year history for survival with the Roman Empire. The Fishkill resident, a retired attorney and former human rights judge, said the period in history is not one that has been broadly investigated.
Poughkeepsie Journal Review of Roman Armenia
SEVGIN OKAY IN THE POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL says "The Armenians are a very resourceful people and have made many contributions to several powers including Rome, Parthia, Russia...and Turkey.
New book traces history of Armenian Genocide
Boyajian detailed the 500 year relationship between Rome and Armenia that laid the groundwork for Armenian geopolitics. That policy was to confront invaders but not to the point of extinction. This refutes the Turkish notion that the Armenians were threatening Turkish rule bringing the genocide on themselves.
The book provides all readers from teens to adults, not just academics, with an excellent guide through civilizations... Michael Boyajian proves his thesis about the relationship of the Roman Empire and Armenia and its quest to survive and secondly he details the impossible rationale of the Turkish regimes that in 1915 the Armenians were equipped to overthrow the Ottoman Empire. --- Gary A. Kulhanjian, Social Historian
Chris Sorochin of WUSB says, The fact that you wrote it makes it interesting to me... interesting... no one had ever written a book on the subject before.
I will be talking with Joel Tyner about Roman Armenia May 12 at 9am on whvw 950 am.
I will be discussing Roman Armenia with the AGBU's Armenian Virtual College at 9 am est June 7 via Skype Mike Boyajian
On June 7 Michael Boyajian did a Skype book talk before the Armenian Virtual College, AGBU on his new book Roman Armenia: A Study In Survival. The discussion was organized by Marina Khachaturyan, Education Program Coordinator at Armenian Virtual College, AGBU and a student Aram Agajanian.
Mr Boyajian detailed the five hundred year relationship between Rome and Armenia focusing on the confrontation between Tigranes The Great and Pompey The Great and the subsequent accord between them that laid the groundwork for Armenian geopolitics that would last through Armenia's Roman period ensuring that Armenians would be one of the few ancient people to survive into modern times.
Boyajian stated that this policy was to confront invaders but not to the point of extinction and lasted into modern times. It enabled Armenia to survive conflicts with Parthians, Persians, Russians and Turks as well as the Romans.
This policy refutes the Turkish notion that the Armenians were threatening Turkish rule forcing the genocide upon thenselves. The Armenians would never risk annihilation under a policy that lasted two millennia.
One student challenged Boyajian's premise but the author pointed out that the United States has maintained a similar foreign policy for 75 years that has kept Russia and America at peace and the world free from nuclear destruction. He than asked the class if any Armenian had risked extinction in an uprising against Russian occupiers in the last century. The answer was no. And as in Roman times when Armenia balanced between Parthia in the East and Rome in the West today the nation does the same with Russia and the U.S.with the new Armenian president first visiting Putin and in the near future Trump.
The book is the first of its kind in the U.S although the topic is well covered in Armenia. Mr Boyajian is a retired attorney and former human rights judge. He and his wife live in the Hudson Valley where they enjoy their Cicero inspired library and garden with their three cats.
Cleopatra and Antony and an Armenian king
Two more Michael Boyajian titles will be released as audio books and they are Roman Armenia and Sybil Ludington. They will be produced by Bella through ACX.
Michael Boyajian reads opening passage of Roman Armenia
Michael Boyajian will address an AGBU student group via Skype on June 7 at 9am est. on Roman Armenia
Michael Boyajian will discuss Roman Armenia on Stony Brook University Radio on Chris Sorochin's show on April 27 between 1pm Nx 3 pm est.
I will be on Stony Brook University Radio Friday April 27 at 2 pm EST discussing my new book Roman Armenia: A Study In Survival.
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The first Roman Armenia royalty check goes out to St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral. All royalties from the book go to the cathedral. It is the author's gift to the Armenian people.
spreading human knowledge
More books on Roman Armenia to follow by other authors
Roman Armenia and Slavery
Roman Armenia and the age of denial
Roman Armenia and the Armenian Genocide
Roman Armenia vs the Byzantine Armenians
Agreeing to disagree.
The lead up to Roman Armenia
The Making of Roman Armenia
Tigranes the Great and Pompey in Roman Armenia