Armenian Encyclopedia

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The Armenian Encyclopedia (Armenian: Հայկական Հանրագիտարան; AE) publishing house was established in 1967 as a department of the Institute of History of the Armenian Academy of Sciences under the presidency of Viktor Hambardzumyan (1908–1996), co-edited by Abel Simonyan (1922–1994) and Makich Arzumanyan (1919–1988). In 1988–1999 the editor-in-chief was Konstantin Khudaverdyan (1929–1999) and since 1999 Hovhannes Aivazyan. It produced the Soviet Armenian Encyclopedia (also rendered Armenian Soviet Encyclopedia; Armenian: Հայկական Սովետական Հանրագիտարան, Haykakan sovetakan hanragitaran, Russian: Армя́нская сове́тская энциклопе́дия, Armyanskaya sovetskaya entsiklopediya АСЭ) from 1974–1986.

The AE publishing house also edited a children's encyclopedia, Who is it? What is it? (Armenian: Ո՞վ է, Ի՞նչ է) in 4 volumes (1984–87), the Russian-Armenian Polytechnical Dictionary (1988) and a "Traveler's Encyclopedia" (1990). Since Armenian independence (1991) publications include titles on topics of such current-day issues such as the Nagorno-Karabakh War, the Armenian Question and the Armenian diaspora.

Series[edit]

Name Year Volumes
Armenian Concise Encyclopedia 1990–2003 4
A children's encyclopedia Voskeporik (Golden Belly) 1993–1999 3
The Armenian Question 1996 1
Armenian Diaspora Organisations' 2001 1
'The Armenian Church. Hierarchical Sees and Dioceses 2001 1
Christian Armenia Encyclopedia 2002 1
'The War of Karabakh. 1988–1994 2005 1
Family Encyclopedia Series 1997– 3

Soviet Armenian Encyclopedia[edit]

The twelve volume set of the Soviet Armenian Encyclopedia and the supplementary volume, Soviet Armenia.

The first volume of the Soviet Armenian Encyclopedia (SAE) appeared in 1974, and the first edition in 13 volumes was complete by 1987. The SAE includes 38,767 articles, 15,263 images and 858 maps and over 100,000 copies have been printed.

Volume Year Names Articles Pages Images Maps Number of copies
1 1974 Ա-ԱՐԳԻՆԱ 3,442 720 1,294 75 100,000
2 1976 ԱՐԳԻՇՏԻ-ԳԵՂԵՐՎԱՆ 3,503 720 1,798 75 100,000
3 1977 ԳԵՂԵՑԻԿԸ-ԶՈՒՐԱԲՅԱՆ 3,509 720 1,726 53 100,000
4 1978 Է-ԽԱՂԽԱՂ 3,451 720 1,228 53 100,000
5 1979 ԽԱՂՈՂ-ԿՈՒԼԻՍՆԵՐ 3,694 720 1,326 68 100,000
6 1980 ԿՈՒԼԶՈՐ-ՁՈՒԼՈՒԿ 3,108 720 1,097 64 100,000
7 1981 ՁՈՒԼՈՒՄ-ՄՈՆՈՊԽՈՆՔ 3,250 720 1,436 46 100,000
8 1982 ՄՈՆՈՊՈԼԻԱ-ՉԵՉԵՐԵԿ 3,145 720 1,274 70 100,000
9 1983 ՉԵՉՔԱՐ-ՌՍՏԱԿԵՍ 3,185 720 1,046 60 100,000
10 1984 ՌՍՏԱՄ-ՍՍՀՄ 2,009 736 1,065 61 100,000
11 1985 ՍՈՎԵՏԱԿԱՆ-ՏԻԵԶԵՐՔ 2,970 720 958 67 100,000
12 1986 ՏԻԵՊՈԼՈ-ՖՈՒՔՍԻՆ 3,501 752 1,015 96 100,000
TOTAL (1–12) 1974–1986 Ա-ՖՈւՔՍԻՆ 36,767 8,688 15,263 858 1,200,000
13 1987 ՍՈՎԵՏԱԿԱՆ ՀԱՅԱՍՏԱՆ

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