The art and architecture of Armenia on the crossroads between east and west
The Art and Architecture of Armenia: on the crossroads between east and west Armenia stands at the crossroads between East and West. Its landscape is dominated by mountains, steppes and river gorges - wild, beautiful and varied. Its people spread north, south, east and west, traditionally trading between neighbours near and far. In periods of prosperity Armenians built magnificent, elaborately decorated churches which have survived the centuries. Its culture is also reflected in splendidly illuminated manuscripts.
Title: The Crossing Place: A Journey Among the Armenians Author: Philip Marsden
A revised and updated edition of Philip Marsden’s classic travel book, published to coincide with the centenary of the Armenian massacres.
After centuries of prominence as a world power, Armenia has withstood every attempt during the 20th century to destroy it. With a name redolent both of dim antiquity and of a modern world and its tensions, the Armenians founded a civilization and underwent a diaspora that brought many of the great ideas of the East to Western Europe.
The Crossing Place is Philip Marsden’s gripping account of his remarkable journey through the Middle East, Eastern Europe and the Caucasus in a quest to discover the secret of one of the world’s most extraordinary peoples.
Caught between opposing empires, between warring religions and ideologies – at the crossing place of history – the Armenians have somehow survived against the odds. This is their story – told by one of the finest travel writers at work today.
venue: Cultural Centre, calle Granada, Nerja at 6.00 pm