The Past as Nation: Three Dimensions of Armenian Identity

@article{Panossian2002ThePA,
  title={The Past as Nation: Three Dimensions of Armenian Identity},
  author={Razmik Panossian},
  journal={Geopolitics},
  year={2002},
  volume={7},
  pages={121 - 146}
}
This article argues that the key to understanding nationhood is its relationship with the past - 'its' history. It accepts that nations are essentially modern constructs, based on subjective and objective characteristics, but this is not how members of a nation usually define their collective. What is crucial in the answer to the question 'when is the nation?' is not a given date (which is never fixed and regularly shifts based on need), but how and why the 'when' is defined. Hence, what needs… Expand
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