The book "Javakhk in the 19th Century and the First Quarter of the 20th Century" was recently published. The author Ashot Melkonian–PhD in History–is the director of the Institute for History of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences.
The book covers the political–demographic–and cultural events of Northern Armenia and Javakhk from the ancient times to the first years of Soviet rule with an emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries.
Fifty documen’s shedding new light on a myriad of events in the region are enclosed in the appendix; most are being published for the first time. Melkonian stated that revealing historical truth is crucial for both Armenia and Georgia.