"In the process of compiling the entries for the timeline and providing the commentary
for this book, we have gained tremendous respect and admiration for the incredibly diverse
accomplishments of our Armenian people. Our long history has included many tortuous and turbulent
periods and some triumphant ones. Nevertheless, too much of Armenian history is known neither to
many Armenians nor to most of the world. The timeline and this book are intended to introduce the
reader to the significant elements of our Armenian heritage and to provide him with a
greater understanding of and appreciation for Armenian history and culture."