New issue of Peiman published
30 Oct 2011 15:36
Issue no.54 of Peiman quarterly has been released in assessment of some historical topics on Armenian MPs in the Islamic Legislative Assembly.
IBNA: Entitled as Majlis and the Armenians, the issue encompasses articles about history of the Majlis (Islamic Assembly), Armenians' activities in the Majlis, and extracts of speeches by Armenians in the assembly.
The Position of Armenians in the Historiography during the Constitution Era and Majlis is the opening article of the issue by Ali Tatri, head of the archives center and library of the Islamic Assembly. Tatari introduces irretrievability of historical documents as one of researchers' main challenges. Strengths and weaknesses of historiography of the legislative assembly are also discussed in the article.
Further, in his article, Tatari argues that historians have overlooked Armenians' role in the legislative assembly. He then proposes research solutions to study their position in the Majlis for researchers.
Anushik Maleki, in his essay, assesses Armenians' constituencies in Majlis elections. He brings a brief history of the Majlis elections in Tehran, northern cities of Iran, Azerbaijan provinces, Khorasan provinces, Hamedan, etc.
Khalatian's thinking is examined in an article by Dr Karen Khanlari. He looks through Khalatian's writings and analyzes his stance on research and measurement.
Interviews with a number of Armenian MPs are included in the issue by Arpi Manukian. Select Armenian Representatives in Majlis's Oral History is the title of a lengthy passage on the subject by Manukian. The writer begins with the meaning of oral history and its importance in historical research. Moreover, he accounts oral history as a valuable research reference for historical studies.
The journal's final article is written by Edward Harutunian about Armenian martyrs of the imposed war. In his article, Harutunian considered the role of Armenians in the Sacred Defense. He also introduces the "Tuberose" and "the 8-year-long imposed war and Iran's Armenians", two books on the comradeship of Armenians in the Iraq-imposed war on Iran.
The 54th issue of Peiman is printed in 176 pages as an effort by a number of Armenian researchers and writers. The issue is aimed at introducing the cultural commonalities of Armenians and Iranians.