How to Write the History of the Third Republic or How Not to Write It
This chapter attempts to delineate the challenges and pitfalls in writing the history of the Third Armenian Republic, declared in 1991. Independence was achieved under extremely difficult circumstances. The pressures and international, regional, and Armenian domestic and diasporan strategic and ideological fault lines tend to lead scholars to adopt assumptions and display biases which are already evident in the manner the republic is treated even in scholarly literature. The purpose of the chapter is to make scholars aware of such pitfalls and biases when writing in the future the history of the Third Republic.