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Armenian Encyclopedia Publishing House (Armenian: «Հայկական հանրագիտարան» հրատարակչություն «Haykakan hanragitaran» hratarakch'ut'yun), formerly the main editorial office of the Armenian Encyclopedia (Armenian: Հայկական հանրագիտարանի գլխավոր խմբագրություն Haykakan hanragitarani glkhavor khmbagrut'yun) is a publishing house in Yerevan that was established in 1967 and published the Armenian Soviet Encyclopedia in 1974–1986 and other encyclopedias in Armenian language later.

It was founded as a department of the Institute of History of the Armenian Academy of Sciences under the presidency of Viktor Hambardzumyan.

The AE publishing house also edited a children's encyclopedia, Who is it? What is it? (Armenian: Ո՞վ է, Ի՞նչ է) in 4 volumes (1984–87), the Russian-Armenian Polytechnical Dictionary (1988) and a Traveler's Encyclopedia (1990).

Since Armenian independence (1991) publications include titles on topics of such current-day issues such as the first Nagorno-Karabakh War, the Armenian Question and the Armenian diaspora.

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Creative Commons licensing

On 30 September 2011, the owner of "Armenian Encyclopedia" Publishing House SNCO and "School of Information Technologies" Foundation signed a cooperation agreement, which allowed the content of a number of Armenian encyclopedias to be in open circulation on the basis of Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0 or higher licenses used in Wikimedia projects.[1] The following encyclopedias are subject to this contract:

The twelve volume set of the Soviet Armenian Encyclopedia and the supplementary volume, Soviet Armenia.
  • Armenian Soviet Encyclopedia, 13 volumes, ch. ed. 1974-1987
  • Armenian Concise Encyclopedia [hy], 4 volumes, chapter editor, 1990-2003
  • Armenian Question, 1 volume, head of the Armenian Encyclopedia ed. 1996
  • Nature of Armenia, Armenian Encyclopedia ed. 2006
  • Who is who? Armenian biographical encyclopedia, 2 volumes, Armenian Encyclopedia ed. 2005-2007
  • Karabakh Liberation War 1988-1994 encyclopedia, Armenian Encyclopedia ed. 2004
  • Great School Encyclopedia, 4 volumes, Armenian Encyclopedia ed. 2008-2010
  • Armenian Diaspora Encyclopedia, 1 volume, Armenian Encyclopedia ed. 2003
  • Armenian Diaspora Encyclopedia 2003 (djvu, Wikisource)
  • Christian Armenia Encyclopedia, 1 volume, Chapter of the Armenian Encyclopedia. ed. 2002
  • Christian Armenia Encyclopedia 2002 (djvu, Wikisource)

Series

Name Year Volumes
Armenian Concise Encyclopedia 1990–2003 4
A children's encyclopedia Voskeporik (Golden Belly) 1993–1999 3
The Armenian Question 1996 1
Armenian Diaspora Organisations 2001 1
The Armenian Church. Hierarchical Sees and Dioceses 2001 1
Christian Armenia Encyclopedia 2002 1
The War of Karabakh. 1988–1994 2005 1
Family Encyclopedia Series 1997– 3

See also

References

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