The Second Volume of the Annual of “Problems of History 2″ edited by Professor Albert Stepanyan was Published
The annual consists of contributions by the professionals from World History Department of YSU and surrounding academic communities. With respect to its goal and academic mission, the annual represents in itself a major contribution to modern Armenian historiography. The annual aims to shape out the image of a new historian. Hence, the personality of a historian is among the most important preconditions on the way of making a historical fabula. He or she being engaged in social, scientific and cultural realities of his or her era is ready to establish a dialogic cooperation with the past from the perspectives of those realities. That dialogic history tends to provide an answer not only to the question of “what happened”, but also of “what could happen by chance and necessity. Thus, traditional borders of history are expanding. One with great approximation can argue that this is just the perspective of transformation of the discipline of “history”, which as Aristotelian “entelekia” had perpetually present in mind/world-view of editor Albert Stepanyan. So, this annual is dedicated to illuminate aforementioned ideas. Despite the articles in annual differ from each other in their qualities and coverage; they were initially devised to form a semantic whole. The annual brought together approaches and outcomes from philology, semiotics, philosophy, hermeneutics, sociology and political science. They provided with opportunities to scrutiny history within short, medium and long durations of time. To illuminate different historical events, facts, and figures the annual put an emphasis on comparative, typological and sympathetic research methods and paradigms. In other words, the bleary pastness endowed with a tendency, rhythm and dimension. This is a reality happening in a writing space, which in turn, is implemented in line with causal, time-based, semantic and value-based conjunctions. As a consequence, it became possible to make past as a fabula with its three unbroken components i.e. these are beginning, progression and collapse.