Abstract Kopeček 2009

Narrating Karabakh Conflict or Armenian and Azeri Conflict Histories Online

Vincenc Kopeček

Abstract: The paper analyses Armenian and Azerbaijani national myths with special emphasis on the myths about the Karabakh conflict. By means of Paul Ricoeur’s narrative approach we interpret selected Azeri and Armenian websites and find out the national myths regarding the Karabakh conflict. We conclude that the national myths of Armenians and Azeris are mutually incompatible and we identify the possible way out of the current deadlock.

Keywords: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh, national myth, narrativism