A History of Armenian Literature

From Ancient Times to the Nineteenth Century by Srbouhi Hairapetian

Publisher: Caravan Books

Written in English
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Number of Pages650
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ISBN 100882060597
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The alphabet was invented. The Bible was translated into Armenian. The arts, education, and literature flourished. Books such as The History of Vartanank by Yeghishe, The History of Armenia by Khorenatsi, and later, The Book of Prayers by Narekatsi, were written. The Armenian alphabet is a true masterpiece of its era and knows many secrets. However, there is one in particular that still blows my mind. As some people know the Armenian alphabet was (re)invented in AD by the Armenian linguist and theologian Mesrop Mashtots with the help of . The creation of an Armenian alphabet by Mesrob (d. ), a former royal secretary, later a monk and missionary, made it possible for Armenian literature to begin. As Christianity spread and Armenian history began to be written, Armenians began to find their national identity in the national church. Armenia is one of the oldest countries in the world with a recorded history of about years. The oldest known ancestors of modern Armenians, the Hayasa-Azzi tribes, also known as Proto-Armenians, were indigenous to the Armenian Highland in Eastern Anatolia. These tribes formed the Nairi tribal union, which existed until late 13th century BC.

  Պատմութիւն մատենագրութեան հայոց [History of Armenian Literature], by Hovsep Gat'rchean (Vienna, ), in 67 pdf pages. Covers the ancient period. Book digitized by Google and uploaded by Robert Bedrosian. Among Classical Armenian sources, the History of Taron attributed to the otherwise unknown Yovhannes (John) Mamikonean, is a peculiar work. The author of this medieval romance claims to have compiled it in from shorter, earlier accounts written by the abbots of the monastery of Glak in the district of Taron (in southwestern historical Armenia, to the west of Lake Van). I am currently working on a book manuscript on the unwritten history of the Armenian citizens of Turkey that builds on settler colonial literature to depict the Armenian experience as it unravelled with nation-state building in Turkey.

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Armenian literature, body of writings in the Armenian language. There is evidence that a pagan oral literature existed in Armenia before the invention of the Armenian alphabet in the 5th century ce, but, owing to the zeal of the early Christian priests, little of this was preserved.

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Hacikyan, Gabriel Basmajian, Edward S. Franchuk, and Nourhan Ouzounian are specialists in various areas of Armenian history, language, culture, and literature as well as English and comparative literature.5/5(2). Read more about this on Questia. Armenia (ärmē´nēə), Armenian Hayastan, officially Republic of Armenia, republic ( est.

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His publications include The Political Economy of Human Rights in Armenia: Authoritarianism and Democracy in a Former Soviet Republic (); The History of Armenia: From the Origins to the Present (); United States Policy toward the Armenian Question.

Preserving Armenia's rich literary tradition from a multitude of viewpoints has been the aim of this three-volume work. This third volume joins the previous two in making excerpts of Armenian masterpieces accessible in beautifully rendered English translations, while enabling readers to enjoy the immediacy of these works through lively discussions of the authors and their times.

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Armenian poetry also was reached its blossoming. Widely known were the names of poets Grigor Narekatsi (10 th century) who created the poem titled the Book of Mournful Church Chanting - one of the monuments of the world's literature, Nerses Shorali (10 th century), Frick (13 th century).

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