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Sep 27, 2020 Nicholas Adontz; Նիկողայոս Ադոնց
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Նիկողայոս Ադոնց Երկեր Հատոր Ա [Nicholas Adontz. Works Volume 1] (Erevan, 2006), P. H. Hovhannisyan, editor, in 650 bookmarked pdf pages. This volume is subtitled "Historiographical Studies," and contains  articles about Armenian history and personalities from antiquity through the 9th century A.D. This is volume 1 in the series Works of Nicholas Adontz in Five Volumes [in Armenian], under the editorship of P. H. Hovhannisyan. Book published by Yerevan State...
Topics: History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian, Literature, Writing, Historiography, Armenian Church,...
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Sep 26, 2020 Nicholas Adontz
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Նիկողայոս Ադոնց Երկեր Հատոր Բ [Nicholas Adontz. Works Volume 2] (Erevan, 2006), P. H. Hovhannisyan, editor, in 675 bookmarked pdf pages. This volume is subtitled "Historico-Philological Studies," and contains  articles about Classical Armenian historical and church sources and their authors, as well as several articles about writers of more recent times. This is volume 2 in the series Works of Nicholas Adontz in Five Volumes [in Armenian], under the...
Topics: History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian, Literature, Writing, Historiography, Armenian Church,...
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Sep 26, 2020 Edward H. Schafer
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Selected Writings of Edward H. Schafer, in 824 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. Edward Schafer (1913-1991), an American professor of Chinese studies, published the 41 articles in this download in a variety of journals between the years 1951 and 1991. The topics include ancient and medieval Chinese literature, culture, history and art, especially of the T'ang dynasty . Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Literature, Art, Culture, History, Historical, China, Chinese, T'ang Dynasty
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Sep 26, 2020 Ukhtanes; Zaven Arzoumanian
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History of Armenia by Bishop Ukhtanes of Sebastia, translated into English with notes by Reverend Father Zaven Arzoumanian, in 314 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. The download contains both volumes of this two-volume work (1988 and 2008). A short Wikipedia entry describes what is known about the 10th-century Ukhtanes' and his History. Father Zaven, who received a Ph.D. from Columbia University (1983), has translated the surviving Part I, History of the Patriarchs and Kings of Armenia, and...
Topics: History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian, Medieval, Sebastia, Edessa, Kings, Patriarchs, Armenian...
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Sep 25, 2020 Nicholas Adontz; Նիկողայոս Ադոնց
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Նիկողայոս Ադոնց Երկեր Հատոր Դ [Nicholas Adontz. Works Volume 4] (Erevan, 2009), P. H. Hovhannisyan, editor, in 715 bookmarked pdf pages. This volume contains  V. P. Seghbosyan's Armenian translation of Adontz' French original, Histoire d'Arménie: les origines, du Xe siècle au VIe (av J.-C.) (Paris, 1946), as well as unpublished studies found among Adontz' papers. This is volume 4 in the series Works of Nicholas Adontz in Five Volumes [in Armenian], under the...
Topics: History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian, Remote, Ancient, Antiquity, Medieval, Asia Minor, Urartu,...
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Sep 25, 2020 Nicholas Adontz; Նիկողայոս Ադոնց
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Նիկողայոս Ադոնց Երկեր Հատոր Ե  [Nicholas Adontz. Works Volume 5] (Erevan, 2012), P. H. Hovhannisyan, editor, in 656 bookmarked pdf pages. This volume, subtitled Armeno-Byzantine Studies, contains Armenian-language translations of articles first written in French by the great Armenist and Byzantinist Nicholas Adontz. Most of the French articles were collected and republished in Études Arméno-Byzantines (Lisbon, 1965). This is volume 5 in the series Works of Nicholas...
Topics: History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian, Byzantium, Byzantine Empire, Nobility, Emperors, Empresses,...
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Sep 23, 2020 Harry A. Hoffner, Jr.
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Selected Writings of Harry A. Hoffner, Jr., in 329 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. Harry Hoffner (1934-2015), an American professor of Hittite and ancient Near Eastern studies, published the 29 articles below in a variety of journals between the years 1964 and 2003. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian. Contents: "An Anatolian Cult Term in Ugaritic," from Journal of Near Eastern Studies, Vol. 23, No. 1 (Jan., 1964), pp. 66-68. "Composite Nouns, Verbs and Adjectives in Hittite,"...
Topics: History, Historical, Hittites, Language, Customs, Religion, Vocabulary, Texts, Cuneiform, Asia...
Հայ ազատագրական շարժումները (15 դարի կես—18 դարի վերջ)  [Armenian Liberation Movements (from the mid-15th through the end of the 18th centuries)], by Petros Hovhannisyan (Erevan, 2010), in 118 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. These lectures, delivered by the great philologist, describe: 1. Initial steps of the liberation movement; 2. Fluctuations in the 16-17th centuries; 3. The Armenian liberation movement in the 18th century; 4. Joseph Emin and...
Topics: History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian, Liberation, Independence, Russia, Turkey, Iran, Europe,...
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Sep 21, 2020 Petros Hovhannisyan; A. E. Movsisyan
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Հայ ժողովրդի պատմության քրեստոմատիա [Chrestomathy of the History of the Armenian People], prepared by P. H. Hovhannisyan and A. E. Movsisyan, in 1240 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages, Calouste Gulbenkian Armenian Library series. The download includes Volume 1 (Erevan, 2007) and Volume 2 (Erevan, 2011) of this important two-volume work, which contains Armenian translations of ancient and medieval sources about the lands and peoples of historical Armenia. Volume...
Topics: History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian, Asia Minor, Caucasus, Mesopotamia, Syria, Near East, Middle...
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Sep 21, 2020 Lynn Thorndike
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Studies on Science, Magic, and Life in the Middle Ages, by Lynn Thorndike, in 496 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. Lynn Thorndike (1882-1965), an American historian of medieval science and magic, published these articles in a variety of journals between the years 1908 and 1965. The document also contains a link to additional books and studies by the author at Internet Archive. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Science, Magic, Medieval, Middle Ages, History, Historical, Europe, European, Middle East,...
Гражданское зодчество Армении (Жилые и общественные здания) [Civil Architecture of Armenia (Residential and Public Buildings)], by O. Kh. Khalpakhchyan/Ghalpakhtchian (Moscow, 1971), in 249 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. This excellent Russian-language study describes: 1. Features of the layout of suburban settlements; 2. Residential buildings; 3. Schools and book repositories; 4. Refectories; 5. Caravanserais and hotels; 6. Baths; 7....
Topics: Architecture, Building, History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian, Asia Minor, Caucasus
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Sep 19, 2020 H. Kurdian
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Sixteen Studies on Armenian and Other Topics, by H. Kurdian, in 89 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. H. Kurdian, an American author and philologist, published these short but valuable articles in a variety of journals between the years 1934 and 1975. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian. Contents: "The Date of the Oriental Geography of Ibn Haukal," from Journal of the American Oriental Society, Vol. 54, No. 1 (Mar., 1934), pp. 84-85. "A Note on the 'Description of the Holy Land and of...
Topics: History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian, Manuscripts, Corrections, Philology, Carpets, Aghuanian
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Sep 16, 2020 Constantine Porphyrogenitus
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De Administrando Imperio [On Administering the Empire], by Byzantine emperor Constantine Porphyrogenitus (913-959, with co-rulers) (Washington, 1993; repr. of 1967 edition), Dumbarton Oaks Texts #1. Greek text edited by Gyula Moravcsik, with facing English translation by Romilly Jenkins, in 348 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. This document was written by the emperor in 948-952 for his son and heir, Romanus II, as a guide to foreign and domestic policies. It describes, among many other...
Topics: History, Historical, Byzantium, Byzantine Empire, Asia Minor, Caucasus, Levant, Syria, Arabs,...
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Sep 12, 2020 Father Hovhannes Najarian
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This document, dated January 15, 1928 and recorded by Father Hovhannes Najarian, is a parish register of migrants from Dortyol and surrounding towns and villages traveling from Alexandretta to Aleppo and Beirut (“Syria”). The first section (up to page 93) consists of 371 families and 1,422 individuals. For each family, the first name and age of each individual are recorded, along with the given name of each individual’s father, the maiden name of the mother and the occupation of the head...
Topics: History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian Genocide, Dortyol, Migrations, Armenian Church, Parish...
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Sep 7, 2020 C.J.F. Dowsett
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Sayat'-Nova: An 18th-century Troubadour, a Biographical and Literary Study, by Charles Dowsett (Louvain, 1997), Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium, volume 561, Subsidia  tomus 91, in 529 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. A Wikipedia entry describes the life of the renowned Armenian troubadour Sayat'-Nova (1712-1795), who wrote memorable songs in Armenian, Azeri Turkish, and Georgian, often mixing the vocabularies. Another Wikipedia entry describes the achievements of C.J.F. Dowsett...
Topics: Music, Literature, Bards, Troubadours, Minstrels, Poetry, Song, Lyrics, Caucasus, Caucasian,...
"Սայաթ-Նովայի ստեղծագործության դերը վրաց գրականության մեջ  [The Role of Sayat'-Nova's Creative Work in Georgian Literature]," by Paruyr Muradyan, from Patma-banasirakan handes 3(1963), pp. 91-98, in 8 pdf pages. The Armenian troubadour Sayat'-Nova (1712-1795) wrote more songs in Georgian than Armenian, and even more in Azeri Turkish, which was the lingua franca of his day.  Muradyan examines Sayat'-Nova along with David Guramishvili...
Topics: Literature, Caucasus, Caucasian, Georgia, Georgian, Armenian, Armenia, Sayat Nova, Bards,...
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Sep 6, 2020 G. Lewonean
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Հայ աշուղներ [Armenian Minstrels], by Garegin Lewonean/Levonyan (Alexandropol, 1892), in 159 pdf pages. Book digitized by Google and uploaded by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Music, Literature, Bards, Troubadours, Minstrels, Poetry, Song, Lyrics, Caucasus, Caucasian,...
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Sep 6, 2020 H. Baxchinyan; Սայաթ-Նովա; Sayat Nova
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Սայաթ-Նովա խաղերի ժողովածու [Sayat'-Nova: Collection of Songs], by Henrik Baxch'inyan (Yerevan, 1987), a publication of Yerevan State University, in 284 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. The lyrics of Armenia's famous 18th-century troubadour, Sayat'-Nova, in Armenian, Georgian, and Azeri, the last two languages in Armenian transcription and translated into Armenian. This is the most complete collection of Sayat'-Nova's works. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Music, Literature, Art, Bards, Troubadours, Minstrels, Sayat Nova, Poetry, Song, Lyrics, Caucasus,...
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Sayat'-Nova: Within the Near Eastern Bardic Tradition and Posthumous, by Xi Yang (UCLA, 2016), in 321 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages.  This is Dr. Yang's Ph.D. dissertation, and a major work on the 18th-century Armenian troubadour. Bookmarked and uploaded by Robert Bedrosian. Contents: Chapter 1: Literature Review. Chapter 2: The Bardic Tradition and Sayat'-Nova's Profile. Chapter 3: Sayat'-Nova’s Armeno-Azeri Compositions in the General Context of Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries...
Topics: Music, Literature, Bards, Troubadours, Minstrels, Poetry, Song, Caucasus, Armenian, Georgian,...
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Sep 5, 2020 J. Kennedy
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"The Indians in Armenia. 130 B.C.-300 A.D.," by J. Kennedy, from Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, (Apr., 1904), pp. 309-314, in 7 searchable pdf pages. Some Armenian noble families, to make their origins more glorious, claimed descent from the royalty of foreign states such as Assyria, Israel, China, and India. The author of this article, a Sanskritist, takes as fact material from a text now considered to be a medieval forgery. Nonetheless, his...
Topics: Folklore, Mythology, History, Historical, Remote, Antiquity, Armenia, Armenian, India, Indian,...
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"The Survival of Ancient Anatolian and Mesopotamian Vocabulary until the Present," by John A. C. Greppin, from Journal of Near Eastern Studies, Vol. 50, No. 3 (Jul., 1991), pp. 203-207, in 6 searchable pdf pages. The words Greppin examines are "plum," "lime," "oven," "orchard," "camel," "horn," "a resinous conifer," and the languages involved are Hurrian, Urartian, Armenian, Akkadian, Greek, Iranian, Hebrew,...
Topics: Linguistics, Language, Vocabulary, Ancient, Anatolian, Mesopotamian, Asia Minor, Caucasus
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Sep 2, 2020 Alexander A. Vasiliev
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Studies by Alexander A. Vasiliev, in 224 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. A. A. Vasiliev (1867-1953) was one of the greatest Byzantinists of the 20th century. A Wikipedia entry describes his life and enduring achievements. The studies in this download were published between 1900 and 1956 and reflect the depth and breadth of his interests. The document also contains links to other works by Vasiliev at Internet Archive . Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: History, Historical, Byzantium, Byzantine Empire, Asia Minor, Mesopotamia, Syria, Levant, Africa,...
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Sep 2, 2020 Alexander A. Vasiliev
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"The Second Russian Attack on Constantinople," by A. A. Vasiliev, from Dumbarton Oaks Papers, Vol. 6 (1951), pp. 161-225, in 65 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. The attack occurred in 907 and was the second of four Russian attacks on Constantinople during the Middle Ages (860, 907, 941, 1043). Compiled by Robert Bedrosian. Internet Archive also has Vasiliev's earlier book The Russian Attack on Constantinople in 860 (1946).
Topics: History, Historical, Russia, Russian, Medieval, Rus, Oleg, Vikings, Varangians, Kiev, Rurik,...
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Aug 31, 2020 Derk Bodde
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"Some Chinese Tales of the Supernatural," by Derk Bodde, from Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, Vol. 6, No. 3/4 (Feb., 1942), pp. 338-357; and "Further Remarks on Kan Pao and His Sou-shên chi," from Journal of the American Oriental Society, Vol. 62, No. 4 (Dec., 1942), pp. 305-308, in 26 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. Bodde describes and then translates some magical stories from a 4th-century work, "Researches into the Supernatural." Compiled by Robert...
Topics: Folklore, China, Chinese, Legends, Tales, Myths, Ghosts, Demons, Gibbons, Yetis, Magic,...
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Aug 30, 2020 John A. C. Greppin
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"The Sequence αωC in Classical Armenian," by John A. C. Greppin, from Zeitschrift für vergleichende Sprachforschung, 92. Bd., 1./2. H. (1978), pp. 282-293, in 13 searchable pdf pages. Greppin demonstrates that "Arm. awC is derived consistently from an IE *au, aPC, a/oCu/ō, a/οn/K w ." Uploaded by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Linguistics, Language, Armenian, Grabar, Indo-European, Sequences, Etymology
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Aug 30, 2020 Horace Abram Rigg
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"Sargon's 'Eighth Military Campaign'," by Horace Abram Rigg, Jr., from Journal of the American Oriental Society, Vol. 62, No. 2 (Jun., 1942), pp. 130-138, in 10 searchable pdf pages. A description of Sargon's activities in 714 B.C. south of Lake Van and east to Lake Urmia, sometimes against the Urartians. Uploaded by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: History, Historical, Ancient, Assyria, Assyrian, Urartu, Urartian, Nairi, Lake Van, Musasir
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Aug 29, 2020 Michael Rostovtzeff
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The Social and Economic History of the Hellenistic World, by Michael Rostovtzeff (New York, 1941), in 1939 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. The download contains all three volumes of this work, which presents the socio-economic history of the period from the 4th century B.C. to about the 1st century B.C., or, from the death of Alexander the Great, through the rise of Rome. Attached to the document are links to additional resources. Maps of the Hellenistic period from classical atlases also...
Topics: History, Historical, Hellenism, Seleucids, Ptolemies, Asia Minor, Greece, Egypt, Levant, Syria,...
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Aug 29, 2020 Alexander A. Vasiliev
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Byzance et les Arabes. Tome I, La dynastie d'Amorium (820-867), by Alexander A. Vasiliev, in 468 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. This is the first volume (Brussels, 1935) of a three-volume series dealing with Byzantium's relations with the Arabs during the period 820-959. Volume 1 covers the Amorium dynasty (820-867) and the reigns of emperors Michael II, Theophilus, and Michael III. The Appendices for this volume have extensive French translations of relevant Arab sources and also notes...
Topics: History, Historical, Byzantium, Byzantine Empire, Greeks, Arabs, Caliphate, Borderlands, Asia...
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Aug 28, 2020 Harry A. Hoffner, Jr.
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"Histories and Historians of the Ancient Near East: The Hittites," by Harry A. Hoffner, Jr., from Orientalia, Vol. 49, No. 4 (1980), pp. 283-332, in 51 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages.  This valuable study covers the period from Anitta of Kushshar (reigned c. 1750 B.C.)  to Shupilluliuma II (reigned c. 1200 B.C.). Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: History, Historical, Hittites, Asia Minor, Near East, Middle East, Levant, Egypt, Historiography,...
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Aug 28, 2020 John A. C. Greppin
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"Hieroglyphic-Luwian ma-tú-sà ‘Arbutus’," by John A. C. Greppin, from Zeitschrift für vergleichende Sprachforschung, 94. Bd., 1./2. H. (1980), pp. 119-122, in 5 pdf pages.  Greppin examines this word and the Classical Armenian mat'uz . Uploaded by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Linguistics, Language, Luwian, Hurrian, Urartian, Armenian, Botany, Flora, Trees, Arbutus,...
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Aug 27, 2020 Oscar White Muscarella
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"Median Art and Medizing Scholarship," by Oscar White Muscarella, from Journal of Near Eastern Studies, Vol. 46, No. 2 (Apr., 1987), pp. 109-127, in 20 searchable pdf pages. An insightful discussion about possible Median artifacts, and the varying opinions about them. The author is a distinguished Iranist, archaeologist, and art historian. Attached to the document are links to additional resources, including the author's articles at Encyclopaedia Iranica. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Art, Art History, Medes, Median Empire, Mesopotamia, Iran, Persia, Iranian, Persian, Archaeology,...
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Aug 26, 2020 John A. Tvedtnes
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"The Origin of the Name 'Syria'," by John A. Tvedtnes, from Journal of Near Eastern Studies, Vol. 40, No. 2 (Apr., 1981), pp. 139-140, in 3 pdf pages. Uploaded by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Etymology, History, Historical, Syria, Syrian, Hurrian, Mittani, Subarian, Mesopotamia, Nuzi, Aram,...
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Aug 26, 2020 Terry J. Prewitt
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"Kinship Structures and the Genesis Genealogies," by Terry J. Prewitt, from Journal of Near Eastern Studies, Vol. 40, No. 2 (Apr., 1981), pp. 87-98, in 13 searchable pdf pages. "The approach of the essay is that of formal kinship analysis. Specifically, the analysis considers patterns of kinship relationship and principles of political organization which result from the combined genealogical materials on the key patriarchs of Israel." Uploaded by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Kinship, Bible, Old Testament, Genealogy, Patriarchs, Marriage, Customs, History, Historical,...
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Aug 25, 2020 Multiple authors
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Two Studies on Ancient Ethnobotany, in 25 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. The download contains: "Art and Artifact as Ethnobotanical Tools in the Ancient Near East with Emphasis on Psychoactive Plants," by William A. Emboden, Jr., from Ethnobotany: Evolution of a Discipline, edited by Richard Evans Schultes and Siri von Reis (Portland, Oregon, 1995), pp. 93-107; and "Gods and Plants in the Classical World," by Carl A. P. Ruck, pp. 131-143 from the same book. The...
Topics: Ethnobotany, Botany, Flora, Plants, Flowers, Herbs, Medicines, Religion, Drugs, Hallucinogens,...
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Aug 25, 2020 Pauline Albenda
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"Grapevines in Ashurbanipal's Garden," by Pauline Albenda, from Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research, No. 215 (Oct., 1974), pp. 5-17, in 14 searchable pdf pages, with plates. The author looks carefully at the flora in Assyrian reliefs of the 8th-7th centuries B.C., which accurately depict plants in Nineveh and in foreign lands. Internet Archive has a more extensive, but earlier, work on the same subject: The Flora of the Assyrian Monuments, by E. Bonavia (Westminster,...
Topics: Botany, Plants, Flora, Gardens, Gardening, History, Historical, Ancient, Mesopotamia, Assyria,...
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"The Words for 'Beet' in Three Interrelated Systems: Greco-Roman, Armenian and Arabic," by John A. C. Greppin, from Byzantion, vol. 60 (1990), pp. 145-163, in 20 searchable pdf pages. Uploaded by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Linguistics, Plant Names, Arabic, Armenian, Armenia, Greek, Latin, History, Historical,...
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Aug 22, 2020 Multiple authors
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Ancient and Medieval Organs, in 53 searchable pdf pages. The download contains two articles on the subject: "The Organ in the Early Middle Ages," by Helen Robbins Bittermann, from Speculum, Vol. 4, No. 4 (Oct., 1929), pp. 390-410; and "Early History of the Organ," by Willi Apel, from Speculum, Vol. 23, No. 2 (Apr., 1948), pp. 191-216.  Compiled by Robert Bedrosian. 
Topics: Music, Musical Instruments, Organs, Ancient, Medieval, History, Historical, Greece, Europe
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"The Natural History of the Tigris according to the Sumerian Literary Composition Lugal," by Wolfgang Heimpel, from Journal of Near Eastern Studies, Vol. 46, No. 4 (Oct., 1987), pp. 309- 317, in 10 searchable pdf pages. The article discusses an early Sumerian myth about the mountainous lands north of Sumer, the "birth" of the Tigris River, and the goddess called the "Lady of the Mountains." Uploaded by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Myths, Mythology, Folklore, Sumeria, Sumerian, Mountains, Rivers, Tigris, Ararat, Inanna
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"Some Greek and Arabic Words of the Byzantine Period in the Armenian  'Galen Dictionary'," by John A. C. Greppin, from Byzantion, Vol. 56 (1986), pp. 108-116, in 10 searchable pdf pages. In this article Greppin examines four words found in the 6th-century Greek-Armenian Dictionary to Galen: 1. Arabic 'alisfaqun, "sage"; 2. Greek nhnia, "lament"; 3. Arabic jarjar, "horse-bean"; and 4. Greek angurion, "cucumber." Uploaded by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Linguistics, Language, Plant Names, Botany, Flora, Arabic, Greek, Armenian, Medieval
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Aug 21, 2020 Multiple authors
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Two Studies on Medieval Gems, in 23 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages.  The download contains: "Mediaeval Gem Stones," by Urban T. Holmes, from Speculum , Vol. 9, No. 2 (Apr., 1934), pp. 195-204; and "Some Mediaeval Gems and Relative Values," by Eugene H. Byrne, from Speculum, Vol. 10, No. 2 (Apr., 1935), pp. 177-187.  Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Gems, Precious Stones, Jewels, Jewelry, History, Historical, Medieval, Europe, European, Wealth
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Aug 17, 2020 Michael Rostovtzeff
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The Social and Economic History of the Roman Empire (London, 1926), by Michael Rostovtzeff, in 1007 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. The download contains both volumes of this two-volume work, which concentrates on the socio-economic history of the early Roman Empire, though it extends to the period of Constantine (306-337). Attached to the document are links to additional resources. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: History, Historical, Rome, Roman Empire, Italy, Greece, Asia Minor, Economics, Economy, Ancient,...
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Aug 17, 2020 Arthur Christensen
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L'Iran sous les Sassanides (Copenhagen, 1936) by Arthur Christensen, in 564 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. This foundational work remains a major source on the Sassanians/Sasanids , a dynasty which ruled Iran and its neighbors from about 224 to 651. An article in Encyclopaedia Iranica by Jes. P. Asmussen (Christensen, Arthur Emanuel) describes the author's life and enduring contributions. Attached to the present document are links to additional resources. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: History, Historical, Iran, Persia, Iranian, Persian, Ancient, Medieval, Asia Minor, Caucasus,...
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Декоративное искусство средневековой Армении [Decorative Art of Medieval Armenia] (Leningrad, 1971), by Nona Stepanian and Harutyun Chakmakjian, in 224 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages.  Excellent text and plates, many in color. Attached to the document are links to additional resources.  Scanned by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Architecture, Art, Ornamentation, Decoration, Monuments, Churches, Monasteries, Armenia, Armenian,...
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Aug 12, 2020 Michael Rostovtzeff
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The Orient and Greece, by Michael Rostovtzeff (London, 1929), in 624 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. An account of human history in Mesopotamia, Egypt, and the Aegean from earliest times through the rise of Rome in the 2nd century B.C. Attached to the document are links to additional resources.  Maps of the ancient Near East, the Aegean, and neighboring areas from classical atlases also are available as a bookmarked pdf file. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: History, Historical, Remote, Ancient, Middle East, Near East, Mesopotamia, Sumerians, Babylonians,...
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Aug 11, 2020 Nicholas Adontz; Նիկողայոս Ադոնց
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Հայաստանը Հուստինիանոսի դարաշրջանում [Armenia in the Period of Justianian] (Erevan, 1987), by Nicholas Adontz, in 643 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. This is a masterful Armenian translation of Adontz' original Russian work (1908), done by E. H. and A. T. Xondkaryan. Nicholas Adontz (1871-1942), one of the greatest investigators of Armenian and Byzantine history, "left more than 80 monographs on the history and literature of Medieval Armenia,...
Topics: History, Historical, Ancient, Medieval, Armenia, Armenian, Byzantium, Byzantine Empire, Iran,...
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Aug 9, 2020 John A. C. Greppin
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"The Armenians and the Greek 'Geoponica,' " by John A. C. Greppin, from Byzantion, 1987, Vol. 57, No. 1 (1987), pp. 46-55, in 11 searchable pdf pages. In this fascinating article, the renowned linguist traces the lineage of the extant Greek Geoponica [Agricultural Pursuits], which dates from the 10th century, and a similar Armenian work known as Girk' Vastakots' [Book of Labors]. The Armenian version, though made in the 13th century, derives from Syriac and Arabic versions of...
Topics: Farming, Agriculture, Gardening, Manuals, History, Historical, Ancient, Medieval, Greek, Roman,...
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Aug 6, 2020 K. L. Hovhannisyan
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Էրեբունիի որմնանկարները [The Wall-Paintings of Erebuni]  (Erevan, 1973), in 206 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages, with many color and monochrome plates.  This work, in Armenian, Russian, and English, was written by Kostandin Hovhannisyan, and edited by Boris Piotrovsky. A Wikipedia entry describes the Urartian fortress of Erebuni (founded in 782 B.C.), from which the modern city of Erevan/Yerevan in Armenia takes its name. Attached to the document are links to...
Topics: Art, Architecture, Painting, Frescoes, History, Historical, Ancient, Urartu, Urartian, Erebuni,...
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Aug 4, 2020 Michael Rostovtzeff
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Rome, by Michael Rostovtzeff (London, 1928), translated from Russian by J. D. Duff, in 404 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. The period covered is from antiquity to the 4th century A.D. Internet Archive has other works by Rostovtzeff ; with more here . Many of his studies are unsurpassed, even a century later. Attached to the document are additional resources.  Maps of ancient Italy from classical atlases also are available as a bookmarked pdf file.  Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: History, Historical, Ancient, Remote, Antiquity, Rome, Italy, Roman, Italian, Etruria, Etruscans,...
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Aug 3, 2020 Multiple authors
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Памятники архитектуры Грузии [Architectural Monuments of Georgia] (Leningrad, 1973), in 160 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages, with over 100 plates. This excellent work is in Russian and English. Attached to the document are links to additional resources.  Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Architecture, Iberian, Iberia, Georgian, Georgia, Caucasus, Caucasian, Christianity, Churches,...
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Aug 3, 2020 Multiple authors
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Armenian Churches (Lisbon, 1970), in 252 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages, with over 200 monochrome plates.  This beautiful work, which is in Armenian, Russian, and English, is a publication of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. It contains photos of Armenian churches from historical Armenia, accompanied by descriptions of them written by the architect Baghdassar Arzoumanian. Attached to the document are links to additional resources. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Architecture, Art, Carving, Churches, Armenian, Armenia, History, Historical, Medieval, Monuments,...
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Aug 1, 2020 Claudia Rapp
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"Ritual Brotherhood in Byzantium," by Claudia Rapp, from Traditio, 1997, Vol. 52 (1997), pp. 285-326, in 43 searchable pdf pages. A Wikipedia entry describes the life and achievements of the renowned German Byzantinist. In this fascinating study, Rapp examines Byzantine historical, legal, and ecclesiastical sources of the 7th-15th centuries about a men's social network, which developed, changed, and endured for a thousand years and more in Asia Minor. Uploaded by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: History, Historical, Byzantium, Byzantine Empire, Networks, Marriage, Friendship, Asia Minor,...
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Aug 1, 2020 C.J.F. Dowsett
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"The Name and the Rôle of Σαραβλαγγας or Šahraplakan," by C.J.F. Dowsett, from Byzantion, 1951, Vol. 21, No. 2 (1951), pp. 311-321, in 12 searchable pdf pages. Dowsett describes what is known about a 7th-century Persian general called Shahrapghakan "Leopard of the Kingdom," from the Classical Armenian sources Sebeos and Movses Dasxurants'i, and the Byzantine Greek historian Theophanes. Uploaded by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Titles, Military, Persian, Iranian, Byzantium, Byzantine Empire, Armenia, Armenian, Heraclius,...
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"The Faculty of Medicine at Paris, Charlatanism, and Unlicensed Medical Practices in the Later Middle Ages," by Pearl Kibre, from Bulletin of the History of Medicine, January-February, 1953, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 1-20, in 21 searchable pdf pages. Uploaded by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Medicine, Medical, Doctors, Physicians, Surgeons, History, Historical, Medieval, Paris,...
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Aug 1, 2020 Michael the Syrian; Matti Moosa, translator
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From Creation to Alexander the Great from Michael Rabo's Chronicle. This is an extract from The Syriac Chronicle of Michael Rabo (Teaneck, N.J., 2014), pp. 20-78, translated by the distinguished historian and Syriac scholar, Matti Moosa. Moosa's accompanying footnotes compare and contrast other accounts of this period, which extends from Creation to the time of Alexander the Great. While the early part of the extract is mostly based on the Bible, Michael also used a number of ancient historical...
Topics: History, Historical, Ancient, Origins, Syriac, Syrian, Assyrian, Asori, Mesopotamia, Greece, Greek,...
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Jul 31, 2020 Alexander A. Vasiliev
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History of the Byzantine Empire 324-1453, by Alexander A. Vasiliev (Madison, 1952), in 856 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages, complete in one volume. This is a classic work by a profound historian.  Originally written in Russian (1917), it has been translated into many languages and repeatedly reissued, often in two volumes with continuous pagination.  The present edition, which is in the public domain, has underlining, but it is fully searchable. Book digitized by Google, OCR-ed by Hathi...
Topics: History, Historical, Asia Minor, Anatolia, Greece, Greek, Byzantium, Byzantine Empire, Roman...
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Jul 31, 2020 Alexander A. Vasiliev
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"Medieval Ideas of the End of the World: West and East," by A. A. Vasiliev, from Byzantion, 1942-1943, Vol. 16, No. 2 (1942-1943), pp. 462-502, in 42 searchable pdf pages. Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Jewish, Christian and Muslim expectations and fears about something that has yet to occur. Even the dreaded year 1000 passed without incident. Uploaded by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: History, Historical, Medieval, Roman, Rome, Byzantine, Byzantium, Constantinople, Jerusalem,...
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Jul 31, 2020 C.J.F. Dowsett
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"Cause, and Some Linguistically Allied Concepts, in Armenian," by C.J.F. Dowsett, from Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1970, Vol. 33, No. 1(1970), pp. 55-71, in 18 searchable pdf pages. Uploaded by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Linguistics, Armenian, Armenia, History, Historical, Ointments, Pastures, Etymology, Terminology,...
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Jul 28, 2020 Multiple authors
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Toros Taronatsi (Erevan, 1984), text by Emma Korkhmazian, in 30 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages, with beautiful color plates. The text is in Armenian, Russian, and English. T'oros (from Taron or Mush, to the south and west of Lake Van) was an artist and also a scholar who had studied at the University of Gladzor. He illustrated Armenian manuscripts in the early 1300s, and many of them have survived. Attached to the document are links to additional resources.  Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Art, Painting, Miniatures, Manuscripts, Armenia, Armenian, Taron, Mush, Lake Van, Churches,...
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Jul 28, 2020 C.J.F. Dowsett
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"Ancient Armenian Roller-Skates? " by C.J.F. Dowsett, from Geographical Journal, Mar., 1964, Vol. 130, No. 1, pp. 180-183, in 5 searchable pdf pages. Dowsett reviews information about ancient toboggans, snowshoes, and other winter footwear. Sources include Xenophon's Anabasis (4.5) which describes Armenians (around 400 B.C.) using snowshoes for themselves and their animals. Other sources mention Armenian toboggans. Strabo (11. 506) (64 B.C.-24 A.D.) describes Armenians using...
Topics: Skates, Toboggans, Snowshoes, Roller-Skates, History, Historical, Ancient, Armenia, Armenian,...
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Jul 27, 2020 David Marshall Lang
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"Supplementary Notes on Kiurike II, King of Lori in Armenia and His Coins," by David Marshall Lang, from Museum Notes (American Numismatic Society), 1954, Vol. 6 (1954), pp. 183-191, in 11 searchable pdf pages. There were several medieval kings with the name Kiwrike, and Lang investigates who might have minted the 11th-century coin in question, which has a rare inscription in Armenian. Uploaded by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Numismatics, Coins, Money, Caucasus, Mints, History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian, Georgia,...
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Jul 27, 2020 David Marshall Lang
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Studies in the Numismatic History of Georgia in Transcaucasia Based on the Collection of The American Numismatic Society,  by David M. Lang (New York, 1955), in 163 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages, with many plates.  The period covered is 400 B.C. through 1834 A.D. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian. Contents: 1. Introductory 2. The Classical Period 3. Sasanian and Arab Domination 4. The Golden Age of the Bagratids 5. Georgia under the Mongols 6. Georgia and the Empire of Trebizond 7. The...
Topics: Numismatics, Coins, Money, Georgia, Georgian, Iberia, Iberian, Caucasus, Mints, History,...
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Jul 25, 2020 Romilly Jenkins
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Byzantium: the Imperial Centuries A. D. 610-1071, by Romilly Jenkins (London, 1966), in 407 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages.  A Wikipedia entry describes the life and achievements of this important British Byzantinist. Attached to the document are links to additional resources. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: History, Historical, Byzantium, Byzantine Empire, Asia Minor, Anatolia, Balkans, Caucasus,...
Պուլկարաց պատմութիւնը անոնց ծագումէն մինչեւ մեր օրերը [History of the Bulgarians, from Their Origin to Our Days], by Arshak Alpoyachean (Varna, 1910), in 45 searchable pdf pages. Wikipedia has many entries about this ancient land in southeastern Europe which often played an important role in world affairs. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: History, Historical, Ancient, Medieval, Modern, Bulgaria, Bulgars, Bulghars, Balkans, Christianity,...
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Jul 22, 2020 Speros Vryonis, Jr.
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Three Studies on Balkan and Ottoman History, by Speros Vryonis, Jr., in 49 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages. These three related articles were published between 1970 and 1975. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.   Contents: 1. "The Conditions and Cultural Significance of the Ottoman Conquest in the Balkans," from Rapport at the IIè Congrès international des études du sud-est européen (Athens, 1970), pp. 3-10. Scanned from the reprint of Vryonis' articles in Byzantium: Its Internal...
Topics: History, Historical, Medieval, Balkans, Ottomans, Ottoman Empire, Turks, Turkish, Christianity,...
Արցախ-Ուտիքի Մանրանկարչությունը XIII-XIV դդ. [Miniatures of Artsakh-Utik in the 13th-14th Centuries], by Hravard Hagopian/Hakobyan (Erevan, 1989), in 160 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages, with numerous color plates.  This work is in Armenian, with Russian and English resumes. Attached to the document are links to additional resources. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Art, Painting, Illuminated Manuscripts, Miniatures, Armenia, Armenian, Medieval, Monasteries,...
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Jul 21, 2020 Arthur T. Gregorian
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Oriental Rugs and the Stories They Tell, by Arthur T. Gregorian (London, 1978, revised edition of 1967), in 255 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages, with many beautiful color plates. A Wikipedia entry describes the life, travels, and accomplishments of this successful rug dealer and collector of rare carpets. Attached to the document are links to additional resources. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Carpets, Rugs, Oriental Rugs, Art, Design, Weaving, Looms, Asia Minor, Anatolia, Caucasus, Iran,...
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Jul 20, 2020 Count W.H. Rüdt-Collenberg
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The Rupenides, Hethumides, and Lusignans. The Structure of the Armeno-Cilician Dynasties, by Count W.H. Rüdt-Collenberg (Paris, 1963), in 119 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. This important work on the dynasties of Cilicia is a  publication of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Armenian Library. A copy of the book's genealogical tables also appears as an attachment, with other resources. Scanned by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: History, Historical, Medieval, Cilicia, Armenia, Armenian, Cilician Armenia, Royalty, Nobility,...
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Jul 19, 2020 Speros Vryonis, Jr.
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"The Greeks under Turkish Rule," by Speros Vryonis, Jr., from Hellenism and the First Greek War of Liberation (1821-1830): Continuity and Change, ed. N. Diamandouros, J. Anton, J. Petropoulos, P. Topping, Institute for Balkan Studies (Thessaloniki, 1976), pp. 45-58, in 15 searchable pdf pages. The scan was made from the reprint in a collection of the author's articles: Studies on Byzantium, Seljuks, and Ottomans (Malibu, 1981), where it appears as article XIV. Scanned by Robert...
Topics: History, Historical, Hellenism, Medieval, Modern, Asia Minor, Anatolia, Turkey, Greek, Greece,...
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Jul 18, 2020 W. M. Ramsay
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Asianic Elements in Greek Civilization, by William M. Ramsay (London, 1927), in 311 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages.  These are reworked versions of the Gifford Lectures delivered in 1915-1916 at the University of Edinburgh. Internet Archive has other works by Ramsay , an important scholar of ancient Asia Minor. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian. Contents: 1. The Old-Ionians 2. The Mount of God 3. Epimenides 4. The Law of Land-ownership in Western Asia 5. Nemesis and Justice 6. The Two Vultures...
Topics: History, Historical, Geography, Asia Minor, Antiquity, Ancient, Greek, Greece, Roman, Republic,...
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Jul 17, 2020 Claude Cox
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"Introduction to the Zohrab Bible," by Claude Cox, in 36 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. Cox's excellent study, with extensive bibliography, first appeared with the reprint of the Venice 1805 text of the Armenian Bible (Delmar, N.Y., 1984), named after its diligent compiler, Hovhann Zohrabian/Zohrapian. The present scan was made from the reprint in Studies in Classical Armenian Literature (Delmar, N.Y., 1994), John A. C. Greppin, editor, pp. 227-261. Attached to the document are...
Topics: Bible, Biblical Studies, Armenian Bible, Editions, Classical Armenian, Grabar, Philology, Theology,...
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Jul 17, 2020 V. A. Abrahamyan
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Armenian Jewelry Art, from the Ancient Period to the Present, by V. A. Abrahamyan (Erevan, 1983), in 223 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages, with many color plates.  This work is in Armenian, Russian, and English, and covers about 3,000 years.  Attached to the document are links to additional resources.  Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Art, Jewelry, Necklaces, Bracelets, Belts, Rings, Brooches, Ornaments, Gems, Gold, Metalwork,...
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Jul 16, 2020 Robert Bedrosian
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Selected Magic Carpets. Oriental Rugs: Images and Texts, in 2 pdf pages.  This file has clickable links to beautiful antique oriental carpets at Google Images, Wikipedia, Internet Archive, The Ancient World Online (AWOL), Encyclopaedia Iranica, University of Pennsylvania online books library, Dumbarton Oaks, Project Gutenberg, Google Books, and the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Includes: Afghan, Armenian, Asia Minor/Anatolia, Azeri, Caucasian,...
Topics: Rugs, Carpets, Art, Oriental, Armenia, Asia Minor, Anatolia, Iran, Persia, Caucasus, Central Asia,...
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Jul 15, 2020 Aram Ter-Ghewondyan
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"Introduction to Agat'angeghos' History of the Armenians ," by Aram Ter-Ghewondyan, in three pdf pages. This is an English translation of Ter-Ghewondyan's remarks, which appear on pp. 503-506 of Agat'angeghay Patmut'iwn Hayots'/Agat'angeghos Hayots' Patmut'yun [Agat'angeghos' History of the Armenians] (Erevan, 1983), a publication of Erevan State University. The History is a 5th-century document (based on 4th-century sources) which describes the Christianization of Armenia and other...
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Jul 15, 2020 Speros Vryonis, Jr.
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"Islamic Sources for the History of the Greek People," from Indiana Social Studies Quarterly, XXXII, No. 1, Spring (1973), pp. 56-68, by Speros Vryonis, Jr., in 14 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. The scan was made from the reprint in a collection of the author's articles: Studies on Byzantium, Seljuks, and Ottomans (Malibu, 1981), where it appears as article II. Vryonis examines information from the 9th-century narrative historians al-Baladhuri, the 10th-century al-Nadim, and...
Topics: History, Historical, Byzantine, Byzantium, Greek, Arabic, Turkish, Asia Minor, Anatolia, Middle...
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Jul 15, 2020 Cyril Mango
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The Art of the Byzantine Empire 312-1453, Sources and Documents, by Cyril Mango (Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1972), in 275 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages. This useful book is almost entirely English translations of Byzantine sources about art, with brief categorizations and comments by Mango. Chapters: Constantine (312-337); From Constantine to Justinian (337-527); Justinian (527-65); From Justinian to Iconoclasm (565-726); The Period of Iconoclasm (726-842); The Middle Byzantine Period...
Topics: Art, Art History, Byzantine Empire, Byzantium, Asia Minor, Constantinople, Painting, Building,...
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Jul 13, 2020 Speros Vryonis, Jr.
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"Byzantine Δημοκρατια/Demokratia and the Guilds in the Eleventh Century," by Speros Vryonis, Jr., from Dumbarton Oaks Papers, Vol. 17 (1963), pp. 288-314, in 28 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. Vryonis examines Byzantine guilds and urban violence in 11th-century Asia Minor. Attached to the document are links to additional resources. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: History, Historical, Byzantine Empire, Byzantium, Constantinople, Guilds, Mobs, Cities, Urban...
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Jul 12, 2020 Multiple authors
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Յակոբ Յովնաթանեան/Hakob Hovnatanian (1806-1881) (Los Angeles, 1984), in 36 bookmarked pdf pages. This is a selection of portraits by the famous 19th-century Armenian artist.  A Wikipedia entry describes his remarkable life. The booklet is in Armenian and English, with text by Shahen Khachatrian. Attached to the document are links to additional resources. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Art, Portraiture, Armenian, Armenia, Painting, Fine Arts, Asia Minor, Caucasus, Russia, Persia
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Jul 12, 2020 Speros Vryonis, Jr.
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"Byzantine and Turkish Societies and their Sources of Manpower," by Speros Vryonis, from War, Technology and Society in the Middle East (London, 1975), V. J. Perry and M. E. Yapp, editors, pp. 125-152,  in 29 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. The scan was made from the reprint in a collection of the author's articles: Studies on Byzantium, Seljuks, and Ottomans (Malibu, 1981), where it appears as article III. Attached to the document are links to additional resources. Scanned by...
Topics: History, Historical, Byzantine, Byzantium, Asia Minor, Anatolia, Turkey, Middle Ages, Central Asia,...
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Jul 12, 2020 Agat'angeghos; Aram Ter-Ghewondyan, translator
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Ագաթանգեղայ Պատմութիւն Հայոց/Ագաթանգեղոս Հայոց Պատմություն [Agat'angeghos' History of the Armenians] (Erevan, 1983), a publication of Erevan State University, in 277 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. This edition has the Classical Armenian text edited by G. Ter-Mkrtch'yan and S. Kanayants' (1909) with a facing Modern Armenian translation and scholarly notes by Aram Ter-Ghewondyan. The History is a 5th-century document (based on 4th-century...
Topics: History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian, Religion, Christianity, Conversion, Gregory the...
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Jul 11, 2020 Manya Ghazarian; Multiple authors
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Հայկական գորգ [Armenian Carpet], by Manya Ghazarian/Ghazaryan (Los Angeles, 1988), in 290 bookmarked and searchable pages with over 200 stunning color plates.  This exquisite publication is in Armenian and English, and probably is the best treatment available in any language. Translated by Aida Froundjian, photographs by Boghos Boghosian, artistic editor Grigor Khandjian, and editor-in-chief Varteres Karagözian. There is a foreword full of praise from the renowned carpet expert...
Topics: Rugs, Carpets, Art, Oriental, Armenia, Asia Minor, Anatolia, Iran, Persia, Caucasus, Diaspora,...
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Jul 10, 2020 Arthur T. Gregorian; Joyce Gregorian Hampshire
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Armenian Rugs from the Gregorian Collection, by Arthur T. Gregorian and Joyce Gregorian Hampshire (Needham, MA., 1987), in 205 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages, with many color plates. Contents: Authors' Foreword, A Note on Armenian History, The Dating of Inscribed Armenian Rugs, Armenian Rugs of Anatolia, Armenian Rugs of the Caucasus, Armenian Rugs of Karabagh, Pictorial and Rose-Patterned Karabaghs, Armenian Rugs of the Diaspora, Afterword, List of Plates, Selected Bibliography.  Scanned...
Topics: Rugs, Carpets, Art, Oriental, Armenia, Asia Minor, Anatolia, Iran, Persia, Caucasus, Diaspora,...
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The Gregorian Collection, Antique Oriental Rugs of the Great Silk Route from Chinese Turkestan to Anatolia (Boston, 1974), in 66 searchable pdf pages, with many color plates. This is the catalog for an exhibit held at Wellesley College, with a foreword by Ann Gabhart, and a preface and notes by Arthur T. Gregorian. The carpets date from the 18th-19th centuries. Scanned by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Rugs, Carpets, Oriental, Asia, Central Asia, Anatolia, Iran, Persia, Caucasus, Weaving, Art
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Jul 8, 2020 Paul Z. Bedoukian
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Armenian Books, Early Printings, 1512-1700, an Exhibition from the Collection of Dr. Paul Z. Bedoukian (New York, 1975), in 22 searchable pdf pages, with many monochrome plates. This is the catalog, put together by Paul Bedoukian, for an exhibition which was held at the Museum of the Diocese of the Armenian Church in New York, during 1975. The text is in Armenian and English. Scanned by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Printing, Books, History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian
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Jul 8, 2020 Speros Vryonis, Jr.
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"Evidence on Human Sacrifice among the Early Turks," from Journal of Asian History, V (1971), pp. 140-146, by Speros Vryonis, in 8 searchable pdf pages. The scan was made from the reprint in a collection of the author's articles: Studies on Byzantium, Seljuks, and Ottomans (Malibu, 1981), where it appears as article IX. Vryonis examines this shamanistic practise of some Central Asian peoples, from sources beginning with Herodotus (5th century B.C.), and including Menander Protestor...
Topics: History, Historical, Ancient, Remote, Middle Ages, Customs, Practises, Central Asia, Turks, Altai,...
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Jul 8, 2020 Argam Ayvazian
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Ջուղա [Jugha], by Argam Ayvazian (Erevan, 1984) in 152 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages, with many rare photos. The book is in Armenian, with Russian and English resumes.  Jugha (or Julfa) is a city located in the district of Nakhichevan, in eastern Asia Minor, which historically has been part of  Armenian, Iranian, and Azerbaijani states. The author was born there, when it was an Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. A Wikipedia entry describes the history of the area.  Another...
Topics: History, Historical, Monuments, Art, Khachkars, Memorials, Tombstones, Buildings, Bridges,...
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Jul 7, 2020 Paul Z. Bedoukian
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Armenian Coins and Medals, an Exhibition from the Collection of Dr. Paul Z. Bedoukian (New York, 1971), in 24 searchable pdf pages, with many monochrome plates. This is the catalog, put together by Paul Bedoukian, for an exhibition of his coins and medals, which was held at the Museum of the Diocese of the Armenian Church in New York, in 1971. The text is in Armenian and English. Scanned by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Coins, Medals, History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian, Art
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Jul 7, 2020 Paul Z. Bedoukian
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Thirty Centuries of Armenian Metal Art, an Exhibition from the Collection of Dr. Paul Z. Bedoukian (New York, 1978), in 20 searchabe pdf pages, with many monochrome plates.  This is the catalog, put together by Paul Bedoukian, for an exhibition of metal objects, dating from earliest times through the 20th century and including weapons, coins, belts, jewelry, religious items, trays, and household objects, which was held at the AGBU Gallery in New York, during 1978. The text is in Armenian and...
Topics: Art, Metal, Jewelry, Coins, Weapons, Belts, Crosses, Basins, Chalices, History, Historical,...
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Jul 7, 2020 Paul Z. Bedoukian
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Armenian Ceramic Art, an Exhibition from the Collections of Tina and Haroutune Hazarian and Dr. Paul Z. Bedoukian (New York, 1982), in 26 searchable pdf pages, with many color plates. This is the catalog, put together by Paul Bedoukian, for an exhibition of beautiful ceramic items, mostly from the 16th-18th centuries, which was held at the Armenian Museum in New York, during the fall of 1982. The text is in Armenian and English. Scanned by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Art, Ceramics, Painting, Armenia, Armenian, History, Historical
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Jul 6, 2020 Multiple authors
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A History of Georgia [Kartlis Tskhovreba] (Tbilisi 2014), in 444 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages, Roin Met'reveli and Stephen Jones, editors. A publication of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences. Multiple scholars translated into English and commented on the sections of this important historical source about the Caucasian country of Georgia, from its earliest history through the early 14th century. The scan first was uploaded to Internet Archive by onoforzajuve in 2014. We have...
Topics: History, Historical, Iberia, Georgia, Georgian, Caucasus, Caucasian, Ancient, Medieval, Armenia,...
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Jul 5, 2020 Paul E. Zimansky
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Ancient Ararat: A Handbook of Urartian Studies, by Paul E. Zimansky (Delmar, N.Y., 1998), in 341 bookmarked and searchable pages.  A thorough bibliography with the material categorized and commented on under these topics: Culture, History, and Society; Language and Writing; Material Culture; Archaeological Surveys and Site Reports; The Rediscovery and Legacy of Urartu. Attached to the document are additional resources.  Scanned by Robert Bedrosian. Internet Archive also has Zimansky's Ecology...
Topics: History, Historical, Asia Minor, Urartu, Lake Van, Prehistory, Caucasus, Art, Archaeology,...
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Jul 3, 2020 Multiple authors
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Tzerun (Erevan, 1984), text by Hravard Hakobian, in 30 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages, with beautiful color plates. The text is in Armenian, Russian, and English. Tzerun/Tserun, a gifted miniature painter from the Lake Van area, illustrated Armenian manuscripts in the late 14th-early 15th centuries. Attached to the document are links to additional resources.  Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Art, Painting, Miniatures, Manuscripts, Armenia, Armenian, Van, Vaspurakan, Churches, Artists,...
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Jul 3, 2020 Speros Vryonis, Jr.
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"Byzantine Attitudes toward Islam during the Late Middle Ages," by Speros Vryonis, Jr., from Greek Roman and Byzantine Studies, XII (1971), pp. 263-286, in 25 searchable pdf pages. The scan was made from the reprint in a collection of the author's articles: Studies on Byzantium, Seljuks, and Ottomans (Malibu, 1981), where it appears as article VIII. Vryonis examines the reactions of Christians in Asia Minor as Byzantium lost territory to the Arabs and then to the Turks, and later lost...
Topics: History, Historical, Byzantium, Byzantine Empire, Asia Minor, Anatolia, Caliphate, Saljuqs,...
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Jul 2, 2020 A.H.M. Jones
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Constantine and the Conversion of Europe, by A.H.M. Jones (London, 1948), in 207 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages.  A Wikipedia entry describes the life and times of Constantine (272–337). Another entry describes his conversion to Christianity and its impact. Contents: Introduction; 1. The Crisis of the Empire; 2. Diocletian the Reformer; 3. Paganism and Christianity; 4. The Great Persecution; 5. Emperor of the Gauls; 6. The Conversion of Constantine; 7. The Donatist Controversy; 8. The...
Topics: History, Historical, Byzantium, Byzantine Empire, Emperors, Late Antiquity, Christianity,...
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Բուսանունների հայերեն, լատիներեն, ռուսերեն բառարան [Armenian-Latin-Russian Dictionary of Plant Names], by A. A. Gulyan and K. V. Balayan (Erevan, 2013), in 185 searchable pdf pages. This excellent work provides Armenian, Latin, and Russian names for 181 families of plants and 1229 genera, and also has alphabetical indices of the names in the back. Uploaded by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Botany, Plants, Flora, Armenia, Armenian, Dictionaries, Nomenclature
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Jul 1, 2020 Speros Vryonis, Jr.
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"The Byzantine Legacy and Ottoman Forms," by Speros Vryonis, Jr., from Dumbarton Oaks Papers, Vol. 23/24 (1969/1970), pp. 251-308, in 59 searchable pdf pages. "The goal of this paper is to examine the impact which the  institutions of Byzantium and the Turks had on one another and to assess elements of continuity and change." An important and intriguing study. Internet Archive has many other works by Vryonis. Attached to the document are links to additional resources....
Topics: History, Historical, Asia Minor, Byzantine Empire, Byzantium, Balkans, Serbs, Anatolia, Turkey,...
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Jul 1, 2020 Heinrich Gelzer
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Հետազօտութիւն հայ դիցաբանութեան [Research on Armenian Mythology], by Heinrich Gelzer (Venice, 1897), in 139 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. Internet Archive also has the German original of this study. Topics: Iranian influence; Gods of Syrian origin; National Armenian deities; Hellenistic (Greek) influence; Pagan Armenian theology. Attached to the document are links to additional resources.  Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Myths, Mythology, Folklore, Legends, Armenia, Armenian, Asia Minor, Caucasus, Mesopotamia, Syria,...
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Jul 1, 2020 Heinrich Gelzer
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"Zur armenischen Götterlehr," by Heinrich Gelzer, from Berichte der koniglichen sachischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften, 48 (1896), pp. 99-148, in 54 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. In this article, the great master examines the origins of deities worshipped by Armenians: Der Iranische Einfluss; Gottheiten syrischen Ursprungs; Die national-armenischen Gottheiten; Einfluss des Hellenismus; Armenische Theologie. Internet Archive also has an Armenian translation of this article....
Topics: Myths, Mythology, Folklore, Legends, Armenia, Armenian, Asia Minor, Caucasus, Mesopotamia, Syria,...
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Jul 1, 2020 Robert W. Thomson
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"Introduction to Agathangelos," by Robert W. Thomson, in 14 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages.  Thomson, a prolific translator of Classical Armenian texts, examines the 5th-century account of Agathangelos ("Good Messenger") about Armenia's conversion to Christianity. This scan was made from the reprint in Studies in Classical Armenian Literature (Delmar, N.Y., 1994), John A. C. Greppin, editor, pp. 15-26. Initially, it appeared as the Introduction to the reissue of the...
Topics: Church, Christianity, History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian, Folklore, Legend, Paganism,...
"Lazar P'arpets'i: The Historian of the Wars of Vardan and Vahan Mamikonean: an Introductory Essay and Critical Bibliography," by Dickran Kouymjian, in 43 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. Around the year 500, Lazar (Ghazar) wrote his History which describes major events of the century such as the creation of the Armenian alphabet, the Religious Wars of the Mamikoneans and their Christian partisans against an evangelical Zoroastrian Iran, and other events within Armenia and its...
Topics: History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian, Golden Age, Koriwn, Mashtots', Mamikoneans, Byzantium,...
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Jun 30, 2020 Krikor H. Maksoudian
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"Introduction to Koriwn's Life of Mashtots' ,"  by Krikor H. Maksoudian, in 29 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages.  The Life of Mashtots' is a 5th-century biography of the clerical creator of the Armenian alphabet, Mashtots', written by his student, Koriwn, and is a major source for the cultural history of early 5th-century Armenia. This scan was made from the reprint in Studies in Classical Armenian Literature (Delmar, N.Y., 1994), John A.C. Greppin, editor, pp. 101-127....
Topics: History, Historical, Alphabet, Literature, Writing, Armenia, Armenian, Golden Age, Koriwn,...