The History of Vartan

The History of Vartan

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Armenia was first evangelised at the end of the third by St Gregory the Illuminator Caesarea in Cappadocia, and the Armenians were the first people to accept Christianity as a nation. 'A History of Vartan' is among the most important of the surviving historical works from the so-called 'Golden Age' of Armenian literature in the fifth century BC. Written by Elisaeus, secretary to the Armenian General, Vartan, the work describes the struggle between the Armenian people and the invading Persians whose fierce persecution of the Christians served but to strengthen the religious zeal of that nation. This translation, first published in 1830, is taken from a copy of the origibnal work made in AD 616. It is one of the few primary sources for the study of the history of the Armenian nation and, consequently, of the later conquests by Islamic powers. This facsimile edition contains the invaluable annotations of the original work.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 111 pages
  • 140 x 220mm
  • Darf Publishers Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • Armenian
  • 1850771561
  • 9781850771562