The Heritage of Armenian Literature: From the sixth to the eighteenth century

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Agop Jack Hacikyan, Gabriel Basmajian, Edward S. Franchuk, Nourhan Ouzounian
Wayne State University Press, 2002 - Literary Collections - 1108 pages
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The second of a three-volume comprehensive anthology of Armenian literature in English translation, this work covers the medieval period.

The second volume of The Heritage of Armenian Literature continues the highly acclaimed and monumental project of presenting Armenia's literary treasures to an English-speaking audience. Nowhere else can students and general readers easily find a comprehensive, English-language guide to these masterpieces, complete with important background information and vivid, accurate translations of key sample passages. Volume 2 takes readers through the medieval period up to the eighteenth century.

As in the previous volume, the editors here offer a wide and varied range of readings that encompasses the literary panorama of this ancient civilization. They situate each work as extensively as possible within its theological, historical, and philosophical contexts, while highlighting aspects that will be meaningful to readers in light of modern scholarship.

 

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Contents

Preface
19
Transcription of the Armenian Alphabet
25
SAHAKDUKHT SIUNETSI EIGHTH CENTURY
162
from The History of the Caucasian Albanians
172
From the Tenth to the Fourteenth Century
179
KHOSROvANDZEVATSI D 964
243
Scribal Colophon
249
GRIGOR NAREKATSI c 95i0 1003
274
from The History of the Province of Siunik
554
If There Is a Perfume to Unhinge Deaths Door
561
KHACHATUR KECHARETSI 12601331
567
from Father Mkhitar on Images
573
GRIGOR AKNERTSI THIRTEENTH CENTURY
583
NIKOGHAYOS STAMPOLTSI SIXTEENTH CENTURY
776
STEPANOS TOKHATETSI 1558c 1630
783
Song and Lament on the City of Eudocia
789

Ode to the Resurrection
304
THE ANONYMOUS STORYTELLER PSEUDOSHAPUH
308
STEPANOS TARONETSI TENTH TO ELEVENTH
316
GRIGOR MAGISTROS PAHLAVUNJ 9901058
323
from ThousandLine Poem to Manuche
329
VARDAN ANETSI c TENTH CENTURY
344
HOVHANNES SARKAVAG IMASTASER c 10471129
350
Hovhannes the Priest to Sargis on His Tagh Poems
361
MATTEOS URHAYETSI YEDESIATSI D 1144
370
GRIGOR PAHLAVUNI c 10931166
389
NERSES SHNORHALI c 11011173
391
from Elegy for Edessa
410
from The Encyclical of Lord Nerses Catholicos of
420
MKHITAR HERATSI 11201200
427
from Fables
435
GRIGOR MARASHETSI TWELFTH CENTURY
446
NERSES LAMBRONATSI 11531198
458
from Reflections
471
KHACHATUR TARONETSI TWELFTH TO THIRTEENTH
477
VARDAN AREVELTSI c 12001271
486
KIRAKOS GANDZAKETSI 12001271
493
HAKOB KLAYETSI 12001286
502
HOVHANNES PLUZ YERZNKATSI c 12301293
516
The Tongue of the Righteous Man
520
from Protest
529
KHACHATUR TOKHATETSI B 1570
795
NERSES MOKATSI c 15751625
804
from Preface to the Commentary on Proclus
811
DAVIT BAGHISHETSI c 16101673
817
HAKOB KARNETSI B 1619
824
Colophon to De virtutibus
830
ZAKARIA SARKAVAG KANAKERTSI 16271699
838
The Armenian Sharakan Tradition
881
HOVHAN MANDAKUNI 420491
902
DZORAPORETSI D 708
908
KHOSROVIDUKHT GOGHTNATSI EIGHTH CENTURY
916
HOVHANNES SARKAVAG IMASTASER c 10471129
924
NERSES SHNORHALI 11011173
933
This Day He Rose from the Dead
939
KHACHATUR TARONETSI TWELFTH TO THIRTEENTH
946
KIRAKOS YERZNKATSI c 12701356
952
INTRODUCTION
963
ARMENIAN FOLK EPIC
991
INTRODUCTION
1023
NAHAPET KUCHAK D 1592
1039
Wild Bird
1043
Cats and Rats
1056
Have Seen Thee Mistress Mine
1070
Index
1083
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Hacikyan is a Canadian university professor and writer of Armenian descent.

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