The Kingdom of Armenia: A History

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Psychology Press, 2001 - History - 350 pages
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While the majority of contemporary works on Armenia concentrate on the modern era, The Kingdom of Armenia takes its beginning in the third century BC, with the ancient literate peoples of Mesopotamia who had commercial interests in the land of Armenia, and continues with a comprehensive overview through to the end of the Middle Ages.
 

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Contents

Chronology of the Ancient Near East
11
Preface
19
Introduction
21
Some milestones in the ancient history of the Near East
25
The Kingdom of Urartu
41
The Land of Armenia
43
The Lost Kingdom of Urartu
45
The rise of the Kingdom of Urartu
53
Towns buildings in 14 Trade commerce
117
Religion of Urartu
136
Art of Urartu
143
Military equipment costume
162
A brief review
169
The Kingdom of Armenia
175
Introduction
177
Early history
180

The first known king of Urartu
61
The first Vannic inscriptions
68
Ishpuini the Establisher 828810 BC Menua the Conqueror 810785 BC
71
Argishti I 785753 BC and the Zenith of Urartian military power
77
The Golden Age of Vannic power
93
Urartu Assyria at peace
97
The last kings of Urartu
103
The Royal House of Ervand the Orontids
185
The Royal House of Artashes the Artaxiads
193
Epilogue 276
Z-76
Notes
305
Bibliography
331
Index
341
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About the author (2001)

M. Chahin lectured on the Ancient History of the Near East at the University of Bristol.

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