A Reference Guide to Modern Armenian Literature, 1500-1920: With an Introductory History

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Kevork B. Bardakjian
Wayne State University Press, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 714 pages
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A comprehensive guide to Armenian writers and literature spanning five centuries. Combining features of a reference work, bibliographic guide, and literary history, it records the output of almost 400 authors who wrote both in Armenia and in the communities of the Armenian diaspora. Presents a general history of the literature, with chapters devoted to a single century and prefaced by information on the era's social, cultural, and religious milieus; followed by a section of biobibliographical entries for Armenian authors, a section of bibliographies and reference works, and a listing of anthologies of literature both in Armenian and in translation. Includes references to earlier authors and to sources of influence, both Armenian and non-Armenian. A final section contains bibliographies devoted to particular genres and periods, such as minstrels, folklore, and prosody. A thematic discussion of the works of more than 150 poets, historians, monks, and others highlights the themes that captured the imagination of Armenian authors.--From publisher description.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
11
Transcription of Armenian
15
A General History of Armenian
21
The Seventeenth Century
46
The Eighteenth Century
74
The Nineteenth Century
99
The First Two Decades 750
150
19201990
207
General Bibliographies of Armenian Literature
589
Studies of Shorter Periods
598
Anthologies in Armenian
625
Asuls Minstrels
633
Literary Influences
641
Prosody
647
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Kevork Bardakjian is Professor of Armenian Language and Literature in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan.

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