The Heritage of Armenian Literature: From the oral tradition to the Golden Age

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Armenian written literature originated almost sixteen centuries ago with the invention of the Armenian alphabet in A.D. 405. Throughout history, the Armenian people have fought for the retention of their religion and national identity. The Heritage of Armenian Literature is the first anthology of Armenian literature in English translation to take a comprehensive approach to capturing the essence of the literature of the period covered.

Agop J. Hacikyan, Gabriel Basmajian, Edward S. Franchuk, and Nourhan Ouzounian preserve the Armenian literary tradition in this collection of songs, epics, folk tales, poetry, and theological and philosophical works. Beginning with the oral tradition and continuing through the golden age of Armenian literature in the fifth century, the editors place the literature in historical and literary context with introductory essays to each section.

Students and scholars of Armenian literature and history, Middle Eastern languages and cultures, and Byzantine and Russian studies will find this anthology indispensable.

 

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Preface
9
Introduction
17
Tur ORAL TRADITIoN
23
Second CYCLE
43
4Lyric PoETRY
59
Tur CoNversion to CHRISTIANITY
75
º The ARMENIAN ALPHABET
83
The Golden AGE
93
9sanax PARTEv
107
Acarnasorios
117
KoRIUN
149
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Hacikyan is a Canadian university professor and writer of Armenian descent.

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