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Church and Culture in Early Medieval Armenia



ISBN 9780860787877
Published July 7, 1999 by Routledge
384 Pages

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Book Description

The articles here aim to develop and expand Professor Garsoïan’s earlier research on the bilateral influences on Early-Christian Armenia, between Byzantium and the Sasanians. On the one hand, they continue her examination of Armenia’s essentially Iranian society and institutions in the 4th-7th centuries; on the other, they are directed to an investigation of its autocephalous Church. This maintained relations with the Antiochene Christological school it shared with the Church of Persia longer than has been generally admitted, but simultaneously brought about an ideological transformation through which Christianity came to define the Armenian identity in the national tradition.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; The enigmatic figure of bishop Å ahak of Manazkert; Acace de Mélitène et la présence de dyophysites en Arménie au début du Ve siècle; Some preliminary precisions on the separation of the Armenian and imperial Churches: I. The presence of ’Armenian’ bishops at the first five oecumenical councils; Quelques précisions préliminaires sur le schisme entre les Églises byzantine et arménienne au sujet du concile de Chalcédoine: II. La date et les circonstances de la rupture; Quelques précisions préliminaires sur le schisme entre les Églises byzantine et arménienne au sujet du concile de Chalcédoine: III. Les évêchés méridionaux limitrophes de la Mésopotamie; Armenia Megale kai eparkhia Mesopotamias; The early-mediaeval Armenian city: an alien element; T’agaworanist kaleankc ’ kam ’banak arkc uni: les residences royales des Arsacides arméniens; Notes préliminaires sur l’anthroponymie arménienne du Moyen Age; L’art iranien comme témoin de l’armement arménien sous les Arsacides; The two voices of Armenian mediaeval historiography: the Iranian index; Reality and myth in Armenian history; The problem of Armenian integration into the Byzantine empire; Index of names.

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Nina G. Garsoïan, Emerita, Columbia University, USA

Reviews

'Garsoian has accomplished a thorough reinterpretation of Armenia's early history... no student of eastern Christianity can afford to ignore her intricate portrait of early Armenian Christianity.' Religious Studies Review