Languages and Cultures of Eastern Christianity: Armenian
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This volume brings together a set of key studies on the history and culture of Christian Armenia, many translated into English specially for this publication, along with a substantial new introduction.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction; Bibliography; Part I Christianization and Conversion; Pre-Christian Armenian religion, J.R. Russell; Mission, conversion and Christianization: the Armenian example, R.W. Thomson; The Synod of ValarÅ¡apat (491) and the date of the conversion of the Kingdom of Greater Armenia to Christianity, A. Mardirossian. Part II Liturgy and Confession: Armenia’s liturgy at the crossroads of neighbouring traditions, G. Winkler; An Armenian Job fragment from Sinai and its implications, S.P. Cowe; St Nerses Å norhali in dialogue with the Greeks: a prophet of ecumenism in the 12th century, L.B. Zekiyan; The Council of Sis, D. Bundy. Part III Monks and Holy Men: Re-reading Apocryphal texts in Armenian: the example of the legend of the Apostolate of Thaddeus in Armenian, V. Calzolari Bouvier; A note on the monasteries founded during the reign of King Abas I Bagratuni, K. Maksoudian; The life of Gregory of Narek: a critical look, H. Tamrazyan. Part IV The Bible, Canon and Commentary: The vision of Enoch the Just and medieval Apocalypses, A. HultgÃ¥rd; Is there an Armenian tradition of exegesis, R.W. Thomson; Biblical interpretation in the epic poetry of Grigor Magistros, A. Terian. Part V Art and Architecture: Armenian gospel illumination and the classical tradition, D. Kouymjian; Building churches in Armenia: art at the borders of empire and the edge of the canon, C. Maranci. Part VI Historical Writing: Between Moses and Muhammad: reflections on Armenian historiography, J.-P. Mahé. Part VII Constructions of Kingship: the locus of the death of kings: Iranian Armenia - the inverted image, N.G. GarsoÃ¯an; The Church of the Holy Cross and iconography of kingship, L. Jones; Imperial aspirations: Armenian Cilicia and Byzantium in the 13th century, H.C. Evans; Index.
Dr Tim Greenwood is a Senior Lecturer in the School of History at the University of St Andrews, UK