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The ArmeniansArt, Culture and Religion

Published by GILES in association with the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin

Published — (UK and USA)

Dimensions — 96 pages, 270 x 205mm (8 x 10 5/8 in.), portrait

Illustrations — 60 colour illustrations

Format — Paperback

Price — Uk£12.95 / US$24.95

ISBN — 978-1-904832-37-9

Book Details (pdf) — Armenians_ai.pdf

Press Release — New study vividly brings to life sixteen...

Sales Points

"An attractive, informative, and accessible book" Marc A. Mamigonian, Director of Programs and Publications, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research

About the Book

The first accessible study of the Armenian people and their history as seen through Armenian art, literature, language and religion, this volume takes as its starting point the internationally important collection of Armenian illuminated manuscripts in the collection of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin. The authors have selected over 20 of the rarest and most beautiful manuscripts to tell the history of the Armenian people, their art and literature, from the time when the Arsacid Armenian dynasty ended in 428 and the first Armenian kingdom was divided into Greater Armenia, to the East, under Iranian rule, and Lesser Armenia, to the West, under the Byzantine Empire, through the cultural renaissance of the New Julfa Armenians during the 17th century, to the Ottoman genocide of 1915 and the creation of the Armenian Diaspora. They draw on a wide range of comparative and contextual material, including 40 colour images of key monuments and historic sites, engravings and contemporary religious ceremonies.

About the Author(s)

Dr. Nira Stone is Lecturer in the Departments of History of Art and Armenian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in Early Christian and Byzantine Art and Armenian Art of the Middle Ages. Recent publications include The Kaffa Lives of the Desert Fathers: A Study in Armenian Manuscript Illumination (Leuven, 1997). Professor Michael Stone is Professor of Armenian Studies and Gail Levin de Nur Professor of Religious Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Recent publications include The Armenians in Jerusalem and the Holy Land, with R.R. Ervine and Nira Stone (eds.), Hebrew University Armenian Studies, 4 (Leuven, 2002) and a poetic translation of the epic Adamgirk‘: The Adam Book of Arak‘el of Siwnik‘ (Oxford, 2007).