Two bibliographies of Late Ancient and Medieval Armenia and Georgia

An Introductory Bibliography for Armenia and Georgia in Late Antiquity

An October, 1996 request to the discussion list LT-ANTIQ for a bibliography on Armenia in Late Antiquity produced a number of suggestions, not only for this subject, but for Late Antique Georgia, too. Contributers included Ian Colvin, Gerald E. Ottenbreit, Jr., Edward G. Mathews, Jr., and Steve Rapp. Gerald Ottenbreit generously provided some corrections and amplifications. Any remaining errors are those of the compiler, Steve Muhlberger.

Additional Bibliography for Late Antique and Medieval Armenia and Georgia

In the summer of 1997, Levon Avdoyan of the Library of Congress offered some additional bibliography, not only for the period of Late Antiquity but for the Middle Ages as well. His contribution is gratefully acknowledged and included here for the use of scholars of the region.

An Introductory Bibliography for Armenia and Georgia in Late Antiquity

Bibliographic Material for Armenia

Thomson, R. A Bibliography of Classical Armenian Literature to 1500 A.D. (Brepols, 1995).

Primary Sources for Armenia

Agathangelos. History of the Armenians, trans. Robert W. Thomson (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1976).

Elishe. History of Vardan and the Armenian War, trans. Robert W. Thomson (Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press, 1982).

Garsoian, Nina G. (trans.). The Epic Histories Attributed to P'awstos Buzand (Cambridge: Harvard Univesity Press, 1989).

Ghazar, P`arpets`i. The History of Lazar P`arpec`i, trans. Robert W. Thomson (Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 1991.

Lewond. History of Lewond: The Eminent Vardapet of the Armenians, trans. Zaven Arzoumanian (Philadelphia, PA: St. Sahag and St. Mesrob Armenian Church, 1982).

Koriwn. Life of Mashtots (Delmar, NY, 1985).

Sebeos. Sebeos' History, trans. Robert Bedrosian (New York: Sources of the Armenian Tradition, 1985).

Bishop Ukhtanes of Sebastia. History of Armenia, Part II: History of the Severance of the Georgians from the Armenians, trans. Zaven Arzoumanian (Fort Lauderdale: By the author, 1985).

Secondary Sources for Armenia

Adontz, N. Armenia in the Period of Justinian (Lisbon, 1970)

Adontz, N. Etudes Armeno-Byzantines (Lisbon, 1965)

Blockley, R.C. Eastern Roman Foreign Policy: Formation and Conduct from Diocletian to Anastasius (Leeds: Francis Cairns, 1992).

Chamich, M. History of Armenia, 2 vols. (repr. N.Y., 1990)

Garsoian, Nina G. Armenia Between Byzantium and the Sasanians (London: Variorum Reprints, 1985).

Grousset, R. Histoire de l'Armenie (repr. Paris, 1984)

Fowden, Garth. Empire to Commonwealth: Consquences of Monotheism in Late Antiquity (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1993).

Iskanyan, V.K. Hay-Byuzandakan Haraberutyunnere IV-VII dd (Armenian-Byzantine Relations, 4th-7th Centuries) (Erevan: Gitelik, 1991). In Armenian.

Russel, J. "Zoroastrianism in Armenia," dissertation, Harvard (Cambridge, 1987).

Toumanoff, Cyril. Studies in Christian Caucasian History (Georgetown University Press, 1963).

Primary sources for Georgia

Thomson, R.W. Rewriting Caucasian History (1996).

Secondary sources for Georgia

Braund, David. Georgia in Antiquity: A History of Colchis and Transcaucasian Iberia, 550 BC-AD 562 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994).

Braund, David. Rome and the Friendly King: The Character of the Client Kingship (London: Croom Helm; New York: St. Martin's Press, 1984)

Javaxisvili, Ivane Aleksandres ze. Kartveli eris istoria, 5th ed. (Tbilisi: Stalinis saxelobis Tbilisis saxelmcipo universitetis gamomcemloba, 1960).

Martin-Hisard, B. "Christianisme et Eglise dans le monde georgien," in Histoire du Christianisme des origines a nos jours, vol. 4 (1993), chapter 3.

Rayfield, Donald. The Literature of Georgia: A History (Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 1994).

Tamarati, Michel. L'eglise georgienne des origines jusqu'a nos jours (Rome: Societe typographico-editrice romaine, 1910).

Tarchnisvili, Michael. Geschichte der kirchlichen georgischen Literatur auf Grund des ersten Bandes der georgischen Literaturgeschichte von K. Kekelidze (Vatican City: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 1900, 1983).

Toumanoff, Cyril. Studies in Christian Caucasian History (Georgetown University Press, 1963).

Additional Bibliography for Late Antique and Medieval Armenia and Georgia

Primary Armenian

Agatangeghos, Patmutiwn Hayots [History of the Armenians] (Delmar, N.Y.: Caravan Books, 1980).
A facism. reproduction of the 1909 Tiflis ed., with an introd. by Robert W. Thomason.

Aristakes, Lastiverttsi, Vardapet, 11th cent, Recit des malheurs de la nation armenienne(Brussels: Editions de Byzantion, 1973).

Avdoyan, Levon, Pseudo-Yovhannes Mamikonean, The history of Taron (Patmutiwn Taronoy): historical investigation, critical translation, and historical and textual commentaries (Atlanta, Ga.: Scholars Press, 1993).

Pseudo-Callisthenes. The romance of Alexander the Great: an English translation of an Armenian version of The Life of Alexander of Macedon (Ann Arbor: University Microfilms, 1965).

David, the Invincible. Definitions and divisions of philosophy (Chico, Calif.: Scholars Press, 1983).

Eznik, Koghbatsi, Bishop of Bagrewand, 5th cent. De Deo (Turnhout: Brepols, 1989).

Ghewond, Erets, 8th cent. History of Lewond, the eminent vardapet of the Armenians (Wynnewood, Penn. St. Sahag and St. Mesrob Armenian Church, 1982).

Grigor, of Akanc, 13th cent. History of the nation of the archers (the Mongols) (Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1954).

Hazard, H.W., (ed.). Receuil des historiens des croisades: Documents armeniens, 2 vols. (n.p., 1869-1906).

Hewsen, Robert H., The geography of Ananias of Sirak: Asxarhacoyc, the long and the short recensions (Wiesbaden: Reichert, 1992).
A fifth or sixth century work also attributed to Moses of Khoren.

Hovhannes V, Catholicos of Armenia, d. 925 History of Armenia (Atlanta, Ga. : Scholars Press, 1987).
Translation of: Patmutiwn Hayots.

Kirakos, Gandzaketsi, 1201-1271. Kirakos Gandzaketsis history of the Armenians (New York: Sources of the Armenian Tradition, 1986).

Matthew, of Edessa, 12th cent. Armenia and the Crusades: tenth to twelfth centuries: the Chronicle of Matthew of Edessa (Lanham: National Association for Armenian Studies and Research ; University Press of America, 1993).

Moses Kalankatuaci, The history of the Caucasian Albanians, tr. C.J.F. Dowsett. (London: Oxford University Press, 1961).

Sebeos, Bishop of Bagratunik, 7th cent. Storia (Verona: Casa Editrice Mazziana, 1990).

Sebeos, Bishop of Bagratunik, 7th cent. Sebeos' history (New York: Sources of the Armenian Tradition, 1985).

Smbat, Sparapet, 1208-1276. La chronique attribuee au Connetable Smbat (Paris: Librairie Orientaliste Paul Geuthner, 1980).

Thomas Artsruni, Vardapet, 10th cent. History of the House of the Artsrunik (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1985).

Vardan, Arewelti, ca. 1198-1271. The historical compilation of Vardan Arewelci (Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Trustees for Harvard University, 1989).
The work is also known under title: Patmutiwn tiezerakan.

Secondary Armenian

Deeters, Gerhard, Armenisch und kaukasische Sprachen (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1963).

Der Nersessian, Sirarpie, The Armenians (London, Thames & Hudson, 1969).

Edwards, Robert W., The fortifications of Armenian Cilicia (Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1987).

Hovannisian, Richard G., ed., The Armenian People from Ancient Times to Modern Times. Volume I: The Dynastic Periods: From Antiquity to the Fourteenth Century. (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997).

Manandian, Hakob, The trade and cities of Armenia in relation to ancient world trade (Lisbon: 1965)

Nersessian, Vrej, Armenia Oxford: Clio Press, 1993).

Nersessian, Vrej, An index of articles on Armenian studies in Western journals (London: Luzac, 1976).

Russell, James R., Zoroastrianism in Armenia (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, 1987).

Salmaslian, Armenag. Bibliographie de l'Armenie, new ed., (Erevan: Editions de l'Academie des sciences de la R.S.S. de l'Armenie, 1969).

Ter-Ghevondian, A. N. The Arab emirates in Bagratid Armenia (Lisbon: Armenian Library of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 1976).

Thierry, Jean Michel. Armenian art (New York: H.N. Abrams, 1989).

Dictionary of the Middle Ages: Vol. 1 (1982):

Albania (Caucasian) (Hewsen), 123-125;
Armenia, Geography (Garsoian), 470-474;
Armenia, History of (Garsoian), 474-488;
Armenia, Social Structure (Garsoian), 488-491;
Armenian Alphabet (Maksoudian), 491f.;
Armenian Church, Doctrines and Councils (Maksoudian), 498-501;
Armenian Church, Structure (Maksoudian), 502-505;
Armenian Literature (Maksoudian), 507-512;
Armenian Muslim Emirates (Garsoian), 512-514;
Armenian Rite (Winkler), 516f.;
Armenian Saints (Maksoudian), 517-521.
Dictionary of the Middle Ages: Volume 3 (1983):
Cilician Kingdom (Atamian), 390-394;
Cilician-Roman Church Union (Atamian), 394f.

Georgian Primary

Brosset, M., comp. and tr. Histoire de la Georgie depuis l'antiquite jusqu'au XIXe siecle. 3pts. in 4 v., (St. Petersburg, 1849- 1858).

Lang, David Marshall, ed. and tr., Lives and legends of the Georgian saints, 2nd ed., revised (Crestwood, N.Y.: St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1976).

Karst, Josef, Le code de Vakhtang VI [1675-1737] (Strasbourg: Heitz & Cie, 1934).

Rustaveli, Shota, 12th/13th cent, The man in the panther's skin: a romantic epic (London: Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, 1966).

Vaxusti Bagrationi, Description geographique de la Georgie (St. Petersburg, 1842).

Georgian Secondary

Deeters, Gerhard, Armenisch und kaukasische Sprachen (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1963).

Lang, David Marshall, The Georgians (London: Thames & Hudson, 1966).

Dictionary of the Middle Ages, Volume 5 (1985)

Georgia: Geography and Ethnology (Hewsen), 402-404;
Georgia: Political History (Suny), 404-407;
Georgian Art and Architecture (Djobadze), 407-412;
Georgian Church and Saints (van Esbroeck), 412-414;
Georgian Language (Aronson), 414-416;
Georgian Literature (Thomson), 416-418;
Georgians (Iberians) (Suny), 419f.
Dictionary of the Middle Ages: Volume 7 (1986)
Kartlis Cxovreba (Russell), 222f.
Last updated October 3, 1997.

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