Book/Printed Material History of Armenia : from B. C. 2247 to the year of Christ 1780, or 1229 of the Armenian era

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Title

  • History of Armenia : from B. C. 2247 to the year of Christ 1780, or 1229 of the Armenian era

Summary

  • History of Armenia, from B. C. 2247 to the year of Christ 1780, or 1229 of the Armenian era is a translation of an abridged version of the three-volume history of Armenia, originally written in Armenian by Father Mik'ayel Ch'amch'yants' and published in Venice in 1784-86. Ch'amch'yants' was born in Istanbul in 1738, and in 1762 he became a member of the Armenian Catholic Mekhitarist order at the St. Lazar Monastery in Venice. Written in chronicle style and based on Armenian and non-Armenian primary source materials, this work by Ch'amch'yants' was the first critical examination of the history of the Armenian people. In 1811 Ch'amch'yants' produced an abridged version of the history, which Hovhannēs Avdaleantsʻ (Johannes Avdall) translated into English and which was published in Calcutta (present-day Kolkata) in 1827. The translation includes a dedication by Avdaleantsʻ to the Asiatic Society of Bengal, a preface by Avdaleantsʻ containing an overview of the history of Armenia and assessments of the most important Armenian historians, and a postscript containing a summary of events in Armenia from 1780 to 1827. World Digital Library.

Contributor Names

  • Chʻamchʻyantsʻ, Mikʻayel, 1736-1823
  • Avtaliantz, John

Created / Published

  • Calcutta, Printed at Bishop's college press, by H. Townsend, 1827.

Subject Headings

  • -  Armenia--History

Notes

  • -  A translation of the author's abridgment (published in 1811) of his History of Armenia (issued originally in 1786 in 3 large quarto vols.) cf. Pref.

Medium

  • 2 v. fronts. (fold. map, fold. pl.) fold. pl. 22 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • DS175 .C4

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 05013161

OCLC Number

  • 3465949

Online Format

  • pdf
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Chicago citation style:

ChʻAmchʻYantsʻ, MikʻAyel, and John Avtaliantz. History of Armenia: from B.to the year of Christ 1780, or 1229 of the Armenian era. Calcutta, Printed at Bishop's college press, by H. Townsend, 1827. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/05013161/.

APA citation style:

ChʻAmchʻYantsʻ, M. & Avtaliantz, J. (1827) History of Armenia: from B.to the year of Christ 1780, or 1229 of the Armenian era. Calcutta, Printed at Bishop's college press, by H. Townsend. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/05013161/.

MLA citation style:

ChʻAmchʻYantsʻ, MikʻAyel, and John Avtaliantz. History of Armenia: from B.to the year of Christ 1780, or 1229 of the Armenian era. Calcutta, Printed at Bishop's college press, by H. Townsend, 1827. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/05013161/>.