Book/Printed Material The Book of Fridays.

About this Item

Title

  • The Book of Fridays.

Summary

  • The first book printed in Armenian was the Urbathagirq (The book of Fridays), which was published in Venice in 1512 by Hakob Meghapart (Jacob the Sinner). Little is known about Hakob Meghapart, or why he styled himself "the Sinner" (or "the Sinful"). Armenia was at that time under the rule of the Ottoman Turks, and the Diaspora community played a critically important role in keeping alive the Armenian language and literary tradition. Written in Grabar (Classical Armenian), the book consists mainly of prayers and remedies for the sick, together with long quotations from the Narek, the collection of mystical poems by Saint Grigor Narekatsʻi (Gregory of Narek, 951--1003). This copy, from the National Library of Armenia, is bound with the Parzatumar (Armenian liturgical calendar), another of the books published in 1512--13 by Hakob Meghapart. It contains four engravings. The pages have titles, which are surrounded by decorative frames. At the end of the text is the cruciform printer's symbol in Latin letters, D.I.Z.A. The printing is in the manuscript style of bologir (rounded letters); capital letters are also used. The font is in two colors, black and red. The beginning of the book and certain sections are printed in red.

Names

  • Grigor, Narekatsʻi, Saint, 951-1003 Contributor.
  • Meghapart, Hakob Printer.

Created / Published

  • Venice : Publishing House of Hakob Meghapart, 1512.

Headings

  • -  Armenia
  • -  1512
  • -  Armenian poetry
  • -  Early printed books
  • -  Medicine, Medieval
  • -  Prayers

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 62 leaves (124 unnumbered pages) ; 16 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: National Library of Armenia.
  • -  Content in Classical Armenian.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021666884

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Grigor, NarekatsʻI, Saint, 951-1003 Contributor, and Hakob Printer Meghapart. The Book of Fridays. Venice: Publishing House of Hakob Meghapart, 1512. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666884/.

APA citation style:

Grigor, N. & Meghapart, H. P. (1512) The Book of Fridays. Venice: Publishing House of Hakob Meghapart. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666884/.

MLA citation style:

Grigor, NarekatsʻI, Saint, 951-1003 Contributor, and Hakob Printer Meghapart. The Book of Fridays. Venice: Publishing House of Hakob Meghapart, 1512. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021666884/>.