Book/Printed Material Song Book by Hakob Meghapart.

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Title

  • Song Book by Hakob Meghapart.

Summary

  • Tagharan (Song book), a collection of odes for the soul and the body, was one of the first five books published by Hakob Meghapart (Jacob the Sinner), who established the first Armenian printing press in Venice in 1512. 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 critical role in keeping alive the Armenian language and literary tradition. The book is written in Grabar (Classical Armenian). The pages have titles, each surrounded by frames. Frames from other works printed by Hakob Meghapart are used, including the 16 frames in the Parzatumar (Armenian liturgical calendar) and frames from the Aghhtark' (An astrological treatise) and the Pataragatetr (Missal). Decorative letters appear on many pages, and the book is printed in black and red. A printer's symbol appears at the end.

Names

  • Meghapart, Hakob Printer.

Created / Published

  • Venice : Publishing House of Hakob Meghapart, 1513.

Headings

  • -  Armenia
  • -  1513
  • -  Riddles
  • -  Songs, Armenian

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 75 leaves (150 unnumbered pages) ; 15 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

  • 2021666886

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Meghapart, Hakob Printer. Song Book by Hakob Meghapart. Venice: Publishing House of Hakob Meghapart, 1513. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666886/.

APA citation style:

Meghapart, H. P. (1513) Song Book by Hakob Meghapart. Venice: Publishing House of Hakob Meghapart. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666886/.

MLA citation style:

Meghapart, Hakob Printer. Song Book by Hakob Meghapart. Venice: Publishing House of Hakob Meghapart, 1513. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021666886/>.