Heritage of Armenian Literature: From the Sixth to the Eighteenth Century

Heritage of Armenian Literature: From the Sixth to the Eighteenth Century

by Agop J. Hacikyan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814330231

ISBN-13: 9780814330234

Pub. Date: 12/28/2002

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

The second volume of "The Heritage of Armenian Literature" continues the highly acclaimed and monumental project of presenting Armenia's literary treasures to an English-speaking audience. Nowhere else can students and general readers easily find a comprehensive, English-language guide to these masterpieces, complete with important background information and vivid,

Overview

The second volume of "The Heritage of Armenian Literature" continues the highly acclaimed and monumental project of presenting Armenia's literary treasures to an English-speaking audience. Nowhere else can students and general readers easily find a comprehensive, English-language guide to these masterpieces, complete with important background information and vivid, accurate translations of key sample passages. Volume 2 takes readers through the medieval period up to the eighteenth century. As in the previous volume, the editors here offer a wide and varied range of readings that encompasses the literary panorama of this ancient civilization. They situate each work as extensively as possible within its theological, historical, and philosophical contexts, while highlighting aspects that will be meaningful to readers in light of modern scholarship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814330234
Publisher:
Wayne State University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Pages:
1105
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface19
Acknowledgments23
Transcription of the Armenian Alphabet25
Part 1From the Sixth to the Ninth Century29
Introduction31
46
48
To Those Who Would Put Aside Their Wives49
from Lamentations53
56
The Autobiography of Anania Shirakatsi58
from Cosmology62
81
from The History of Bishop Sebeos83
94
Elegy on the Death of the Great Prince Jevansher95
100
from The History of Taron101
117
119
from The History of Taron121
131
Personal Views of the Blessed Catholicos Hovhannes the Philosopher: Concerning His Righteous Conduct before His Accession to the Patriarchal Throne133
137
140
from History of Ghevond the Eminent Vardapet of the Armenians142
161
162
164
from The History of the Caucasian Albanians172
Part 2From the Tenth to the Fourteenth Century179
Introduction181
210
from History of the House of the Artzrunik213
229
from History of Armenia231
A Separate Discourse Commemorating Hovhannes's Name239
243
from Commentary of the Divine Liturgy244
Scribal Colophon249
250
from History of Armenia252
274
from Lamentations of Narek279
Ode to the Resurrection304
A Birthday Melody305
Transfiguration306
308
from History of Heraclius (Herakles), Emperor of the Greeks310
316
from The Universal History318
321
323
Letter Addressed to Sargis Vardapet: Written in the Capital City of Ani during the Persecutions326
Fragment of a Pagan Tale Related by Grigor Magistros328
from Thousand-Line Poem to Manuche329
332
from History Regarding the Sufferings Occasioned by Foreign Peoples Living around Us334
344
from Eulogy on the Divine Chariot346
350
Discourse on Wisdom Composed as a Diversion353
Hovhannes the Priest to Sargis on His Tagh Poems361
362
Funeral Elegy on the Passing Away of the Blessed Catholicos of Armenians Grigor Vkayaser363
365
from Canonical Advice366
370
from The Chronicle371
389
391
from Jesus, the Son396
from Elegy for Edessa410
With Faith I Confess413
from The Encyclical of Lord Nerses, Catholicos of the Armenians420
427
from The Relief of Fevers428
431
from Fables435
446
from The Invasion of the City of Marash446
449
from Elegy on the Fall of Jerusalem451
458
from The Synodal Discourse461
from Reflections471
475
477
479
from The Book of the Fox481
486
from The Historical Compilation488
493
from History of the Armenians495
502
504
from The Chronicle Attributed to Smbat Sparapet505
516
The Tongue of the Righteous Man520
Whoever Hates the Exile520
Tasteless Salt Is Useless Salt520
I Thank God I See Through You Finally521
I Deserved That Bite521
A Thousand Branches521
In One Place522
Blessed Is He Who Repents522
Precepts and Meditations522
524
Against Fate528
from Protest529
An Excerpt531
Song532
An Excerpt532
534
from Lament on Behalf of the Cathedral536
from The History of the Province of Siunik554
559
If There Is a Perfume to Unhinge Death's Door561
If We Meet562
Ode to Love563
Love Song564
from Song of Spring and Merriment565
567
from Lament on the Destruction of the Eastern Realm569
572
from Father Mkhitar on Images573
576
from A Little Chronicle577
583
from History of the Nation of the Archers584
591
from Essay on Grammar592
598
600
from Philosophical Discourses602
from The Analysis of Aristotle's Categories603
606
from Book of Questions609
614
from Memorial of the Tragedies Which Occurred in Our Time616
622
from The Book of Adam624
from The Book of Paradise627
Part 3From the Fifteenth to the Eighteenth Century633
Introduction634
652
from History of Tamerlane and His Successors654
668
from Elegy on the Capital City of Stamboul670
Cantilena of the Rose and the Nightingale677
682
On the Vanity of the World685
On Greed687
Do Not Say Exile, Dear688
Eternal Glory to God, Lover of Man688
690
A Poem on Gregory of Narek693
Come, Come My Lovely Face696
One Springtime Succeeds Another697
I Can Resist Your Love No Longer698
Ode to Spring699
702
from the Preface to Of No Use to the Ignorant705
706
Poem on Husik's Son, Father Stepanos707
713
from Lament on the Fall of Constantinople714
724
Song to Weeping, and to the Owner of a New-built House and Garden728
An Armeno-Persian Love Poem729
733
from Lament on the Incursions of Shah Ismail734
740
from Lamentation on the Children Taken Captive to Constantinople741
745
Poem on the Land of the Armenians746
750
In the Olden Times751
Why Not Take Pity on Adam's Son?752
You Are More Comely Than a Pomegranate Tree753
755
757
Ode and Praise on Herisa758
765
from Lament on the Throne of King Trdat766
776
from Lament on the Island of Cyprus777
783
Poem and Complaint on Fleas and Flies784
788
Song and Lament on the City of Eudocia789
795
from History of the City of Venice796
804
Argument between the Sky and Earth805
809
from Preface to the Commentary on Proclus811
812
from History of Vardapet Arakel Davrizhetsi813
817
from Anthology of History818
819
On the Restoration of the Monastery of the Blessed Virgin820
824
Sultan Murat and Sanos Chelepi825
827
Preface to Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite's On the Heavenly Hierarchy829
Colophon to De virtutibus830
832
Listen, I Have a Complaint832
838
from Historiography839
842
Song843
844
I Left My Home Some Time Ago845
from In Praise of Flowers845
847
Ode to Love and Joy848
854
from The Diary: Persecution of Smokers857
from On Dimo, the Albanian Baker, Who Loved a Jewish Girl858
from The History of Constantinople861
867
869
Part 4The Armenian Sharakan Tradition881
Introduction882
891
892
Today, Coming to Bethany893
The King Has Come to Earth894
895
The Seas of My Behavior896
I Flounder896
My Sins Are Too Multitudinous897
Help Us in Need897
Lord of Peace897
The Children Sang898
899
A Great and Wondrous Mystery900
Pillar of Light900
Rejoice, Mary901
902
from Exult Today903
904
905
from Devoted Persons906
908
Canticle for Monday908
The Only Begotten Descended from the Father911
912
The Lord Is My Help and My Salvation912
916
More Astonishing916
918
Saint Mary (Acrostic)918
921
from The Last Judgment921
923
924
Illuminated on This Day924
927
Ineffable Mystery: Annunciation to Virgin Mary927
933
Hymn to the Light933
Morning of Light934
Awake937
938
Renewed Islands938
This Day He Rose from the Dead939
940
Sun of Righteousness (Canticle on the Feast of the Birth of John the Baptist)940
946
King of Heaven, Unknowable Mystery946
948
Sing, Sons of Zion (On the Birth of Virgin Mary and on Her Parents, Joachim and Anne)948
951
from Joyous Today951
952
The East Rejoices952
Part 5The Medieval Armenian Epic961
Introduction963
990
Part 6Folk Poetry1021
Introduction1023
1039
Choose One1039
Listen to My Beloved1040
Whoever Has a White Bosom1040
You Are the Light1040
For His Sake1041
If You Were the Last Spring1041
Love Me If You Want1041
The World1041
Your Bosom1042
Only Two People1042
The Kiss You Gave1042
When Love Entered1043
Wild Bird1043
It Was the Night1043
Rising Moon Take Greetings to My Love1044
Burning1044
I Wish I Were1044
And I Am on My Way1044
I Came Last Night to You1045
What Shall I Do?1045
My Heart Bursts1045
This Morning1046
Why Did God Place the Soul?1046
Other Medieval Hayrens1046
Thoughts1049
1053
Song of Love1053
Song of Love1054
Ode for Spring and Joy1055
Cats and Rats1056
1057
One of a Kind1057
I Need Never Sigh1058
I'll Not Cry "Alas"1059
I Traveled the World1060
My Request1061
I Have a Boon to Crave1062
Listen to Me1064
Kamancha1064
The World Is a Window1065
The World Is a Cage1066
If He Whom You Call Low-born1067
To Your Form, Drawn by Master's Hand1068
I Have Seen Thee, Mistress Mine1070
Bibliography1071
Index1083

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