Reference Guide to Modern Armenian Literature, 1500-1920: With an Introductory History by Kevork B. Bardakjian | 9780814327470 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Reference Guide to Modern Armenian Literature, 1500-1920: With an Introductory History

Reference Guide to Modern Armenian Literature, 1500-1920: With an Introductory History

by Kevork B. Bardakjian
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814327478

ISBN-13: 9780814327470

Pub. Date: 08/28/1999

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

Armenian literature is a body of work that goes back hundreds of years. Kevork Bardakjian, a scholar recognized for his expertise in Armenian literary culture, brings his knowledge of that corpus to fill a major gap in our understanding of this tradition.

This massive volume offers a comprehensive guide to Armenian writers and literature spanning five centuries.

Overview

Armenian literature is a body of work that goes back hundreds of years. Kevork Bardakjian, a scholar recognized for his expertise in Armenian literary culture, brings his knowledge of that corpus to fill a major gap in our understanding of this tradition.

This massive volume offers a comprehensive guide to Armenian writers and literature spanning five centuries. Combining features of a reference work, bibliographic guide, and literary history, it records the output of almost four hundred authors who wrote both in Armenia and in the communities of the Armenian diaspora.

The book first presents a general history of the literature, with chapters devoted to a single century and prefaced by information on the era's social, cultural, and religious milieus. There then follows a section of biobibliographical entries for Armenian authors, a section of bibliographies and reference works, and a listing of anthologies of literature both in Armenian and in translation. Cross-references to earlier authors and to sources of influence, both Armenian and non-Armenian, enrich the volume's encyclopedic aspects.

A final section contains bibliographies devoted to particular genres and periods, such as minstrels, folklore, and prosody. Of particular interest is a thematic discussion of the works of more than one hundred and fifty pocts, historians, monks, and others, highlighting the themes that captured the imagination of Armenian authors since the sixteenth century. A general index containing names, pseudonyms, and place-names rounds out the volume.

An indispensable guide for scholars of Armenian literature, Bardakjian's work will be invaluable for teaching and research. Moreover, it offers a new touchstone for appreciating this vast body of literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814327470
Publisher:
Wayne State University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Pages:
714
Product dimensions:
6.56(w) x 9.35(h) x 1.98(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments11
Preface13
Transcription of Armenian15
Abbreviations16
Part 1A General History of Armenian Literature, 1500-199021
The Sixteenth Century23
The Seventeenth Century46
The Eighteenth Century74
The Nineteenth Century99
The Twentieth Century: The First Two Decades150
The Twentieth Century: 1920-1990201
Part 2Bio-Bibliographical Entries: Authors Born between 1500 and 1920253
Part 3Bibliographies and Reference Literature587
General Bibliographies of Armenian Literature589
General Reference Works on Armenian Literature594
Studies of Shorter Periods598
Part 4Anthologies623
Anthologies in Armenian625
Anthologies in Translation629
Part 5Special Topics631
Asuls (Minstrels)633
Folklore635
Literary Influences641
Prosody647
Indexes649
I.Principal Authors651
II.General Names and Subjects687

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