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The Kingdom of Armenia : New Edition - Mack Chahin

The Kingdom of Armenia

New Edition

Paperback Published: 21st December 2001
ISBN: 9780700714520
Number Of Pages: 350

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The majestic landscape of Armenia, dominated by Mount Ararat, is now divided between Turkish and Soviet territory. It is the homeland of a great lost' nation. The people of one of the oldest, continuous civilisations in the world, the Armenians, have, in this century, suffered a critical national mutilation and exile, to the point of extermination. But this book is not a nationalistic work. It is intended for readers who are fascinated by the changes in the fortunes of mankind. It is an account of the vicissitudes of a nation's activities on the stage of international adventures. While most other histories concentrate on the modern period, this book covers the whole history of Armenia from the most ancient literate peoples of Mesopotamia, who had commercial interests in the land of Armenia (c. 2500 BC), to the end of the Middle Ages. It is the first book in the English language to offer such a comprehensive view of four millennia in a single volume. In doing so, it introduces aspects of the histories of the many changing neighbours of Armenia, from Babylonia, Assyria and Persia, to the Arabs, Byzantium and the Crusaders. The book includes synchronous tables of events, maps and other useful reference material. For the students of Classics there are interesting insights into Greek and Roman history, from the Asiatic point of view.

Chronology of the Ancient Near East
Maps
Preface
Introduction Prologue: Some milestones in the ancient history of the Near East
The Kingdom or Urartu
The Land of Armenia
The 'Lost' Kingdom of Urartu
The rise of the Kingdom of Urartu
Aramu (858-844 BC): The first known king of Urartu
Sarduri I (844-828 BC): The first Vannic inscriptions
Ishpuini the Establisher (828-810 BC) & Menua the Conqueror (810-785 BC)
Argishti I (785-753 BC) and the Zenith of Urartian military power
Sarduri II (753-735 BC): The Golden Age of Vannic Power
Rusa I (735-714 BC): Urarto-Assyrian balance of power upset
Argishti II (714-681 BC): Urarto military recovery
Rusa II (680-639 BC): Urartu & Assyria at peace
The last kings of Urartu
Political organisation: Towns & buildings
Trade & commerce
Religion of Urartu
Art of Urartu
Military equipment & costume
Ararat & Assyria: A brief review
The Kingdom of Armenia
Introduction
Early history
The Royal House of Ervand (the Orontids)
The Royal House of Artashes (the Artaxiads)
The Royal House of Arshak (the Arsacids)
The Royal House of Bagrat (the Bagratids)
The Kingdom of Armenia in Cilicia
Religion
Language & learning
Armenia's wealth of ecclesiastical architecture
Epilogue
Plates
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780700714520
ISBN-10: 0700714529
Series: Caucasus World
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 350
Published: 21st December 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.49  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition