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The history of Vartan, and of the battle of the Armenians: Containing an account of the religious wars between the Persians and Armenians.

Eghishe, Saint.

Published by Pr. for the Oriental Translation Fund (by J.L. Cox), London, 1830
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First English-language edition, translated from the Armenian by Karl Friedrich Neumann, with extensive footnotes. The work is here attributed to "Elisaeus, bishop of the Amadunians," a.k.a. Saint Eghishe Vardapet (d. 480), one of the fathers of the Armenian Church. Eghishe had served as secretary to General Vartan prior to the great battle in 451 in which the Persians attempted to forcibly reconvert the Armenians from Christianity to Mazdeism, a battle which ended in Vartan's death but is remembered as one of the defining moments of Armenian history . 4to (27 cm, 10.6"). xxiv, 111, [5] pp. Graesse 467; NSTC 2E6790. Period-style quarter brown cloth with light blue paper?covered sides, spine with printed paper label. Intermittent small pencilled marks of emphasis, pages otherwise clean. All edges stained red. Bookseller Inventory # 24872

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Title: The history of Vartan, and of the battle of ...

Publisher: Pr. for the Oriental Translation Fund (by J.L. Cox), London

Publication Date: 1830

Edition: 1st Edition

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