P'awstos Buzand's History of the Armenians (Complete Set)
P'awstos Buzand's History of the Armenians (Complete Set)
P'awstos Buzand's History of the Armenians (Complete Set)
P'awstos Buzand's History of the Armenians (Complete Set)
P'awstos Buzand's History of the Armenians (Complete Set)

P'awstos Buzand's History of the Armenians (Complete Set)

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This set includes hardcover editions of:

  • P'awstos Buzand's History of the Armenians (Vol I)
  • P'awstos Buzand's History of the Armenians (Vol II)

Translated by Robert Bedrosian

This complete set contains both volumes of the History of the Armenians, attributed to P'awstos Buzand. These works are some of the gems of the Golden Age of Armenian literature and are an important work in Sophene’s Dual Language Series. In this series, we aim to make the most important works of ancient Armenian literature accessible to the broadest possible audience by placing the original Armenian text on the left-hand side and the corresponding English translation on the right-hand side.

The History of the Armenians describes episodically and in epic style, events from the military, socio-cultural, and political life of fourth century Armenia. This work is perhaps the most problematical of the Armenian sources, and one of the most tantalizing. Controversy surrounds almost every aspect of this History: the format of the extant (versus the original) text; the author's identity; and where, in what language, and when it was written. There is an extensive body of scholarly literature devoted to these and other questions.

P'awstos' History is a treasure of early Armenian literature, invaluable for historians, anthropologists and linguists, for Armenists and Iranists. The present text of P'awstos exists in four “Books,” beginning with Book III. Volume I contains Books III and IV. Volume II contains Books V and VI.

Book Details

Length: 444 pages (Volume I) and 270 pages (Volume II)

Format: Hardcover

Publication Date: March 1, 2021 and September 14, 2021

Original Language: Armenian

Translated Language: English

ISBN-13: 978-1-925937-44-2 (Volume I) and 978-1-925937-51-0 (Volume II)

Golden Age Literature

The books in the Golden Age of Armenian literature set address important episodes in Armenian history, including complete accounts of the Battle of Avarayr and other events from the military, socio-cultural and political life of fourth and fifth century Armenia. The books also contain a welter of information about the Sasanian state, and are invaluable learning tools for students of Classical Armenian (Grabar).

The History of Vartan and the Armenian War is the fourth translation of Beyon Miloyan, who received his Ph.D. in Psychology from The University of Queensland in 2012, and the Histories by Pavstos and Ghazar were translated by the renowned Armenologist Robert Bedrosian, who received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1979, specializing in ancient and medieval Armenian history.


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