History of the Vartanants Saints (Complete Set)
History of the Vartanants Saints (Complete Set)
History of the Vartanants Saints (Complete Set)
History of the Vartanants Saints (Complete Set)
History of the Vartanants Saints (Complete Set)
History of the Vartanants Saints (Complete Set)

History of the Vartanants Saints (Complete Set)

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Note: This set will be released and shipped on February 16th, 2023.

This set includes paperback editions of:

  • Yeghishe's History of the Vartanants Saints (Vol I)
  • Yeghishe's History of the Vartanants Saints (Vol II)

Translated by Beyon Miloyan

This set contains both volumes of the History of the Vartanants Saints by Yeghishe. This work is one of the gems of the Golden Age of Armenian literature and is an important part of 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 Vartanants Saints (formerly known as the History of Vartan and the Armenian War) is a major source for the Battle of Avarayr, its causes and aftermath and an account of the saints who were martyred in the course of the war. But beyond this, and much more, Yeghishe’s History is a panegyric of the saints who were martyred in the course of the war. The History covers the thirty-six-year period from AD 428 to 464 in seven chapters. Volume I contains the first four chapters and covers the period from the fall of the Armenian Arsacid dynasty (428 AD) to the events that led to the Battle of Avarayr (451). Volume II covers the period from the Battle of Avarayr to its aftermath in 464.

Book Details

Length: 238 pages (Volume I) and 276 pages (Volume II)

Format: Paperback

Publication Date: February 16, 2023

Original Language: Armenian

Translated Language: English

ISBN-13: 978-1-925937-86-2 (Volume I) and 978-1-925937-84-8 (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).