Armenia : masterpieces from an enduring culture (Book, 2015) []
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Armenia : masterpieces from an enduring culture

Armenia : masterpieces from an enduring culture

Author: Theo Maarten van Lint; Robin Meyer; Bodleian Library.
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Set like a stronghold south-west of the Caucasus mountains, Armenia is caught between East and West. Briefly a great empire in the first century BCE under King Tigranes the Great, Armenia was later incorporated first by the Sasanian and then the Byzantine Empires. Armenian art, literature, religion and material culture have reinterpreted elements of a wide variety of cultures. Spanning over two and a half  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogues
exhibition catalogs
Exhibition catalogs
Catalogues d'exposition
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Theo Maarten van Lint; Robin Meyer; Bodleian Library.
ISBN: 9781851244393 1851244395 9781851244409 1851244409
OCLC Number: 907185859
Notes: "This publication, which marks a major public exhibition [of the same name] held at the Bodleian's new landmark Weston Library ... is the first occcasion on which the Bodleian has shared its Armenian books and manuscripts with the public in such an exhibition"--Page 6.
Description: 274 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Part I. Essays: The Armenian People, Their History and Culture / Theo Maarten van Lint ; Armenia Writing: Palaeography, Epigraphy and Calligraphy / Dickran Kouymjian ; Illuminated Manuscripts: The Collection in Context / Sylvie L. Merian ; 500 Years of Printed Armenian Books / Alessdandro Orengo --
Part II. Exhibition Catalogue: Section 1. Scared Scripture: Gospels and Bibles ; Section 2. Celebrating the Liturgy: Devotional Books ; Section 3. Telling Christianity: Commentaries and Prayer Scrolls ; Section 4. Grammar, Science, Astrology and Philosophy ; Section 5. The Armenia Alphabet: Devised for One, Used for Many Languages Section ; 6. Histories, Poets and Storytellers ; Section 7. Commissioning Culture: Armenia Merchants in Religion, Enlightenment and Practical Life ; Section 8. Pigments ; Section 9. A History in Coins ; Section 10. Modern Armenia Before, During and After the Genocide --
Appendix 1. Timeline --
Appendix 2. Maps.
Responsibility: Theo Maarten van Lint & Robin Meyer.
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With the help of the Bodleian Libraries' magnificent collection of Armenian manuscripts and early printed books, this volume tells the story of the region through the medium of its cultural output.  Read more...


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'A true eulogy to this venerable and rich tradition' -- Joseph Verheyden * The Journal of Eastern Christian Studies *

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