The History of Vartan, and of the Battle of the Armenians: Containing an Account of the Religious Wars Between the Persians and Armenians By elisaeus, bishop of the arnadunians.(1830).

Saint Eghishe Vardapet / Elisaeus Bishop of Amadunians./ Translated By C. F. Neuman.

Book ID: 29875


4to. xxiv, 111 pp. subscribers leaf for the Athenaeum bound before title, contemporary morocco backed buckram, gilt, rubbed with some wear, joints weak, some loss to spine, blind library stamp, small library stamp verso title page, London Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland, 1830.


The work is here attributed to “Elisëus, 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.
Bibliographic references: Graesse 467; NSTC 2E6790.

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