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ʼAbdisho of Nisibis

ʼAbdisho of Nisibis  

(died 1318)Metropolitan bishop of Nisibis (now Nusaybin, South-East Turkey) and Armenia, he was the last of the great Syro-oriental authors. His work of philosophy and theology, entitled The Pearl ...
Abū al-Fidā᾽

Abū al-Fidā᾽  

More fully Ismāʿīl ibn ʿAlī Abū al-Fidā᾽, Syrian scholar-prince related to the Ayyūbid rulers of Ḥamāh; born Damascus Nov./ Dec. 1273, died Ḥamāh (Epiphaneia) 27 Oct. 1331. A man of ...
Agathangelos

Agathangelos  

The reputed author of a ‘History of the Armenians’. This gives an account of the conversion of Armenia and the life of St Gregory the Illuminator (q.v.), whom the author claims as a contemporary. ...
Albania, Caucasian

Albania, Caucasian  

Caucasian Albania, between the Greco-Roman world and the Iranian world, has nothing to do with Albania in the Balkans: it sits under the south-east slopes of the Great Caucasus. Its ...
Anahita

Anahita  

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(Anaitis, Ἀναίτις), Persian goddess of the fertilizing waters (Avesta Yašt 5). Artaxerxes (2) II (404–358 bc) introduced the use of cult-images into the major cities of his empire (Berossus in ...
Anastas Ivanovich Mikoyan

Anastas Ivanovich Mikoyan  

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(b. 25 Nov. 1895, d. 21 Oct. 1978).President of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet 1964–5 The supreme survivor of Soviet politics was born in Sanain (Armenia), where he was educated at a seminary. ...
Ani

Ani  

Capital of Bagratid Armenia (991–1045) and seat of the catholicos after 991, Ani was situated on the right bank of the Aχurean, a northern tributary of the Araxes.Enriched by ...
Antiochus III

Antiochus III  

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(‘the Great’) (c. 242–187 bc), second son of Seleucus (2) II, succeeded to the Seleucid throne as a young man, after the assassination of his elder brother, Seleucus (3) III. ...
Antonians

Antonians  

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Several communities claiming the patronage of, or descent from, St Antony of Egypt: (1) the original disciples of St Antony; (2) a congregation founded by Gaston de Dauphiné in 1095, known as the ...
Ariobarzanes

Ariobarzanes  

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The name of some kings of Cappadocia:Ariobarzanes I Philoromaios(c. 95–63/2), a Cappadocian noble whom the Cappadocians chose in preference to Ariarathes IX when the previous dynasty came to ...
Aristides

Aristides  

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(2nd cent.) of Athens, Christian philosopher and Apologist. In an ‘Apology’ presented either to the Emp. Hadrian in 124 or to Antoninus Pius (d. 161), Aristides sought to defend the existence and ...
Aristion

Aristion  

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(1st cent.). According to Papias (as reported by Eusebius), he was a primary authority, with John the Presbyter, for the traditions about the Lord.
Armenia

Armenia   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
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825 words

In his Annales (2.56), the historian Tacitus describes Armenia as an ambivalent nation:

Armenia

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Dennis R. Papazian

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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2,268 words
The Armenians trace their ancestry back some three thousand years or more. They interacted with all the powers that waxed and waned in the South Caucasus (Transcaucasia) and the area once ... More
Armenia

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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792 words
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The Republic of Armenia is a landlocked country in SW Asia, mostly consisting of a rugged plateau, criss-crossed by long

Armenia

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Margaret Stephana Drower, Eric William Gray, Susan Mary Sherwin-White, and Josef Wiesehöfer

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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Classical studies, History
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1,175 words

(See urartu), a mountainous region of eastern Anatolia, north of Syria and Mesopotamia, bounded on the east by ...

Armenia

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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5,031 words
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1

History Historians Cultural centres

Armenia

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Religion
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1,423 words

Republic of [Hayasdan; Hayq; anc. Pers. Armina]. Country in the southern part of Transcaucasia; its capital is Erevan. The modern

Armenia

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Eduard Danielyan

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
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1,383 words
The Republic of Armenia (capital: Yerevan), along with the economically integrated Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (capital: Stepanakert), is situated in the northeastern part of the Armenian ... More
Armenia

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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2011
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Archaeology, History
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3,494 words
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Any study of Armenian archaeology is hampered from the start by fundamental handicaps: the chronology remains insufficiently precise and not

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