Yovhannēs Drasxanakertc'i's

History of Armenia

Translation and Commentary
by Rev. Fr. Krikor Vardapet Maksoudian

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To my parents,
Rev. Fr. Papken and Azadouhie



Prologue I
Biography II
The Literary Works III
A) The List of Katholikoi
B) The History of Armenia
i) Contents
ii) Time of Composition
iii) The Style
iv) Authenticity
a) The History
b) Letters
v) The Sources of the First Part
vi) Reliability and Value
vii) Manuscripts and Editions
A) Manuscripts
B) Editions
C) Translations
Translator's Note

The History of Armenia [Graphics Version]
The History of Armenia [HTML Version]

Glossary of Feudal Terminology
Geographical Index of Armenian Place Names
List of Biblical References

This work uses the Hübschmann-Meillet-Benveniste transliteration for Armenian.

The following chronological tables may be useful as accompaniments to the translation. The tables and most other links on this page open in separate windows. Additional tables are available on another page of this site: Chronological Tables. Additional maps are available on our Maps Page.

Rulers of Armenia and of Eastern and Western Empires
Kat'oghikoi and Corresponding Secular Rulers of the Armenians
Rulers of Armenia and Iberia/Georgia

Two other works by Krikor Vardapet are available on other pages of this website: The Passion of Saint Shushanik [The Martyrdom of Saint Vardan Mamikonean's Daughter] (5th century); and Chosen of God a study of the election of the Catholicos of all Armenians.
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