Sophene Armeniaca has announced and made available for pre-order three gems of Golden Age Armenian Literature: The History of the Armenians by Pavstos Buzand, The History of the Armenians by Ghazar P’arpec’i, and The History of Vartan and the Armenian War by Yeghishe.
These three gems of the Golden Age are among the earliest surviving works of Armenian literature. The titles are an important addition to Sophene’s Dual Language Series, which makes the most important works of ancient Armenian literature now 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 books in this 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).
The History of Vartan and the Armenian War is the fourth translation of Beyon Miloyan, who received his Ph.D. in Psychology from The University of Queensland in 2012, and the Histories by Pavstos and Ghazar were translated by the renowned Armenologist Robert Bedrosian, who received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1979, specializing in ancient and medieval Armenian history.