Ghevond Alishan 20.10.2017The article delves into the early years of prominent member of Mkhitarist congregation (Venice), outstanding Armenologist, historian, philologist, geographer, poet, and translation Ghevond Alishan’s work, as well as his life. he period under study (1850-1853) embraces Fr. Alishan’s travels to European cities and towns, where he collected and copied ancient Armenian manuscripts kept in various ...Read More
Lorik Wedding Panegyrics to Brides in the Recordings of Komitas 05.10.2017The Armenian tradition of songwriting bears numerous examples, where within the course of time songs lose their functional role and meaning, or, on the contrary, obtain new functions and applications, while moving from one genre to another and localizing in certain areals. What is the extent to which a song or a dance can be ...Read More
Dowry 07.04.2017The dowry tradition for recently married women dates back to millennia, and is well documented in numerous sources. The oldest source bearing vast evidence on the complexity and the sensitivity of legal issues persistent in the Tigris-Euphrates valley in the II millennium BC is the Code of Hammurabi, the King of Babylonia. The studies show ...Read More
The Celestial Bodies in Traditional Armenian Nuptial Songs of Praise 21.04.2016The universe and its structure have occupied people’s minds since the beginning of time. The myths and legends of the ancient cultures are replete with tales about the myriad celestial bodies, planets and stars. Back then, the Ancient Sumerians were phenomenally successful in astronomy; their extensive knowledge is effectively used by astronomers today. The deities ...Read More
70 Years of “Silence” 15.05.2015Before the Great Patriotic war, the population of Armenia was 1.5 million, which is 1% of the population of the entire Soviet Union.
Armenia was the smallest (thinly populated) republic of the USSR, nevertheless, more than half million Armenians moved to the front: about 300 thousand of them didn’t return back among them being Mkrtich Tigranian. ...Read More