Armenia: Masterpieces from an Enduring Culture
Published to accompany a major exhibition at the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, Armenia: Masterpieces from an Enduring Culture tells the story of Armenia through the Bodleian Libraries' magnificent collection of Armenia manuscripts and early printed books.
Spanning over two and a half millennia, the history of Armenia and the Armenian people is a series of riveting tales, from its first mention under the Achaemenid King Darius I to the independence of the Republic of Armenia from the Soviet Union. With the help of the Bodleian Libraries' magnificent collection of Armenian manuscripts and early printed books, this volume tells the story of the region. Together with introductions written by experts in their fields, close to one hundred manuscripts, works of art and religious artefacts serve as a guide to Armenian culture and history. Gospel manuscripts splendidly illuminated by Armenian masters feature next to philosophical tractates and merchants' handbooks, affording us an insight into what makes the Armenian people truly unique.
- Author: Theo Maarten van Lint, Professor of Armenian Studies at the University of Oxford
- Pages: 276 pages
- Date published: October 2015
- Language: English
- Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
ISBN: 978-1851244409 - Paperback
978- 1851244393 Hardcover
- Product Dimensions: 28.5 x 24.4 cm