Sophene Armeniaca announce their forthcoming publication of five gems of medieval literature. The hardbacks are the first releases of our new Dual Language Series, which places the original Armenian text on the left-hand side and the corresponding English translation on the right-hand side, and will be published on December 1, 2020.

The five books published include: “History” by Aristakes Lastivertci, “History of the Aghuans” by Movses Daskhurantsi, Matthew of Edessa’s “Chronicle”, Smbat Sparapet’s “Chronicle”, and the “History of the Nation of Archers” by Grigor Aknertsi.

These books address important episodes in Armenian and Near East history, including the Mongol and Seljuk invasions, the fall of Ani, the Battle of Manzikert, the Crusades, etc. They also contain a welter of information about Armenian anthropology and folklore, and are invaluable learning tools for students of Classical Armenian. The books should be an indispensable part of every Armenian’s library.

The books are available in hardcover format on Amazon. For more information visit the Sophene Armenian Library: