By Ara Edmond Dostourian
This paintings is a translation of the Chronicle of the 12th-century Armenian historian, Matthew of Edessa. The Chronicle, which covers the interval from 952 A.D. to 1162 A.D., mostly offers with occasions happening in Armenia and top Mesopotamia, and likewise offers many references to significant occasions within the Byzantine Empire and people parts conquered via the early crusaders. The author's goal is to explicate these components of the Chronicle which aren't transparent; to clarify the textual content through old, geographical, bibliographical, chronological, and different references; and to match and distinction the narration of occasions within the Chronicle with that of different historians, either modern and non-contemporary. The advent discusses the historian's existence, paintings, and attitudes. Co-published with the nationwide organization for Armenian reviews and learn.
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Everyone asked him for forgiveness, but he absolutely refused. Then the king and all the Armenian princes wrote a letter. ~cede on theIr behalf and install his lordship Peter in the city of An 1. 67. In the year 487 of the Armenian era [1038-1039] a great as~embly of bishops, chief prelates, monks, vardapets, noblemen, and pnnces took place in the city of Ani, as many as four thousand person~. The elderly Joseph, catholic as of the Albanians, presided over thIS. assembly. vehemently condemned him, refused to honor him, and d~posed hIm from the patriarchal see.
Because of the profuseness of hIS weeping and the hea one dared to ask him anyt~ groa~s whIch arose from his mouth no mourning and in tremendous m~. or they saw that he was in d~ep ef and beating his breast. At thfs ~nd was ceasel~ssly shedding tears pomt the Armeman princes sat next % PART I 57 to the vardapet John and up to the sixth hour of the day they did not dare say anything or ask about the fearful omen; all those who had come to him [merely] wept together. Then, when the Armenian vardapet saw the lamentation of all those who had come, opening his mouth, he began to speak, while groaning and shedding many tears.
One day David went to Nicephorus's house on the pretext of inquiring about a disturbance, and Nicephorus, coming forth, embraced him and begged him to go back. But David signaled his men, and they immediately killed Crookneck;5 and his forces, having been scattered, fled. Basil, hearing this, rejoiced greatly and gave Caesarea,6 Camndaw, and Khawatanek'7 with their surrounding districts to David as gifts. After this the emperor with many troops angrily marched against the Georgian king George, and a violent battle was fought before the fortress of Dziawik',8 Fleeing, George took refuge in this impregnable fortress and enrolled himself as a vassal of Basil, giving the emperor his son as hostage.
Armenia and the Crusades Tenth to Twelth Centuries - The Chronicle of Matthew of Edessa by Ara Edmond Dostourian