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The formation of Armenian identity in the first millenium

Abstract:

In tracing three possible answers to the question what the 'first millenium' might be for the Armenians, various layers of the Armenian tradition constitutive of the formation of Armenian identity are presented. Three periods are distinguished: the Nairian-Urartian stretching from about 1200 BCE to the conquest of the Armenian plateau by the Achaemenids; followed by the Zoroastrian phase, in which political, religious, social, and cultural institutions in Armenia were closely related to Irani...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1163/187124109X407925

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Humanities Division - Oriental Studies Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
Brill Publisher's website
Journal:
Church History and Religious Culture Journal website
Volume:
89
Issue:
1-3
Pages:
251-278
Publication date:
2009-01-01
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EISSN:
1871-2428
ISSN:
1871-241X
URN:
uuid:8f7e9649-e1ab-492e-9f87-3479aff427cf
Local pid:
ora:3398

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