Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Kirakos Ganjakec‘i or Arewelc‘i
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Kirakos is one of the most important Armenian historians of the 13th century. He was born in the region of Ganja and received his early formation at the monastic school of Nor Getik under the eminent savant Vanakan Vardapet. After 1215, he continued his education in Xoranašat Monastery, relocating to Lorut in 1225. In his history, he informs us he was taken captive by the Mongols …

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Cowe, S. Peter, “Kirakos Ganjakec‘i or Arewelc‘i”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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