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 Vkayabanut‘iwn Awagi Salmastec‘woy
(677 words)

'Martyrology of Awag Salmastec‘i'

Martyrology of Awag Salmastec‘i

Date: 1390

Original Language: Armenian


The work is an account of the martyrdom of the Christian Armenian leather worker Awag, originally of Salmast, who had been apprenticed there under a Muslim master around the mid-14th century and subsequently relocated to Bitlis some 30 years later, perhaps to escape Timur-i Leng’s devastating campaigns in the region. It is also sign…

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Cowe, S. Peter, “ Vkayabanut‘iwn Awagi Salmastec‘woy”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 13 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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