'Martyrology of the youth Yovhannēs Xlat‘ec‘i'
Date: About 1438
Original Language: Armenian
The text relates the case of a 20-year-old Christian Armenian youth, Yovhannēs, from the important city of Xlat‘/Ahlat on the western shore of Lake Van. Trained as a bard, he was much sought after for his art by both the Christian and Muslim communities, and he frequently perfo…