Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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‘Archival chamber’

Simeon Erevantsi Catholicos

Date: 1765-76

Original Language: Armenian


Simeon gathered all the documents and manuscripts that had been left rotting in the various dusty corners of the Holy See and, after examining them, wrote Jambṛ. The title comes from the French chambre, because Simeon saw it as an archival chamber or repository. The original text is found in a manuscript (MS 978) consisting of 598 two-sided folios, with several…

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Bournoutian, George, “ Jambṛ”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>

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