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 P‘ark‘ anełin astuacut‘ean
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P‘ark‘ anełin astuacut‘ean

‘Glory to the uncreated Godhead’ Verse colophon on Shah Ismail’s campaigns

Karapet Bałis̆ec‘i

Date: 1513

Original Language: Armenian


This work is a poem of 122 lines in eight syllables featuring monorhyme (in –an) typical of the medieval Armenian tradition for extended verse narratives. Akinean and others have classified it as a lament (ołb), but a number of factors militate against this designation. The piec…

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Cowe, Peter, “ P‘ark‘ anełin astuacut‘ean”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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