Tał Xətəršay mankan or i Marzəuan k‘ałak‘n ē nahatakeal
‘Poem on the youth Xətəršay who was martyred in the town of Marsovan’
Original Language: Armenian
In the earliest extant manuscript, dated 1647, the poem consists of folios 101r-109r; it is seven pages long in the critical edition.
After a long exordium on the current parlous state of the Armenian people as a result of their corporate sin, the author introduces the prot…