Venezia Arti
27 | 2018 | Discovering the Art of Medieval Caucasus (1801-1945)

Venezia Arti
27 | 2018 | Discovering the Art of Medieval Caucasus (1801-1945)

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Vol. 27 | Num. 1 | Dicembre 2018

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Venezia Arti | 27 | 2018 | Discovering the Art of Medieval Caucasus (1801-1945)

“The Heritage of Ancestors”
Early Studies on Armenian Manuscripts and Miniature Painting

Gohar Grigoryan Savary
University of Fribourg, Switzerland
gohar.grigoryan@unifr.ch

DOI 10.30687/VA/2385-2720/2018/27/005

Submitted 04 Jul 2018
Accepted 23 Aug 2018

Abstract

This essay deals with the emergence of the study of medieval Armenian artefacts with a particular emphasis on manuscripts and miniature painting and covers the period from the mid-nineteenth century until the beginning of the twentieth century. Unless the suggested title stresses to the heritage of the Armenians, it also alludes to some early approaches, according to which the origins of non-Armenian arts were also sought in medieval Armenia. Amidst the growing waves of contemporary imperialist and nationalist sentiments, the interest in Armenian miniature painting began almost simultaneously in four different intellectual milieus – Russian, German, French, and Armenian – each approaching the subject from its own perspective and motivated by its inner requirements. Additionally, the citations listed here provide a bibliography of Armenian manuscript catalogues published prior to 1900.

Keywords
Armenian miniature painting. Manuscripts. Russification. Imperialism. Nationalism. National art. Ēǰmiacin. Orient. Renewal of traditions.

Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License 

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Grigoryan Savary Gohar

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“The Heritage of Ancestors”

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Journal Article

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en

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http://doi.org/10.14277/VA/2385-2720/2018/27/005

dc.description.abstract

This essay deals with the emergence of the study of medieval Armenian artefacts with a particular emphasis on manuscripts and miniature painting and covers the period from the mid-nineteenth century until the beginning of the twentieth century. Unless the suggested title stresses to the heritage of the Armenians, it also alludes to some early approaches, according to which the origins of non-Armenian arts were also sought in medieval Armenia. Amidst the growing waves of contemporary imperialist and nationalist sentiments, the interest in Armenian miniature painting began almost simultaneously in four different intellectual milieus – Russian, German, French, and Armenian – each approaching the subject from its own perspective and motivated by its inner requirements. Additionally, the citations listed here provide a bibliography of Armenian manuscript catalogues published prior to 1900.

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Venezia Arti

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Vol. 27 | Num. 1 | Dicembre 2018

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Edizioni Ca’ Foscari - Digital Publishing

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2018-12-13

dc.dateAccepted

2018-07-04

dc.dateSubmitted

2018-08-23

dc.identifier.issn

0394-4298

dc.identifier.eissn

2385-2720

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Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution alone

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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Armenian miniature painting

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Manuscripts

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Russification

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Imperialism

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Nationalism

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National art

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Ēǰmiacin

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Orient

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Renewal of traditions

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