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Le lezioni della crisi: elementi di continuità nell’istruzione in Armenia fra XI e XIV secolo

Federico Alpi    Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, Italia    



Education was particurlary flourishing in Armenia in the XIV century and the availability of sources allowed modern scholars to study it in depth. We can trace a chain of teachers that began in the XII/XIII century with Mxitՙar Goš and culminated in Grigor Tatՙewacՙi (1344-1409). As for the monastic schools of Glajor and Tatՙew, it is even possible to reconstruct in general terms how the course of studies was shaped. However, a further chain of teachers can be traced from the XII century up to the XI century, starting from Grigor Pahlawowni Magistros. The education system inherited (and put into practice) by Grigor Magistros can be partially reconstructed from his letters, and therefore compared to the later system active in the XIV century. Although differences between the two are undeniable, some common traits (especially in terms of syllabus and resilience) can be found.

keywords: Armenia (XI-XIV century). Education. Trivium. quadrivium. Music.

Language: it

Submitted: May 21, 2018   Accepted: June 23, 2018   Published: Nov. 15, 2018  
permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/978-88-6969-279-6/003

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