History of Tamerlane and His Successors (Hardcover)

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History of Tamerlane and His Successors By T'Ovma Metsobets'i, Robert Bedrosian (Translator) Cover Image


T'ovma Metsobets'i (Thomas of Metsoph)'s History describes events taking place on the Armenian highlands and in Georgia during the Turco-Mongol invasions of Timur Leng (Tamerlane). These invasions were made upon a society that had already been gravely weakened by the preceding decades of warfare and persecution from Turkmen, Kurdish, and Ottoman groups now resident in the area, and from Mongols of the Golden Horde in the north Caucasus.

The History begins with the devastations wreaked on the district of Siwnik' by the northern Tatars in 1386. Tamerlane's invasions are described with the blood-curdling immediacy of a terrified eye-witness. The account is more detailed for the first three decades of the 15th century, describing the impact on Armenian economic, intellectual and religious life of this dismal period.

The Sophene Dual Language series places the original Armenian text side-by-side with its English translation, making for the most accessible editions of the finest works of Armenian literature.

Translated into English by Robert Bedrosian.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781925937466
ISBN-10: 1925937461
Publisher: Sophene
Publication Date: July 13th, 2021
Pages: 210
Language: English