ISSN 1829-4618

TAIK IN THE ASSYRIAN AND BIAINIAN CUNEIFORM INSCRIPTIONS, ANCIENT GREEK AND EARLY MEDIEVAL ARMENIAN SOURCES (THE INTERPRETATIONS OF THE 19th CENTURY FRENCH ARMENOLOGISTS)

By: Dumikyan A. V., PhD in History

Saint-Martin and Marie Brosset gave importance to the fact that Taik was one of Armenia’s provinces from the ancient times when studying the historical and political geography of Armenia in their researches and translations of the Armenian medieval sources. They paid special attention to the geographical characteristics of the Taik province of Great Armenia, based on the information of the medieval sources (especially “Ashkharatsuyts”) as well as the works of M.Chamchyan and Gh. Inchichyan. The Assyrian and Biainian cuneiform inscriptions as well as the ancient and medieval sources have preserved evidences about Tayk.
The historical and geographic data of Armenian medieval sources give evidence to great importance of the province of Taik (in ancient times։ Daiaeni of the Assyrian and Diau(e) of the Biainian cuneiform sources) in the Armenian political and cultural history because of its strategic position and deep-rooted statehood traditions in the Armenian Highland.

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