ISSN 1829-4618

THE HISTORICAL ARGUMENTS FOR THE DATE (5th CENTURY) OF WRITING “THE HISTORY OF ARMENIA” BY MOVSES KHORENATSI

By: Musheghyan A. V., Doctor of Sciences (Philology)

Movses Khorenatsi’s “The History of Armenia” which extends from “The Root of Mankind” to circ. 440 AD is a unique sample of world chronicle. The Armenian Father of History, stated: “History is not true without chronology” . At present, a millennium and a half later this statement is adequately valid for the historiography and history of literature as well.
The chronological classification of the authors of ancient and mediaeval Armenian works is of utmost importance to accurately envision the course of literary history, which is inseparably associated with the general history of the Armenian people and, particularly, the development of the Armenian spiritual culture.

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