CASTLES (PALACES) OF MELIKS OF ARTSAKH AND SIUNIK
by Artak Ghulyan
The melikal palaces and their building inscriptions are important evidence of the history of the Armenian melikal domains and historical identity of their rulers. Melikal palaces were active centers of Armenian liberation fights and together with fortresses and fortified monasteries, they have played a great role in the affair of survival of Amrenians and melikal principalities of the region.
Church architecture is the "halo" of acquirements of Armenian medieval architecture, thanks to which the latter obtained world recognition, while the secular architecture also has its particular place beside it and the palace building is one of its important spheres.
In Armenian with a 10-page summary in English and a 10-page summary in Russian
Research on Armenian Architecture (RAA) series number 4.