HISTORY OF THE RUBENIAN DYNASTY
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HISTORY OF THE RUBENIAN DYNASTY

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by Vahram Rabuni, Edited by Beyon Miloyan and Kimberly McFarlane, Translated by Charles Fried Neumann

The History of the Rubenian Dynasty is a remarkable work of medieval Armenian literature. It was authored by the historian and statesman Vahram Rabuni. Written entirely in verse, the History begins with the fall of Gagik II and the Bagratuni dynasty and ends with the anointment of King Leo III (1270-1289) of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia, who commissioned Vahram to write the work. The History of the Rubenian Dynasty was first translated to English prose by Charles Neumann in 1831 and serves as a brief history of the Rubenian dynasty of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia.

This edition by the Sophene Armenian Library is the first and only edition that contains both the original Armenian text in 1,420 lines of monorhyme verse by Vahram Rabuni as well as the first ever English translation in prose by Charles Neumann. This edition comes complete with extensive footnotes and a map of key locations.