Manuscript Heritage of Artsakh and Utik
By Hravard Hakobyan, Tamara Minasyan, and Vahe Torosyan, Edited and Foreword by Karen Matevosyan
The book presents the manuscripts produced in the historical provinces of Armenia, Arts‘akh and Utik‘, in the medieval period. The majority of these manuscripts are now housed in the Mesrop Mashtots Matenadaran. First, the history of the region is briefly presented, afterwards the places (monasteries, settlements) where the manuscripts were created are discussed. Reference is made to the content of the manuscripts, their scribes, painters, and bookbinders. In a separate chapter, the miniature painting of manuscripts is presented in more detail. The book is intended for specialists in the field of Armenian history, culture, and art, as well as for the general public.
Matenadaran Publications (2022) English Language version