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Armenian History Attributed to Sebeos
The History attributed to Sebeos is one of the major works of early Armenian historiography. Although anonymous, it was written in the middle of the seventh century, a time when comparable chronicles in Greek and Syriac are sparse. Sebeos traces the fortunes of Armenia in the sixth and seventh centuries within the broader framework of the Byzantine–Sasanian conflict. This ...more
Paperback, 364 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Liverpool University Press
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Byzantine / Medieval Roman Primary Sources in Translation
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Really good. Sebeos manages not to inflict his Xian viewpoint on his neutral narrative of events. The historical commentary in a separate volume fills the picture out and picks out what one might miss or need explanation for eg the christianisation of the army in Egypt in league with the Greeks or that people, including Heraclius, were so convinced God was on the victorious Ismaelites' side they just gave in until their defeat at Constantinople when 'the host of soldiers were drowned ...for the ...more