Է ԴԱՐԻ ՀԱՅՈՑ ԻՇԽԱՆՈՒԹՅԱՆ ԻՆՔՆԻՇԽԱՆԱՑՈՒՄԸ = The Self-Rule Proclamation of the Armenians in the 7th Century

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Abstract

The author argues that the 7th century should be considered as the age of restoration of Armenian self-rule. He discusses how in 631 the princely gathering of Byzantine Hayk leaders established the institution of the “prince of Armenians”, and later on made Byzantium legitimize it. In 640, grasping the political opportunity in Asia Minor when the Arabs brought to an end Sassanid Persian rule and occupied all the Eastern provinces of Byzantium, Armenian princes reunited the two sections of Mets Hayk and via the peace treaty signed in Damascus in August 652; they established self-rule in the Armenian area. The author argues that after 652 the Armenians conducted separate foreign relations, implementing their right of self-rule on the international arena. The author notes that the presence of local cavalry and the absence of the forces of both the Arab Caliphate and the Byzantine Empire within the Armenian political entity are evidence of the fact that the Armenian leaders were able to implement self-rule within
Original languageArmenian
Pages (from-to)165-180
JournalHaigazian Armenological Review
Volume33
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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