ՀԱՅՈՑ ԻՆՔՆԱՎԱՐ ԻՇԽԱՆՈՒԹՅԱՆ ՏԱՐԱԾՔՆ ՈՒ ՍԱՀՄԱՆՆԵՐԸ Է ԴԱՐՈՒՄ Territory and the Boundaries of the Autonomous Armenian Principality in the 7-th Century

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Abstract

The last third of the VI and the first third of the VII century became a period of evident aggravation of the centuries-old struggle between the Byzantine Empire and the Sasanian Iran for domination over Armenia and the Southern Caucasus countries. As a result of two last wars — the Twenty Year War (572–591) and the Twenty Five Year War (603–628) — the interstate border as if 387 was reconsidered. Under the peace of 591 Byzantium got a large part of territory of Iranian marzbanats of Armenia (73 587 square km), Iberia (26 667 square km) and Assyria (19 532 square km). Pact of 628 duplicated the peace conditions of 591. At the same time Armenian regions (i.e., territories of the former marzbanats of Armenia and Assyria) included into Byzantium in 591 were not subordinated by Maurice (582-602) to general imperial status and remained on special conditions. It was recognition of local norms of social system by imperial authorities, i.e. recognition of autonomous rights of local nakharar (feudal) houses. Special s
Original languageArmenian
Pages (from-to)55-68
JournalJOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMENIAN STUDIES
Volume20
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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