Download PDF by Arpine Khatchadourian,Haig Khatchadourian,Roy Arthur Swanson: David of Sassoun: An Introduction to the Study of the

By Arpine Khatchadourian,Haig Khatchadourian,Roy Arthur Swanson

ISBN-10: 149822041X

ISBN-13: 9781498220415

The Armenian folks epic David of Sassoun was once played and transmitted orally for over 1000 years ahead of a variation was once came upon and transcribed in 1873. The booklet of this version marks the start of a protracted interval of discoveries of alternative editions. The fifty variations accrued by1936 are the resource of the epic's unified text.

The motion of the epic is founded at the protection of the home of Sassoun, or freedom from invaders. The oaths taken by way of heroes create conflicts of loyalties that paintings in contrast imperative crisis. The curse, one other type of the oath, ends up in the decline of the home of Sassoun. The father's curse, which condemns the son to barren immortality, additionally places heroic lifestyles in suspension until eventually the eschatological imaginative and prescient is realized.

Arpine' Khatchadourian (1925-2012) acquired her B.A. and M.A. in Comparative Literature, A.B.D. English and American Literature, on the collage of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She was once a part-time lecturer within the division of Comparative Literature.

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