12 Lectures on Medieval Armenian Poetry Now on YouTube

A 12-part lecture series on Medieval Armenian Poetry delivered by Zohrab Information Center director Dr. Jesse S. Arlen is available to stream on YouTube. The series was delivered through the St. Nersess Armenian Seminary Zoom public lecture series in Fall 2022 and Spring 2023.

The scope of the series spans from the pre-Christian gusan (bardic) tradition of oral epic verse to the origin of sacred music and its various genres (sharakan, gandz, tagh, meghedi) to penitential poetry, biblical epic, laments, lyric and wisdom poetry, and the early modern ashugh (minstrel) tradition, featuring masters like Sayat Nova.

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