Table of Contents
In the Sasanian period Armenians developed a self-awareness as Christians against the background of their earlier Iranian social and religious culture.
In the 19th and early 20th centuries, Iranian Armenians were concentrated in Azerbaijan and Isfahan. When demographic studies included the numbers of women, these were noticeably smaller than those for men, most likely because male heads of families were less apt to report about female family members.This Article Has Images/Tables.
series of articles that covers Irano-Armenian relations in pre-modern times.
a province (satrapy) of the Achaemenid empire; the inhabitants are called Arminiya- “Armenian.”
M. L. Chaumont
under Darius and Xerxes had much narrower boundaries than the future Armenia of the Artaxiads and the Arsacids.
J. R. Russell
In the formative period the Armenians appear to have absorbed Hurrian, Hittite, and Urartian elements in their religious beliefs. Iran, however, was to be the dominant influence in Armenian spiritual culture.
R. Schmitt, H. W. Bailey
attested in written sources since the 5th century A.D. and characterized from the very beginning of the literary documentation by a large number of Iranian loanwords.
M. Van Esbroeck
Since Armenian writing itself begins only around 430, almost forty years after the disappearance of the Armenian Arsacid empire, the historians who write of Arsacid or earlier events belong to a later era.
expansion of Islam in Iran caused a big rift between Armenia, already converted to Christianity, and Iran.