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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.
A. Amurian and M. Kasheff
Armenians can be found in almost every major city of Iran.
appearance of Armenian literature in the second half of the fifth century CE, in the generation which followed the great revolt of the Armenian nobles in 450 against Yazdgird II’s attempt to re-impose Zoroastrianism on their already Christian country, resulted in its almost total obliteration of Armenia’s ties to the Iranian world.