Stepanos Asoghik

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Stepanos Asoghik (Armenian: Ստեփանոս Ասողիկ), also known as Stepanos Taronetsi (Armenian: Ստեփանոս Տարոնեցի), was an Armenian historian of the 11th century. His dates are unknown but he came from Taron and earned the nickname Asoghik ("teller of stories"). He wrote a Universal History in three books. The first two books summarise the history of the world - with particular reference to Armenia - using the Bible, Eusebius of Caesarea, Moses of Khoren and others as sources. The third book deals with the history of the century leading up to Asoghik's own time in a rather disconnected fashion.

Famous work translationsEdit

  • Степанос Таронеци-Асохик (Asoghik, Stepanos T., 10th - 11th c.). Всеобщая история Степаноса Таронского - Асохика по прoзванию, писателя ХІ столетия. Перевод с армянскoго и объяснения Н.Эминым. Москва, Типография Лазаревского института восточных языков. 1864. XVIII, 335 стр.
  • Asoghik (Stepanos de Taron). L'histoire universelle, Paris, 1859.
  • Gelzer, Heinrich; Burckhardt, Aug. (1907). Des Stephanos von Taron Armenische Geschichte. Leipzig.
  • Greenwood, Tim (2017). The Universal History of Step'anos Tarōnec'i. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198792512.

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