Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Winter 2011 (NEHC 39500, HIST 27504, SLAV 30902)
Introduction to History and Culture of ARMENIA
Dr. Hripsime Haroutunian
This 10-week crash-course will survey Armenian history and elements of culture (religion, mythology, literature and music, manuscript illumination and architecture) as well as offer a mosaic of social life, traditions and customs (festivals and feasts, childbirth and wedding rituals, funerary cult) of Armenia. It will also discuss transformations of Armenian identity and symbols of ‘Armenianness’ through time, especially in Soviet and post-Soviet eras, based on such elements of national identity, as language, religion or shared history.