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Publication lecture Theo van Lint


Publication lecture Theo van Lint

In our series Verkenningen Oosters Christendom, we have published Theo van Lint's lecture in Dutch on Grigor Narekatsi's Book of Lamentations, which he held November 2019 at our institute.

In this booklet, Theo Maarten van Lint, Calouste Gulbenkian Professor of Armenian Studies at Oxford University since 2002, discusses the religious and literary masterpiece of the tenth-century mystic and church teacher Grigor Narekatsi (c. 950 - 1003).

Against the background of its immediate surroundings, the school of the Narek Monastery on the south bank of Lake Van in the Kingdom of Vaspurakan, and of the Armenian Christian and literary traditions, light is shed on Narekatsi's oeuvre, with special attention to the Book of Lamentations, simply called the Narek, a literary and spiritual masterpiece consisting of 95 poem prayers. It also discusses the topicality of Grigor Narekatsi and his spiritual and literary legacy.

The booklet is for sale at the secretariat of IVOC for € 10 (including shipping). Please send us an email with your name, address and order (the number of booklets). After our reply, please transfer the requested amount to IVOC. We will then send you the booklet as soon as possible. You can of course also buy the book (with cash) at the institute. Please make an appointment for this via the secretariat.