Hakob H. Manandyan

Hakob Hamazaspi Manandyan (1873-1952) was one of the major Armenian historians of the twentieth century. Scholars and students continue to use his articles, monographs, and books as definitive sources on a variety of topics. In undertaking a serious study on Tigranes, Professor Manandyan has tried to avoid patriotic sentiment and has concentrated mainly on the non-Armenian Greek and Roman primary sources. He has also examined modern European scholarship on Tigranes and has concluded that Roman imperialism could not tolerate strong independent states in Asia Minor and did everything to under-mine the new Armenian and Pontic states.
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