DOI: 10.24412/2470-1262-2024-2-16-37


Abstract: Aims and Objectives: The aim of the study is to analyze the life and literary activities of the twelfth-century Armenian chronicler Samuel of Ani. The objectives include studying his historical context, education, influence of his environment, and the connection between his works “Collection from the Books of Historiographers” and “History of the Life of Bishop Nerses.”

Methodology and Research Methods: The research is based on the analysis of the publications of Samuel of Ani’s works, manuscript comparisons, and content analysis of his writings. Historical-biographical analysis methods were used to identify key aspects of his life and creativity.

Results: It was revealed that Samuel of Ani was a significant figure in Armenian historiography. His role as a chronicler and priest of the Ani Cathedral was confirmed. Connections between his work and those of his contemporaries, such as Mkhitar of Ani and Kirakos Gandzaketsi, were also established.

Theoretical Contribution: The research deepens the understanding of 12th-century Armenian historiography, showing Samuel of Ani’s influence on subsequent generations of historians. It also helps establish accurate biographical data important for the study of Armenian culture and history.

Practical Significance: The results obtained can be used in educational programs dedicated to Armenian history and literature. They can also assist in further research on Armenian medieval historiography and in creating more accurate historical reconstructions.

Keywords:  Samuel Anetsi, Armenian historiography, Ani Cathedral, contemporaries Mkhitar Anetsi and Kirakos Gandzaketsi



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  7. Nerses Shnorhali, “Vokhb Edesio”, 1982t. Yerevan.
  8. Patmuthivn Matteosi Urhayecvo, 1869t. Yerusalem.
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  10. Tearn Mikhayeli Asorvo ” Yakhags Qahanayuthean”. 1871t. Yerusalem.

67 Patmuthivn varuc… eg` 232.

  1. Ukhtanes Episkopos, “Patmuthyun Hayoc”, 1871t. Vagarshapat.
  2. Vardan Arevelci – Bardzraberdeci, “Patmuthyun Tiezerakan” 1961t. Moskva.
  3. Yovhannu Kathokhkosi Draskhanakertecvo “Patmuthyun Hayoc”, 1912t. Tiflis.


Information about the Author:

Haykanush A. Hovhannisyan (Yerevan, Armenia) – a linguist specializing in the Old Armenian language, a researcher at the NAS RA Institute of Language after H. Acharyan in Yerevan, Armenia.

ORCID: 0000-0003-2531-2182


For citation: Hovhannisyan Haykanush A. (2023). The Life and Literary Activities of Samuel Anetsi.

Cross-Cultural Studies: Education and Science, Vol. 9, Issue 2 (2024), pp. 16-37 (in USA)

Manuscript received 16/06/2024

Accepted for publication: 20/07/2024