David Zakarian


British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow 

Faculty / College Address:

Oriental Institute / Pembroke College



Research Interests:

  • Medieval Armenian colophons
  • Christian–Muslim relations in medieval colophons and literature
  • Representation of women in early Armenian literature

Current Projects:

Writing History from Below: Christian–Muslim Interactions in Armenian Colophons during the Long Fifteenth Century (1375–1501)

Recent Publications:

  • ‘L’autorité et le pouvoir de la reine en Arménie arsacide’, in Augusta, Regina, Basilissa. La souveraine de l'Antiquité tardive au Moyen Âge. F. Chausson et S. Destephen (éd.), Paris: Éditions de Boccard, 2018, pp. 23-36.
  • ‘P‘aṙanjem and Her Husbands: A New Hypothesis on the Marriages of the Armenian Queen’ forthcoming in Studia Iranica 47(2018).
  • ‘Gloire, vaillance, et fortune: les rois et leur pouvoir dans l'Arménie Arsacide’, forthcoming in Le gouvernement en déplacement. J. Barbier, F. Chausson et S. Destephen (éd.), Paris (2019).
  • ‘Syneisaktism in Early Armenian Christianity’, Le Muséon 130 (1-2), 2017, pp. 123-138.
  • ‘The ‘Epic’ Representation of Armenian Women of the Fourth Century’, Revue des Études Arméniennes 35 (2013), 1–28.
  • ‘Women on the Throne and the Symbolic Attributes of Authority’, Journal of the Society for Armenian Studies 22 (2013), pp. 23–38.

Teaching 2018-2019:

Introduction to Classical Armenian

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