History Literature / DavidOfSasun

7th May '15 4:22:17 AM Surenity
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Though Egypt has never actually conquered Sasun or Armenia, the epic poem was composed during a time that Islamic empires were growing in the region. The Egyptians were originally stand-ins for the Arabs, who were known to have taxed non-Muslims to ridiculous extremes when they ruled Armenia. One reason for its continued popularity through the centuries would be the Turkish dominance of Western Armenia for most of the last millennium.

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Though Egypt has never actually conquered Sasun or Armenia, the epic poem was composed during a time that Islamic empires were growing in the region. The Egyptians were originally stand-ins for the Arabs, who were known to have taxed non-Muslims to ridiculous extremes when they ruled Armenia. One reason for its continued popularity through the centuries would be the Turkish dominance of Western Armenia for most of the last millennium. \n It has been pointed out by scholars that there exist pagan elements in the tale as well, suggesting it may even be older than previously thought, but it is difficult to say for certain (for instance, the name "Mher" comes from the Armenian name for the god Mithra, Mihr).
7th May '15 4:14:48 AM Surenity
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David of Sasun or David of [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Sassoun]] (Armenian: Սասունցի Դավիթ; ''Sasuntsi Davit'') is the story of an Armenian epic hero who drove Arab-Egyptian invaders out of Armenia. As an oral tale, it dates from as early as the 8th century and was for centuries rehearsed by village bards. It wasn't put in written form until 1873, by Garegin Srvantdziantz, and it was published the next year. ''David of Sasun'' itself is really part three of a four-cycle epic poem called the ''Daredevils of Sassoun'' (Սասնա Ծռեր), but in most modern printings of the story the title [[IconicCharacterForgottenTitle has been changed due to the popularity of David.]] When told, normally at least one of the four cycles would be left out, but the cycle about David almost never was.

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David of Sasun or David of [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Sassoun]] (Armenian: Սասունցի Դավիթ; ''Sasuntsi Davit'') is the story of an Armenian epic hero who drove Arab-Egyptian invaders out of Armenia. As an oral tale, it dates from as early as the 8th century and was for centuries rehearsed by village bards. It wasn't put in written form until 1873, by Garegin Srvantdziantz, and it was published the next year. ''David of Sasun'' itself is really part three of a four-cycle epic poem called the ''Daredevils of Sassoun'' (Սասնա Ծռեր), Ծռեր; ''Sasna Tsrer''), but in most modern printings of the story the title [[IconicCharacterForgottenTitle has been changed due to the popularity of David.]] When told, normally at least one of the four cycles would be left out, but the cycle about David almost never was.
7th May '15 4:13:34 AM Surenity
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An English translation of poet Hovhannes Tumanian's version of the tale, now in the PublicDomain, can be read [[http://armeniapedia.org/index.php?title=Hovhannes_Tumanian:_David_of_Sasun here]]. In 2010, after ten years of DevelomentHell, an AnimatedAdaptation was produced in Armenia directed by Arman Manaryan called ''Sasna Tsrer'', covering the first three cycles of "Daredevils of Sasun".

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An English translation of poet Hovhannes Tumanian's version of the tale, now in the PublicDomain, can be read [[http://armeniapedia.org/index.php?title=Hovhannes_Tumanian:_David_of_Sasun here]]. In 2010, after ten years of DevelomentHell, DevelopmentHell, an AnimatedAdaptation was produced in Armenia directed by Arman Manaryan called ''Sasna Tsrer'', covering the first three cycles of "Daredevils of Sasun".
7th May '15 4:11:44 AM Surenity
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David of Sasun or David of [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Sassoun]] (Armenian: Սասունցի Դավիթ; ''Sasuntsi Davit'') is the story of an Armenian epic hero who drove Arab-Egyptian invaders out of Armenia. As an oral tale, it dates from as early as the 8th century and was for centuries rehearsed by village bards. It wasn't put in written form until 1873, by Garegin Srvantdziantz, and it was published the next year. ''David of Sasun'' itself is really part three of a four-cycle epic poem called the ''Daredevils of Sassoun'', but in most modern printings of the story the title [[IconicCharacterForgottenTitle has been changed due to the popularity of David.]] When told, normally at least one of the four cycles would be left out, but the cycle about David almost never was.

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David of Sasun or David of [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Sassoun]] (Armenian: Սասունցի Դավիթ; ''Sasuntsi Davit'') is the story of an Armenian epic hero who drove Arab-Egyptian invaders out of Armenia. As an oral tale, it dates from as early as the 8th century and was for centuries rehearsed by village bards. It wasn't put in written form until 1873, by Garegin Srvantdziantz, and it was published the next year. ''David of Sasun'' itself is really part three of a four-cycle epic poem called the ''Daredevils of Sassoun'', Sassoun'' (Սասնա Ծռեր), but in most modern printings of the story the title [[IconicCharacterForgottenTitle has been changed due to the popularity of David.]] When told, normally at least one of the four cycles would be left out, but the cycle about David almost never was.



An English translation of poet Hovhannes Tumanian's version of the tale, now in the PublicDomain, can be read [[http://armeniapedia.org/index.php?title=Hovhannes_Tumanian:_David_of_Sasun here]].

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An English translation of poet Hovhannes Tumanian's version of the tale, now in the PublicDomain, can be read [[http://armeniapedia.org/index.php?title=Hovhannes_Tumanian:_David_of_Sasun here]].
here]]. In 2010, after ten years of DevelomentHell, an AnimatedAdaptation was produced in Armenia directed by Arman Manaryan called ''Sasna Tsrer'', covering the first three cycles of "Daredevils of Sasun".
29th Dec '14 4:27:35 PM Surenity
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* EvilUncle: Ohan's wife is really the evil one, Ohan is just too much of a push-over to stand up to her.

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* EvilUncle: EvilUncle/ WickedStepmother: Ohan's wife is really the evil one, Ohan is just too much of a push-over to stand up to her.
10th May '14 3:20:21 AM morenohijazo
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* NephariousPharaoh: Melik, the evil Egyptian king. He was probably based on the pharaoh from Exodus, and given the fact that Egypt has never actually conquered Armenia, is also probably a sort of NoCelebritiesWereHarmed {{Expy}} of the Arab caliphs or Turkish sultans.
9th May '14 7:29:11 PM Surenity
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Though Egypt has never actually conquered Sasun or Armenia, the epic poem was composed during a time that Islamic empires were growing in the region. The Egyptians were originally stand-ins for the Arabs, who were known to have taxed non-Muslims to ridiculous extremes when they ruled Armenia. One reason for its continued popularity through the centuries would be the Turkish dominance of Western Armenia for most of the last millennium.



* RealitySubtext: Though Egypt has never actually conquered Sasun or Armenia, the epic poem was composed during a time that Islamic empires were growing in the region. The Egyptians were originally stand-ins for the Arabs, who were known to have taxed non-Muslims to ridiculous extremes when they ruled Armenia. One reason for its continued popularity through the centuries would be the Turkish dominance of Western Armenia for most of the last millennium.
8th Feb '14 11:58:43 PM Surenity
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* RealitySubtext: Though Egypt has never actually conquered Sasun or Armenia, the epic poem was composed during a time that Islamic empires were growing in the region. The Egyptians were originally stand-ins for the Arabs, who were known to have taxed non-Christians to ridiculous extremes when they ruled Armenia. One reason for its continued popularity through the centuries would be the Turkish dominance of Western Armenia for most of the last millennium.

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* RealitySubtext: Though Egypt has never actually conquered Sasun or Armenia, the epic poem was composed during a time that Islamic empires were growing in the region. The Egyptians were originally stand-ins for the Arabs, who were known to have taxed non-Christians non-Muslims to ridiculous extremes when they ruled Armenia. One reason for its continued popularity through the centuries would be the Turkish dominance of Western Armenia for most of the last millennium.
6th Dec '13 9:25:51 PM Surenity
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David of Sasun or David of [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Sassoun]] (Armenian: Սասունցի Դավիթ; ''Sasuntsi Davit'') is the story of an Armenian epic hero who drove Arab-Egyptian invaders out of Armenia. As an oral tale, it dates from as early as the 8th century and was for centuries rehearsed by village bards. It wasn't put in written form until 1873, by Garegin Srvantdziantz, and it was published the next year. ''David of Sasun'' itself is really part three of a four-cycle epic poem called the ''Daredevils of Sassoun'', but in most modern printings of the story the title [[IconicCharacterForgottenTitle has been changed due to the popularity of David.]]

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David of Sasun or David of [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Sassoun]] (Armenian: Սասունցի Դավիթ; ''Sasuntsi Davit'') is the story of an Armenian epic hero who drove Arab-Egyptian invaders out of Armenia. As an oral tale, it dates from as early as the 8th century and was for centuries rehearsed by village bards. It wasn't put in written form until 1873, by Garegin Srvantdziantz, and it was published the next year. ''David of Sasun'' itself is really part three of a four-cycle epic poem called the ''Daredevils of Sassoun'', but in most modern printings of the story the title [[IconicCharacterForgottenTitle has been changed due to the popularity of David.]]
]] When told, normally at least one of the four cycles would be left out, but the cycle about David almost never was.
22nd Nov '13 5:22:19 PM Surenity
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An English translation of poet Hovhannes Tunmanian's version of the tale, now in the PublicDomain, can be read [[http://armeniapedia.org/index.php?title=Hovhannes_Tumanian:_David_of_Sasun here]].

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An English translation of poet Hovhannes Tunmanian's Tumanian's version of the tale, now in the PublicDomain, can be read [[http://armeniapedia.org/index.php?title=Hovhannes_Tumanian:_David_of_Sasun here]].
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