The Lawcode [Datastanagirk'] of Mxit'ar Gos

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This Lawcode is the first Armenian legal text to cover secular as well as ecclesiastical matters. Although the Armenians had been concerned with canon law since the fifth century, secular law was not codified until Greater Armenia was under Muslim domination. Mxit'ar Gosh began his work in 1184 in an attempt to provide Armenians with a comprehensive code based on traditional practice. He did not use the Greek and Syrian lawcodes that were being translated into Armenian during his lifetime. Mxit'ar's code formed the basis ...

The Lawcode [Datastanagirk'] of Mxit'ar Gos 2000, Editions Rodopi B.V., Leiden

ISBN-13: 9789042007901

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