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Thomson, Robert W. 1934-2018

Overview
Works: 201 works in 573 publications in 9 languages and 7,276 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Church history  Bibliography  Sermons  Commentaries  Sources 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Commentator, Annotator
Classifications: DS181, 939.55
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Most widely held works by Robert W Thomson
The Armenian apocalyptic tradition : a comparative perspective : essays presented in honor of Professor Robert W. Thomson on the occasion of his eightieth birthday( )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Armenian Apocalyptic Tradition: A Comparative Perspective comprises a collection of essays on apocalyptic literature in the Armenian tradition. This collection is unprecedented in its subject and scope and employs a comparative approach that situates the Armenian apocalyptic tradition within a broader context. The topics in this volume include the role of apocalyptic literature and apocalypticism in the conversion of the Armenians to Christianity, apocalyptic ideology and holy war, the significance of the Book of Daniel in Armenian thought, the reception of the Apocalypse of Ps.-Methodius in Armenian, the role of apocalyptic literature in political ideologies, and the expression of apocalypticism in the visual arts."--
Commentary on the Gospel of Saint John by Nonnus( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contra gentes : and, De incarnatione by Athanasius( Book )

24 editions published between 1900 and 1981 in 4 languages and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the Armenians by Moses( Book )

25 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and Armenian and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First edition and first appearance in print ("editio princeps") of the earliest known account of Armenia by Moses Khorenatsi, the "father of Armenian history," printed in Amsterdam by the Vanandetsi family of publishers
History of the Armenians by Agatʻangeghos( Book )

10 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and Armenian and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The teaching of Saint Gregory : an early Armenian catechism by Agatʻangeghos( Book )

5 editions published between 1970 and 1991 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Armenian history attributed to Sebeos by Sebēos( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This, the first English translation of the 1979 critical edition of the classical Armenian text, is of interest to all those studying the Middle East in late antiquity, since Sebeos not only sets the scene for the coming of Islam but provides the only substantial non-Muslim account of the initial period of expansion. The notes are specifically aimed at the reader unfamiliar with Armenian. The historical commentary makes an original contribution to modern scholarship on the period, and assesses the accuracy and value of the text
History of Vardan and the Armenian War by Eghishē( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and Armenian and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the House of the Artsrunikʻ by Thomas Artsruni( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

East of Byzantium : Syria and Armenia in the formative period by Dumbarton Oaks( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rewriting Caucasian history : the medieval Armenian adaptation of the Georgian Chronicles : the original Georgian texts and the Armenian adaptation by Robert W Thomson( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the invention of a national script c. AD 400, Armenians rapidly developed their own literary forms, drawing on foreign texts as well as their own traditions. Historical writing is the most original genre in classical and medieval Armenian literature. The collection known as the Georgian Chronicles ('Life of Georgia' in Georgian) was finally codified in the eighteenth century. It includes the most famous of the chronicles, though these form only a small part of Georgian historical writing. The thirteenth-century Armenian version is in fact the earliest attestation of this growing corpus of texts, pre-dating all extant Georgian manuscripts of it. This book presents the two texts, Georgian and Armenian, in English translation for the first time. The Introduction and Commentary draw attention to the ways in which the unknown Armenian translator changed his original material in a pro-Armenian fashion. His rendering became the standard source for early Georgian history used by later Armenian historians. The book includes a useful overview of the background to the chronicles, the history and culture of christian Georgia and Armenia, and their respective literatures
An introduction to classical Armenian by Robert W Thomson( Book )

23 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and Armenian and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Definitions and divisions of philosophy by David( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in Armenian literature and Christianity by Robert W Thomson( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bibliography of classical Armenian literature to 1500 AD by Robert W Thomson( Book )

15 editions published in 1995 in 3 languages and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A homily on the passion of Christ attributed to Elishe by Eghishē( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Textbook of modern western Armenian by Kevork B Bardakjian( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in English and Armenian and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This textbook is designed as a first-year course at the undergraduate level. It is specifically aimed at students with no prior knowledge of Armenian, and emphasis has been placed on the numerous subtleties and nuances of Armenian which might seem strange or difficult to English speakers. In the text, stress has been put on explaining the grammar and syntax; for practice in speaking, tapes were made which elaborate on the material in the exercises. The vocabulary is based on the thousand most frequent words in Armenian, which were compiled from word frequency lists available for Western European languages. Spoken Beirut Armenian was chosen as the most acceptable form where alternatives existed. The text reflects recent linguistic trends in spoken Armenian; a deliberate attempt has been made to disregard literary and stylistic archaisms. In addition, the English of the exercises has not been simplified. (Author/RM)
From Byzantium to Iran : Armenian studies in honour of Nina G. Garsoïan( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and Italian and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saint Basil of Caesarea and Armenian cosmology : a study of the Armenian version of Saint Basil's Hexaemeron and its influence on medieval Armenian views about the cosmos by Robert W Thomson( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and German and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Syriac version of the Hexaemeron by Basil of Caesarea by Basil( Book )

12 editions published in 1995 in English and Syriac and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Contra gentes : and, De incarnatione
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History of the ArmeniansHistory of the ArmeniansThe Armenian history attributed to SebeosHistory of Vardan and the Armenian WarRewriting Caucasian history : the medieval Armenian adaptation of the Georgian Chronicles : the original Georgian texts and the Armenian adaptationA homily on the passion of Christ attributed to ElisheA Textbook of modern western ArmenianFrom Byzantium to Iran : Armenian studies in honour of Nina G. Garsoïan
Alternative Names
Robert William Thomson

Thomson, R. W.

Thomson, R. W. 1934-

Thomson, R. W. (Robert William), 1934-

Thomson, R. W. (Robert William), 1934-2018

Thomson, Robert

Thomson, Robert 1934-

Thomson, Robert W.

Thomson, Robert W. 1934-

Thomson, Robert W. (Robert William), 1934-

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Thomson, Robert William, 1934-2018

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