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Identification of Kurds with the Medes in Historic Armenian Sources
This resource is a compilation of (historic) Armenian sources in which the Kurds are identified with the ancient, biblical Medes. In other words: Armenians made no distinction between Kurds and Medes up until the 18th century, which allows for the following conclusion to be drawn:
the Kurds are descendants of the Medes; at some point in time, "Kurd" replaced "Mede" to identify this nation.
One explanation for this change (in word used for the nation's identification) is the decline of Armenian hegemony in the region. Note that Armenians also used "Mark" to refer to Medes/Kurds.
The resources were compiled by a Reddit user known as "hud2345". Below is a list of resources used in the compilation.
- The Kurdish Principality of Hakkariya* (14Th-15Th Centuries) by Alexander Khachatrian
- L'Egypte vue par des Arméniens (XIe-XVIIe siècles) by Angèle Kapoïan-Kouymjian
- Recueil des historiens des croisades. Documents arméniens. Tome second / publ. par les soins de l'Académie royale des inscriptions et des belles-lettres (authors unknown)
- History of Armenia : from B.C. 2247 to the Year of Christ 1780, or 1229 of the armenian era : to which is appended a continuation of the history by the translator from the year 1780 to the present date ; in two volumes / 2. by Mik'ayêl Č'amč'ean; Johann Avdall
- The history of Vartan and of the battle of the Armenians, containing an account of the religious wars between the Persians and Armenians by Eghishē, Saint Vardapet.
|Title||Identification of Kurds with the Medes in Historic Armenian Sources|
|Title (English)||Identification of Kurds with the Medes in Historic Armenian Sources|
|Title (Kurdish: Kurmanjî)||Nasnameya Kurdan bi Medyan di Çavkaniyên Ermenî yên Dîrokî|
|Authors||Alexander Khachatrian, Angèle Kapoïan-Kouymjian, Mik'ayêl Č'amč'ean, "Chud2345"|
|Source URL||Reddit.com | Identification of Kurds with the Medes.|
|Archive.org URL (Source)||Archive.org | Identification of Kurds with the Medes.|
|Archive.org URL (Kurdish-Heritage.org Entry)|
|Google Drive URL (Source)||Google Drive | Identification of Kurds with the Medes in Historic Armenian Sources|