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The importance of Armenian historians’ reports in recording the events of the Arab conquests in the first two centuries of Hijri (with reference to the two books of Sebeos history and Ghevond history)
Bahman Zeinali , Ali akbar Jafari , Hayek Sarian
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The beginning of the Muslim Arab conquests and the collapse of the Sassanid empire is a turning point in Iran’s history and its surrounding regions. Islamic conquests have marked a new chapter in the events of Islamic history. These events were recorded by Arab and Iranian historians two centuries later. Meanwhile, Armenian historians especially Sebeos and Ghevond, who recorded these events in the 7th and 8th centuries AD, are the first non-Muslim historians in the field of the historiography of Islamic conquests. In the field of Arab conquests especially the conquest of Iran, various reports have been presented by Arab and Iranian historians. These reports have been presented long after the events, the oral narrative of several generations, and influenced by the narrators' beliefs and identity. The question of the present research is what are the characteristics of the reports of the Armenian sources of the 7th and 8th centuries AD about the conquests of Muslim Arabs? The hypothesis of the research is that the reports of Armenian first-hand sources have been used by Muslim historians. This research using a descriptive and comparative method and based on historical reports of Sebeos and Ghevond indicates that the Armenian historians’ reports about the Arab conquests were written at the same time as the Islamic conquests and more impartial in regards to belief and identity.
Keywords: Islamic historiography, Sebeos history, Ghevond history, Iranian conquests, Islamic conquests, Armenian sources.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2021/12/15 | Accepted: 2022/02/16



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