History of Armenia:Podcast Series

History of Armenia:Podcast Series

This project is first of its kind. It’s a series of podcasts about the Armenian history from its early periods until the modern day.

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Episode 15: Between Byzantium and Persia

August 03, 2015

Listen and find out about the situation in Armenia during the first half of the 6th century when the divided Armenian provinces had turned into a battleground between renewed Byzantine-Sassanid hostilities. As always, don't forget to share it with your peers and keep interested in history! p.s. the image used as the cover photo of this episode served as the banner flag of the Armenian Marzpanate under the Sassanid rule.

Listen   13:28

Episode 14: The War and Peace of Vahan

July 13, 2015

It’s Monday which means we are back to continue our timeline of Armenian history. In this episode we focus on Vahan Mamikonian and the struggle of the Armenians to retain their identity and self-government in the aftermath of the Battle of Avarair.

Listen   9:05

Episode 13: Armenians and the Council of Chalcedon

June 22, 2015

After a very long hiatus we are very happy to announce that your favorite podcast series about Armenian history has returned with new episodes! In this episode we explore the very interesting connection between Armenians and the Council of Chalcedon, during the very tense period following the Battle of Avarair. Give it a listen, and don't forget to share it with everyone who is interested in Armenian history!


Gegham & Gnel

Listen   10:14

Episode 12: Vardan Mamikonyan and the Sassanid province of Armenia

January 12, 2015

Happy 2015 dear Armenian History enthusiasts! It's Monday again and we are back with our first podcast of the new year. In this episode we talk about the situation in Armenia following the demise of the Arsacids, a period full of religious persecution and struggle against the Persian rule most prominent example of which was the stand of Vardan Mamikonyan at Avarayr. Give it a listen and you may find something that will interest you!

Listen   14:58

Episode 11: Alphabet and the demise of Arsacids

December 29, 2014

Guess who's back? That's right, it's your favorite podcast series about Armenian History! After a short break we have returned with improved sound quality, have expanded our presence on iTunes and are running our website. In this final episode of 2014 we talk about the creation of the Armenian Alphabet and the following two decades that ended with the demise of the Arsacid royal house's four century rule in Armenia. Listen/Like/Comment/Share and have a great holiday season and look forward to our new episodes in 2015!

Listen   11:33

Episode 10: The First Division of Armenia

November 03, 2014

We bring to your attention our 10th Episode! In this installment we continue our discussion of the turbulent situation during the later part of the Arsacid (Arshakuni) rule and talk about the first division of Armenia between Rome and Persia.

Listen   11:55

Episode 9: Arsacid (Arshakuni) Armenia Part 4: Turmoil

October 20, 2014

This time we have focused on the turbulent situation in the Arsacid Armenia during the reigns of kings Arshak and Pap, a period when Armenia was plagued by the internal struggles between the nobility, the king and the church, coupled with the external struggle of trying to survive between Rome and Persia.

Listen   8:43

Episode 8: Arsacid (Arshakuni) Armenia: Part 3

October 06, 2014

In this part 3 of our presentation about the Arsacid period in Armenia, we talk about the immediate aftermath of the Armenian conversion to Christianity. We explore the situation within Armenia’s two imperial neighbors, Rome and Persia, that will jointly decide the fate of Armenia by the end of the 4th century. Give it a listen, and if you find it interesting, share it with your friends

Listen   10:19

Episode 7: Arsacid (Arshakuni) Armenia Part 2: Christianity

September 22, 2014

This episode was recorded yesterday in order to coincide with the 23rd anniversary of Armenian Independence! May Armenia be always independent, and may it’s sons keep making history!

In this episode we continue our exploration into the reign of the Arsacids and look into the period when Armenia accepted Christianity.

Listen   11:04

Episode 6: Arsacid (Arshakuni) Armenia: Part 1

September 08, 2014

Time for your biweekly Armenian history podcast! In this installment of our series we talk about the establishment of the new Arsacid (Arshakuni) Dynasty of Armenia and the first century of their rule. We also explore Armenia’s regional position between the Persian and Roman superpowers.

Listen   15:32

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