Nvarsak Treaty

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The Nvarsak Treaty was signed between the Armenian general Vahan Mamikonian and the representatives of the Sassanian Persian king Balash at Nvarsak in 484.[1] This treaty ensured religious freedom and autonomy for Armenians.[2]

The conditions of the treaty were as follows:

  • 1. All existing fire-altars in Armenia should be destroyed and no new ones should be constructed.[3]
  • 2. Christians in Armenia should have freedom of worship and conversions to Zoroastrianism should be stopped.[4]
  • 3. Land should not be allotted to people who convert to Zoroastrianism
  • 4. The Persian King should, in person, administer Armenia and through the aid of Governors or deputies.[5]

Following the treaty, Vahan Mamikonian was appointed governor of the Persian province of Armenia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ A. Hacikyan, Nourhan Ouzounian, Edward S. Franchuk, Gabriel Basmajian, The Heritage of Armenian Literature, Vol.1, (Wayne State University Press, 2000), 259.
  2. ^ Razmik Panossian, The Armenians: From Kings And Priests to Merchants And Commissars, (Columbia University Press, 2006), 48.
  3. ^ The Political History of Iran under the Sasanians, R.N. Frye, The Cambridge History of Iran, Vol.3, Ed. Yarshater, 149.
  4. ^ The Political History of Iran under the Sasanians, R.N. Frye, 149.
  5. ^ The Political History of Iran under the Sasanians, R.N. Frye, 149.