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Patma-Banasirakan Handes

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Patma-Banasirakan Handes
DisciplineArmenian studies
LanguageArmenian, Russian
Edited byVardkes Mikayelyan
Publication details
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Patma-Banasirakan Handes
OCLC no.470223840

Patma-Banasirakan Handes (Armenian: Պատմա-Բանասիրական Հանդես (ՊԲՀ, PBH); Russian: Историко-филологический журнал, Istoriko-Filologicheskii Zhurnal; lit.'Historical-Philological Journal')[1] is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Armenian National Academy of Sciences. It covers research on Armenian history (particularly material related to the ancient and medieval periods), art history, literature, and linguistics.[2] The journal also publishes discussions and debates, book reviews and also has special sections devoted to science news and Armenian Diasporan affairs.[2] It occasionally publishes obituaries and biographies and commemorates the lives of noted scholars involved in Armenian studies.

It was established in 1958 by academician Mkrtich G. Nersisyan, who was the journal's first editor-in-chief until his death in 1999.[3] According to Razmik Panossian "it became a trend-setting journal for historians, linguists, philologists and for scholars in the humanities in general. This influential journal brought together all branches of Armenian studies, systematically consolidating research on culture, ancient law and philosophy, architecture, language and history."[1]

Most articles that were published in Armenian during the Soviet era included a Russian abstract, while those articles published in Russian had an Armenian abstract.[2] In recent years, following Armenia's independence in 1991, most articles have come to include English abstracts.

The journal's archives have recently undergone digitalization and articles can now be accessed from its official website. The current editor is Vardkes Mikayelyan.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Panossian, Razmik (2006). The Armenians: From Kings and Priests to Merchants and Commissars. New York: Columbia University Press. p. 328. ISBN 9780231139267.
  2. ^ a b c (in Armenian) Vardanyan, N. «Պատմա-Բանասիրական Հանդես» [Patma-Banasirakan Handes]. Armenian Soviet Encyclopedia. Yerevan: Armenian Academy of Sciences, 1983, vol. ix, pp. 158–159.
  3. ^ (in Russian) Deceased Members: Nersisyan, Mkrtich G. National Academy of Sciences of Armenia. Accessed August 30, 2009.
  4. ^ National Academy of Sciences of Armenia.