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Aṛak'el of Tabriz
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Aṛakʿel of Tabriz (Davrižecʿi Aṛakʿel), who was born in Tabrīz in the 1590s and died in Etchmiadzin in 1670, was an Armenian vardapet (priest) and historian. His Patmutʿiwn Aṛakʿel Vardapeti Dawrizhetsʿwoy (Arm. The History of Vardapet Aṛakʿel Davrižecʿi), published in Amsterdam in 1669, recounts the social, political, and economic history of the main khanates of Armenia during the Ṣafavid era, covering the period between 1602 and 1662.

The much later second and third editions (Etchmiadzin, 1884 and 1896) include a new chapter, placed between chapters 55 and 56…

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Dan D.Y. Shapira, “Aṛak'el of Tabriz”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 29 January 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0002180>
First published online: 2010

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