Day archives: June 11th, 2019

Artsakh During the Bagratid Period – The Aranshahik Dynasty

Artsakh During the Bagratid Period

During the period of the strengthening of the Bagratid monarchy, power in Artsakh passed back to the local Armenian dynasty of Aranshahiks. Aranshahiks can be considered one of the oldest aristocratic families in the history of mankind. “Aranshahik” (Armenian: Առանշահիկներ) means a kind of “shahs” (i.e. monarchs) originating from Aran, one of the great-grandchildren of …