Day archives: June 14th, 2019

Azat – An Elite Division of the Medieval Army of Armenia

Azat – An Elite Division

According to Zoranamak, a special military charter that determined the number of soldiers in the Armenian army, the Nakharars (ancient and medieval Armenian hereditary title) were ranked in accordance with the number of soldiers they had. The main branch of the army was the Azat cavalry, while the infantry, in which served the shinakans (peasants), …

The Armenian-Georgian Union – 12th Century

The Armenian-Georgian Union

In the second half of the 12th century, the decline of the Seljuks allowed the Georgian Kingdom to strengthen, which extended its influence south towards the Armenian territories. By the end of the 12th century, the Armenian princely Zakarian (Zakarid) dynasty, which became the de facto ruler of united Georgia under the legendary queen Tamar …