The academic publishing house Gorgias Press headquartered in the state of New Jersey, which occupies a leading position in the field of publications on oriental literature in the US, published an English translation of the textbook “Introduction to Aramean and Syriac Studies.”
The author of the textbook is a lecturer at the Faculty of Oriental Studies of Yerevan State University, Candidate of Philological Sciences Arman Hakobyan.
The textbook was published in Armenian in Yerevan in 2015. The publication aroused interest among foreign experts, which caused the need for an English translation.
The work consists of about 600 pages containing a detailed description of the history, as well as spiritual and secular life of the Aramean and Syriac peoples, their languages, as well as the current problems of these peoples.
Arman Hakobyan is the founder of Aramean and Syriac studies in Armenia. He also authored a classic Assyrian textbook published in 2003. The latter was published in Russia in 2010 by the largest Russian publishing house AST-Press and is the only Russian-language textbook on the Assyrian language.