Artashes Abeghyan


Artashes Abeghyan (also Abeghian) (Armenian: Արտաշես Գաբրիելի Աբեղյան 1 January 1878, Astabad, Nakhchivan – 13 March 1955, Munich) was an Armenian philologist, historian, educator, activist and politician of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation. He was the son of Armenian scholar Manuk Abeghyan, who was behind the Armenian orthography reform in the 1920's. He graduated from Nersisian School.[1] During the period of the First Republic of Armenia (1918-1920), he served as a member of parliament.[2]

From 1926 to 1945, he was professor of Armenian Studies at the University of Berlin, and wrote prolifically in German on Armenology.[3] During World War II, Abeghyan headed the Armenischen Nationalen Gremiums (Armenian National Council) in Berlin, a collaborationist body created by Nazi Germany.[4] He also wrote for the ANG's newspaper titled Azat Hayastan ("Free Armenia").[2] His home was destroyed by the Allied bombing of Berlin, after which he fled to Stuttgart.[2] He settled in Munich in 1947, where he taught Armenian Studies at the University of Munich until his death in 1955.[2]

Works


  • Vorfragen zur Entstehungsgeschichte der Altarmenischen Bibelübersetzungen
  • Geschichte Armeniens; ein Abriss
  • Ughghagrakan baṛagrkʻoyk
  • Pawghikeankʻ Biwzandakan kasrutʻean mēj ew merdzawor hertsuatsayin erewoytʻner Hayastani mēj
  • Kʻerovbē Patkanean Dorpatum
  • Hay mijnadarean aṛakner
  • Dorpati hay usanoghutʻiwně
  • Das armenische Volksepos
  • Armenien 1940 (neunzehnhundertvierzig)

References


  1. "Աբեղյան Արտաշես Գաբրիելի — Hayazg". August 29, 2016.
  2. Berberian, Houri (2020). "From Nationalist-Socialist to National Socialist? The Shifting Politics of Abraham Giulkhandanian". In Der Matossian, Bedross (ed.). The First Republic of Armenia(1918-1920) on Its Centenary: Politics, Gender, and Diplomacy. Fresno: The Press at California State University, Fresno. p. 53-88.
  3. "Revisiting A Critical Historical Moment - imYerevan". August 29, 2016.
  4. Sahakyan, Vahe (2015). "The Call of Homeland: World War II, Soviet Armenia and the Revival of the Armenian Question". Institutions, Politics and Identities in the Post-Genocide Armenian Diaspora (1920s to 1980s) (Ph.D. dissertation). University of Michigan. hdl:2027.42/113641. Retrieved 26 January 2021.