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Title: Interrelations between Scholarship and Folklore in Medieval Armenian Culture
Author(s): MANYUKAN, N.
Journal: Le Muséon
Volume: 110 Issue: 1-2 Date: 1997
Medieval Armenian literature developed in parallel with its counterparts in Western Europe. The ascendancy of urban culture in both regions facilitated the emergence of new genres and the renewal of old. This process also affected medieval prose, the smallscale representatives of which, fable and tale, achieved a new standard from their employment as illustrations. Short narrative genres had a very long history, however the composition of fables experienced a revival in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries at the hands of such major authors as Mxit‘ar Goš, and Vardan Aygekc‘i.