Images of Turks in Armenian Documents
Abstract: Armenian documents are of major importance in terms of shedding light on the Turkish history. Given their detailed records of the 11th-14th centuries, Armenian historical documents, uncovering the first pieces of information on the Turkish peoples moving from Turkistan to the Caspian region as of 5th century, can be considered more valuable when compared to other contemporary historical documents. Yet, the fact that almost all of the Armenian historians were clergy people led to some religious prejudices in the portrayal of the image of Turks. Later on, a nationalistic perspective came into being in the Armenians’ perceptions of the Turks during the Seljucid period.
Keywords: Turks, Armenian documents, history, historians, Christianity, Islam.
Biography author: Prof. Dr. İbrahim Tellioğlu, graduated from Fırat University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, department of history in 1993. He received his degree in 1996 and in 2002 he became doctor of science. As of 06.04.2006, he became Associate Professor. Professor. Dr. Ibrahim Tellioğlu is currently working at the Ondokuz Mayıs University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, department of History. Professor Dr. İbrahim Tellioğlu has conducted various studies in the history of the Black Sea and the Caucasus.
Affiliations: İbrahim Tellioğlu, Professor, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of History, Samsun - Turkey.
Tellioğlu, İbrahim (2011), 'Images Of Turks In Armenian Documents (11th-14th centuries) [‘Ermeni Kaynaklarında Türk Tasviri (XI.-XIV. Yüzyıllar)’]', in: International Review of Turkish Studies, Fall 2011, Volume: 1, Issue: 3, pages: 28-61.