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Bulletin of the Institute of Oriental Studies, (Volume I (35), Issue 2)

Contents
    Articles
  1. ARAM KOSYAN
    DEMOGRAPHIC PROCESSES IN THE WESTERN PART OF THE ARMENIAN HIGHLAND (LATE XV-XIV CENTURIES BC)
    p.p 10-19
    Abstract

    The cuneiform Hittite texts of the XV-XIV centuries BC contain important information dealing with at least two different population movements happened along the Upper Euphrates region. First of these is fixed in the treaty signed between the Hittite king Tudḫaliyaš II (second part of the XV century BC) and Šunaššura, king of Kizzuwatna. The second migration took place later, during the reign of Tudḫaliyaš III. This second migration is of interest since in that population movement was involved a great number of people from different parts of Asia Minor. The study of several Hittite prayers compiled during the reign of Arnuwandaš I allow to assume that this second migration is definitely connected with continuous famine, hunger, plague and attacks of neighboring countries which could force the population of several regions to migrate first to Išuwa and from there to Ḫayaša.

    Keywords: Flight of population, famine, plague, Išuwa, Ḫayaša, Ḫatti

  2. RUSLAN TSAKANYAN
    THE CAMPAIGNS OF THE FIRST THREE YEARS OF TUKULTĪ-NINURTA’S I (1242-1206 BC)
    p.p 20-30
    Abstract

    The chronology of events during the reign of Tukultī-Ninurta I does not stand out with particular accuracy, which often sparked controversy. In particular, it refers to the irregular sequence of events in the king's records. In this article, examining the records of the Assyrian king, we have singled out the raids of his first three years, 1242-1239 BC․

    Keywords: Assyria, Aššur, invasion, eponym, Uqumenu, Qutu, Šarnida, Meḫru, Katmuḫu, Alzu, Nairi

  3. ARTHUR MELIKYAN
    THE HYPOTHESIS OF THE ARSACIDS’ DESCENT FROM THE ACHAEMENIDS: MYTH OR REALITY?
    p.p 31-52
    Abstract

    In the 40s of the last century, J. Wolski proposed a thesis, still dominant in historiography, arguing that the story of Arrian which reached us thanks to his work “Parthica” that the Arsacid dynasty, the founder of Parthian state, descended from the Achaemenids, has a fictional origin. According to J. Wolski, J. Neusner and their followers, it is an “ideological fiction”, a “literary forgery”, which appeared in the period between the second half of II century BC and the beginning of the I century AD and was recorded in written form by Arrian. However, the conclusion, based on the limited and often one-sided data by Strabo and Justin, is defective and does not meet the current requirements of the study of the problem. Оnly a comprehensive examination of the evidence provided by written sources in the field of the Parthian numismatics, epigraphy, archaeology, onomastics and other branches of science can give a complete answer to the issue. In this case, it becomes obvious that the “Arrianian” legend about the genealogical connection between the Arsacids and the Achaemenids is not just a literary fiction, but has a real historical basis.

    Keywords: Arrian, the Arsacids, the Achaemenids, the Dahae, Central Asia, Parthia, Artaxerxes, Arsaces I, Mithridates I

  4. АLEKSAN HAKOBYAN
    ONCE MORE ABOUT THE MAIN FUNCTION OF THE ARMENIAN PITIASHKHS (BDEAŠXS)
    p.p 53-75
  5. CHRISTINE MELKONYAN
    SOVIET-TURKISH RELATIONS: FROM NEUTRALITY TO DEMAND (1941)E
    p.p 76-87
  6. ARMEN MARUKYAN
    COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF STAGES AND METHODS OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE IN THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE AND TUTSI GENOCIDE IN RWANDA
    p.p 88-111
  7. AGHAVNI HARUTYUNYAN
    CHINESE BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE IN THE COUNTRIES OF THE GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL
    p.p 112-143
  8. ARAM ABAJYAN
    SHANGHAI COOPERATION ORGANIZATION AS A PLATFORM FOR PROMOTING THE AGENDA OF CHINA’S BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE
    p.p 144-154
  9. SARGIS GRIGORYAN
    TRANSFORMATIONS OF THE ISLAMIC EXTREMISM AND THE EMERGENCE OF THE “ISLAMIC STATE” (FROM THE END OF 20TH CENTURY TILL 2014)
    p.p 155-164
  10. YEVA HARUTYUNYAN
    JAPAN'S ECONOMIC POLICY IN ARMENIA (1992-2021)
    p.p 165-184
  11. ARTSRUN HOVHANNISYAN
    THE INTRODUCTION OF NET-PLATFORM-CENTRIC WARFARE IN THE CHINESE ARMY (PLA)
    p.p 185-203
  12. TEREZA AMRYAN
    THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE IRANIAN CHARSHANBE SURI FESTIVAL IN THE YEZIDI TRADITION
    p.p 204-212
  13. HAKOB AVCHYAN
    A SHORT STORY OF MULLAH NASREDDIN IN THE ANBARĀNI DIALECT OF THE TALYSHI LANGUAGE: TEXT, TRANSLATION, GLOSSARY AND COMMENTS
    p.p 213-226