In 451, the Armenians were the first Christians to take up

Chalabian, Antranig
December 1996
Military History;Dec96, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p30
Focuses on the first set of young men and women who were ready to fight and die for their Christian faith, if the Persian King made good his threat of an armed invasion. How the Armenians preserved their cultural identity; Translation of the Bible and works of the church fathers into Armenian; Armenian's response to Mihr-Nerseh, the grand vizier.


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