THE CONCEPT OF HISTORY IN STEPAN ZORIAN’S "PAP TAGAVOR" NOVEL
Keywords:historical past, relevance, historical novel, dramaticism, the King Pap, national destiny, individual
In the article we examined the historical novel of St. Zoryan “The King Pap”, in particular, the character of Pap – from Zoryan’s point of view. It was made an attempt to reveal what events of his time made the writer in the twentieth century to think over one of the most dramatic periods in the history of Armenia, which became so relevant for Armenian historiography.
This novel is relevant both from the point of view of the threat of the loss of Armenian statehood, and from the point of view of discord or split of our country between two new geopolitical poles. If in the fourth century Armenia was divided between Byzantium and Persia, then the actors of history have now changed, but the challenge remains the same.
“The King Pap” by Stepan Zoryan - one of the best works of Armnian fiction of the twentieth century, “King Pap” by Stepan Zoryan is one of the best works of Armenian literature of the twentieth century, it is of inestimable artistic value in terms of understanding history and historical generalizations.
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