GRIGOR KAPANTSYAN AND THE HITTITE STUDIES, YEREVAN, “GITUTYUN” PUBLISHING HOUSE, 2016, 196 P. (IN ARM.)
A book review by Robert Ghazaryan
In the field of the study of Hittite-Armenian linguistic interrelations the works by Hasmik Hmayakyan, senior researcher of the Institute of Oriental Studies of NAS RA, have their unique place as well, especially her monograph “Grigor Kapantsyan and the Hittite Studies”. The topic “Grigor Kapantsyan and the Hittite Studies” is being introduced in the scientific circulation for the first time and this is its novelty. Some aspects of Grigor Kapantsyan’s studies (history, linguistics and mythology) reviewed in this monograph as well as some of his suggestions have been introduced by various researchers in their papers, depending on to what extent these suggestions concerned their subject of studies and opinions expressed. However, this is the first time that such a holistic, generalizing approach simultaneously with a number of queries shaped by the author around these aspects of the scholar’s studies that are introduced, discussed and valued in the context of the achievement of the modern science, is being applied.
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