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Historical features of the development of Armenian arms manufacturing in Ukraine

Author(s): Iryna Hayuk
Subject(s): Customs / Folklore, Ethics / Practical Philosophy, Local History / Microhistory, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology
Published by: Національна академія керівних кадрів культури і мистецтв
Keywords: Armenians; attribution; firearm mark; gunsmith; powder flask; sword; weapon; gun;

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of the research. The main task of the article is to show the specificity of historical development of one of the principal types of art crafts of Armenians in Ukraine – arms manufacturing and to study problems of scientific research of this subject. The special attention is given to the questions of attribution of the weapon made by Armenian craftsmen. The methodology of research includes methods of historical analysis and synthesis and also a method of interpretation. Scientific novelty of the research consists in substantiation of necessity to study the problem of the specificity of the Armenian arms manufacturing in Ukraine as an original phenomenon. Conclusions. Problems in this sphere are connected with historical destiny of Armenians. Most of Armenian artisans lived and worked in Diaspora, at the same time weapons are usually attributed to the country of their manufacture. Therefore, names of many Armenian armourers are known from historical documents, but the concrete samples of their work are unknown, and as a result, characteristic style features of the work of a concrete master are also unknown.