Gevorg Marzpetuni (novel)

Gevorg Marzpetuni (Armenian: Գևորգ Մարզպետունի) is a historical novel by the Armenian writer Muratsan (Grigor Ter-Hovhannisyan). It is considered to be one of the most notable pieces of Armenian literature. The novel was written and first published in 1896 in Tbilisi in Ardzaganq magazine. It appeared in book form in 1912.

Gevorg Marzpetuni
GenreHistorical novel
PublisherArdzaganq magazine, Tbilisi
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The novel illustrates Armenia's history in the 10th century and includes references to a number of real people and events, including King Ashot II Erkat, Lord Gevorg Marzpetuni, the Armenian-Arabic war, the inner life of the country, and the strategies of different lords and ministers at the royal court. It is Muratsan's best known work; like his other writings, it is in Romantic style.[1]


  1. ^ Hacikyan, Agop Jack; Basmajian, Gabriel; Franchuk, Edward S.; Ouzounian, Nourhan, eds. (2005). The Heritage of Armenian Literature. 3: From the Eighteenth Century to Modern Times. Detroit: Wayne State University. p. 472. ISBN 9780814328156.