Forschungsschwerpunkte / Fields of Research:
Transmission of intellectual traditions in the Eastern Mediterranean area in Late Antiquity and early Middle Ages, with the emphasis on Armenian-Syriac and Armenian-Byzantine relationships.
Jewish-Christian contacts in Late Antiquity and shaping of Apocryphal literature; the Apocrypha’s role in the formation of anthropological, cosmological and historiographical representations.
Christians under Islamic rule; hagiography of Oriental Churches.
Russian exploration of the Caucasus and Central Asia; Russian-Armenian cultural exchanges.
Aktuelle Forschungsprojekte / Current Research Projects: