Archeology of Madness: Komitas, Portrait of an Armenian Icon

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Archeology of Madness: Komitas, Portrait of an Armenian Icon

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Author: Rita Kuyumjian Format: Hardcover

Komitas, clergyman and founder of Armenian classical music, became a symbol of the Armenian suffering of the 1915 Genocide. His capture, eventual release and subsequent mental illness elevated him in the eyes of Armenians to martyrdom.

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Komitas, clergyman and founder of Armenian classical music, became a symbol of the Armenian suffering of the 1915 Genocide. His capture, eventual release and subsequent mental illness elevated him in the eyes of Armenians to martyrdom.