Lehahayer 2023-01-26T15:14:07+01:00 Department of Scientific Journals, Ksiegarnia Akademicka Publishing Open Journal Systems <p>The journal is scholarly, peer-reviewed annual. It aims to intensify research on the culture and history of the Polish Armenians and bring these issues back to the scientific consciousness. This choice of title is not accidental. As a result of the change of borders after the Second World War, the actual cultural dimensions of the Polish Armenians were blurred. They fell into a political inheritance in Ukraine, and many of those who write about their history from the 14th to the 20th century are not aware of the real dimensions, the real identity of this political, social, economic, and cultural space, in which they existed and worked.</p> Metryka parafii ormiańskiej w Zamościu z lat 1694-1776 2023-01-26T15:14:07+01:00 Marcin Łukasz Majewski <p><strong>THE METRICS OF THE ARMENIAN PARISH IN ZAMOŚĆ FROM THE YEARS 1694-1776</strong></p> <p>The metrical notes of the Armenian Catholic parish in Zamość from the years 1694-1776, kept in the Wasyl Stefanyk Lviv National Scientific Library, constitute nowadays the only known register of the baptisms and marriages administered in this parish. This source also includes a few notes of chronicle character and a copy of the will of the Armenian wójt Stefan Ałtunowicz. The publication is an edition of metrical entries and other notes. Its issue aim at providing researches with material for linguistic, genealogic, statistic and demographic, social, and cultural studies.</p> <p> </p> 2022-12-19T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Marcin Łukasz Majewski Rękopiśmienny śpiewnik benedyktynki ormiańskiej Antoniny Grzegorzowiczówny z 1757 roku jako przykład alografii ormiańsko-polskiej 2023-01-26T15:14:04+01:00 Andrzej A. Zięba <p><strong>THE HANDWRITTEN PRAYER BOOK OF THE BENEDICTINE NUN ANTONINA GRZEGORZOWICZÓWNA FROM 1757</strong></p> <p>The collections of the library of the Armenian patriarchate in Jerusalem (St. Toros Manuscript Library) include a valuable souvenir of the cultural heritage of the Polish Armenians – the handwritten prayer book of Antonina Grzegorzowiczów na, a Benedictine nun from Lwów (ref. number 3856). It is the oldest collection of songs from the monastery of the Armenian Benedictines nuns in Lwów, which has been preserved until our times. It dates back to 1757 and comprises the colophon written by Asvadzadur, a son of Ovanes. It provides information that the songbook was to be a gift for his sister, whose name had been written with the Polish letters under the copyist’s colophon. The consecration of Antonina, which took place a month later, on 13th November, in the Armenian cathedral of Lwów, was a reason of the gift. The article characterises the figure of the owner, analyses the content of the songbook – its usefulness for research on cultural (linguistic and religious) relations in Lwów in the 18th century – and determines the fate of the manuscript.</p> 2022-12-19T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 La Lettre Arménienne Du Brody À Istanbul, 1770. Ormiański list z Brodów do Stambułu z 1770 roku 2023-01-26T15:14:02+01:00 Agnès Ouzounian Andrzej Pisowicz <p><strong>AN ARMENIAN LETTER FROM BRODY TO STAMBUL FROM 1770</strong></p> <p>The edition of a commercial letter from 1770, written in Brody (Polish Kingdom) in a dialect of the Armenian language, with a supplement including translations into Polish.</p> 2022-12-19T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Funkcjonowanie persjarni słuckiej prowadzonej przez Jana i Leona Madżarskich w świetle dokumentacji ekonomiczno-gospodarczej z Narodowego Historycznego Archiwum Białorusi w Mińsku 2023-01-26T15:13:59+01:00 Wojciech Aleksander Siwek <p><strong>OPERATING OF THE SŁUCK SASH MANUFACTORY RUN BY JAN AND LEON MADŻARSKI IN THE LIGHT OF ECONOMIC DOCUMENTATION FROM THE NATIONAL HISTORICAL ARCHIVE OF BELARUS IN MINSK</strong></p> <p>The noble outfit was one of the most popular and characteristic symbols of the old Polish Sarmatist culture. Kontush belts made from valuable fabrics belonged to its elements. The name “Słuck belts” is connected with a persjarnia [manufactory producing fabrics] in Słuck – the domain of the Radziwiłł family. It was in its heyday during the second half of the 18th century, when it was run by the Armenian Madżarski family. The article analyses documentation which concerns this issue and is kept in the National Historical Archive of Belarus in Minsk. This material is scrutinised in the context of economic activity of the princes Michał Kazimierz and Karol Stanisław Radziwiłł, orientalisation of noble tastes as well as the history of the Madżarski family.</p> 2022-12-19T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Panny benedyktynki obrządków łacińskiego i ormiańskiego we Lwowie – ślady koegzystencji i wzajemnych relacji 2023-01-26T15:13:57+01:00 Urszula Ososko <p><strong>BENEDICTINE NUNS OF THE LATIN AND ARMENIAN RITES IN LWÓW – THE TRACES OF COEXISTENCE AND MUTUAL RELATIONS</strong></p> <p>The article analyses relations between two monasteries of the Benedictine nuns in Lwów – Latin and Armenian – from the 17th century to the 20th century. The source base includes here the archives of the Latin Benedictine nuns, taken away in 1946 from Lwów (since then: Lviv) and kept in their monastery in Krzeszów, Lower Silesia. The author demonstrated closeness and multiplicity of the relations, determined many episodes unknown by now and showed in new light some facts which have been already known.</p> 2022-12-19T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Starodruki z kolekcji arcybiskupa Józefa Teodorowicza: przyczynek do badań bibliofilstwa w środowisku Ormian polskich 2023-01-26T15:13:54+01:00 Tomasz Krzyżowski <p><strong>ANTIQUE BOOKS FROM THE COLLECTION OF ARCHBISHOP JÓZEF TEODOROWICZ: A MINOR CONTRIBUTION TO THE RESEARCH OF BIBLIOPHILISM IN THE ENVIRONMENT OF THE POLISH ARMENIANS</strong></p> <p>Armenian Archbishop Józef Teodorowicz (1864-1938) had a collection of antique books, comprising at least 145 titles in a few languages: Latin, Polish, German, and French. Armenian antique books, published with great artistry in Venice and Constantinople, were especially interesting among these works. It was determined that over 80 percent of collection concerned different branches of theology. The rest, i.e. 20 percent, included works of philosophy, ethics, canon law, rhetoric, literature, and linguistics. During the Second World War, after the capture of Lwów by Soviet troops, the collection was partially destroyed and dispersed. In August 1940, preserved fragments were included into the collections belonging to the Library of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian Socialistic Soviet Republic (Lviv Branch). Today, the preserved fragments of the collection from the library of Archbishop Teodorowicz are kept in two institutions: the Division of Antique Books of the Wasyl Stefanyk National Scientific Library in Lviv and the Unit of Antique Books of the Ossoliński National Institute in Wrocław.</p> 2022-12-19T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Plany utworzenia nowej unii kościelnej słowiańsko-ormiańskokatolickiej w Polsce w latach trzydziestych XX wieku 2023-01-26T15:13:51+01:00 Tomasz Krzyżowski <p><strong>PLANS FOR THE CREATION OF A NEW CHURCH SLAVIC ARMENIAN CATHOLIC UNION IN POLAND IN THE 1930S</strong></p> <p>In the second half of the 1930s, a group of Old Catholic and Orthodox priests and believers from Zamość Region and Volhynia tried to join the Catholic Church. Ignacy Jan Wysoczański (1901-1975) was the framer of this plan. A new church structure was to be under the jurisdiction of the Armenian archbishop of Lwów, Józef Teodorowicz (1864-1938), who accepted the idea with enthusiasm. Efforts undertaken to achieve the confirmation of the union in 1935 were negatively assessed by the Vatican Congregation for Eastern Churches, mainly due to formal questions, because – according to the canon law and the concordat signed with Poland – priests and believers expressing willingness to join the Catholic Church should be subordinate to the bishop of the place. It soon turned out that Ignacy Wysoczański was a controversial and unsteady person, which ultimately shattered the plan.</p> 2022-12-19T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Zarys gramatyczny dialektu Ormian polskich z Kut 2023-01-26T15:13:48+01:00 Kazimierz Roszko <p><strong>A GRAMMATICAL OUTLINE OF THE DIALECT OF THE POLISH ARMENIANS FROM KUTY</strong></p> <p>In the 1950s, the Armenian and Greek Catholic priest Kazimierz Roszko (1916- 1987), lector of the Armenian language at the Jagiellonian University, collected materials on a vanishing dialect of the Polish Armenians, which was spoken longest in the town of Kuty by the Czeremosz River. His doctoral thesis prepared on this subject is still a manuscript. The article includes its main fragments elaborated by Andrzej Pisowicz. As material for the doctoral dissertation of Roszko, texts collected by him and published in the journal “Folia Orientalia” were used, as well as materials published in the 19th century by Jan Hanusz and supplements of Bogdan Dawidowicz and Jerzy Kuryłowicz from the 1920s and 1930s. The native words of the Armenian dialect from Kuty constitute a continuation of the vocabulary of the Old Armenian language. Furthermore, the dialect of the Polish Armenians abounds with primarily Turkic borrowings (mainly from the Kipchak language), among which one can find words of the Arabic origin (Semitic words) and the Persian origin (Iranian, Indo-European words). The Armenians of Kuty also borrowed many words from the Romanian language, which they had spoken before arrival to the Czeremosz River. The newest borrowing layer of the dialect of the Armenians from Kuty includes Ruthenian and, of course, Polish words. The article discusses phonetics, morphology and syntax against the comparative background. A few texts which illustrate the dialect have been presented in the appendix.</p> 2022-12-19T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Badania języka ormiańsko-kipczackiego w dorobku naukowym profesora Edwarda Tryjarskiego 2023-01-26T15:13:46+01:00 Ewa Siemieniec-Gołaś <p><strong>THE RESEARCH OF THE ARMENIAN KIPCHAK LANGUAGE IN THE SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENTS OF PROFESSOR EDWARD TRYJARSKI (1923-2021)</strong></p> <p>The Armenian Kipchak language is the language of the Polish Armenians inhabiting the former Polish eastern borderlands (mainly cities: Lwów, Kamieniec Podolski, Zamość). The time of the highest activity of this peculiar linguistic phenomenon includes the 16th and 17th centuries. Edward Tryjarski was an outstanding Polish orientalist who conducted research on this language which is also treated as a dialect or ethnolect. The purpose of the article is to present the scientific work of Professor Tryjarski connected just with this issue.</p> 2022-12-19T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Historia mówiona i polscy Ormianie 2023-01-26T15:13:43+01:00 Jakub Osiecki <p><strong>ORAL HISTORY AND THE POLISH ARMENIANS</strong></p> <p>The article discusses 17 biographical interviews with the Polish Armenians, which are kept in the Archive of the Oral History of the Foundation of Karta Centre (Warsaw). This evidence has been analysed in terms of phenomena connected with ethnic identification. The main task of the author was to capture and define contents which appear most frequently in the interviews and relate to the sense of distinctiveness of the oldest living generation of the Polish Armenians.</p> 2022-12-19T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Seminaria naukowe Ośrodka Badań nad Kulturą Ormiańską w Polsce w latach 2019-2022 – przyczynek do poznania najnowszego etapu kształtowania się armenologii polskiej 2023-01-26T15:13:40+01:00 Franciszek Wasyl Andrzej A. Zięba <p><strong>SEMINARS OF THE RESEARCH CENTER FOR ARMENIAN CULTURE IN POLAND IN THE YEARS 2019-2022</strong></p> <p>This is the thematic analysis of tutorial meetings, organised in the Research Center for Armenian Culture in Poland (Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences in Krakow) in the years 2019-2022.</p> 2022-12-19T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Niemiecki przekład dzieła Minasa Byżyszkianca, Podróż do Polski (Der Reisebericht des Minas Bžškeancc über die Armenier im östlichen Europa (1830), Übersetzt und kommentiert von Bálint Kovács und Grigor Grigoryan. Herausgegeben von Bálint Kovács und Grigo 2023-01-26T15:13:31+01:00 Andrzej Pisowicz <p><strong>A GERMAN TRANSLATION OF THE WORK A JOURNEY TO POLAND OF MINAS BZHSHKYAN</strong></p> <p>The author of the review characterises the contents of a German translation of the classical work concerning the Polish Armenians, i.e. A Journey to Poland of the Mechitarist Minas Bzhshkyan, published in Venice in 1830, indicating mistakes and omissions.</p> 2022-12-19T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Magnificent work on Swedish-Armenian relations (Ann Grönhammar, Drömmen om Armenien: Armenier och svenskar under tusen år, Medströms Bokförlag, Stockholm 2021) 2023-01-26T15:13:29+01:00 Svante Lundgren <p>The reviewer presents the content of the work of Ann Grönhammar on relations between Sweden and Armenia, beginning from cloudy – from the perspective of sources – times of Vikings who wandered as far as the Caucasus, through significantly better documented episodes from the 17th century, until the beginning of the 20th century. The reviewer indicates Polish threads, resulting from the existence of the Armenian diaspora in Poland as the nearest to Sweden from a geographical point of view. Furthermore, the reviewer emphasises the advantages of the work, i.e. usage of many sources, including unpublished ones, as well as iconographic material from different archival, library and museum collections.</p> 2022-12-19T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Współczesna Armenia w opisie Macieja Falkowskiego (Armenia. Obieg zamknięty, Wydawnictwo Czarne, Wołowiec 2022) 2023-01-26T15:13:26+01:00 Jakub Osiecki <p><strong>MODERN ARMENIA IN MACIEJ FALKOWSKI’S DESCRIPTION</strong></p> <p>The reportage book of Maciej Falkowski titled <em>Armenia. Obieg zamknięty</em> [<em>Armenia. Closed Circulation</em>] was issued in 2022 by the Czarne Publishing House. The author – longtime employee of the Polish embassy in Yerevan – in his relation about the contemporary state of Armenia uses his own memories and observations. The book constitutes a significant contribution to the Polish research on Armenia and an important compendium of knowledge concerning this country. The review, while emphasizing the value of the publication, indicates some minor mistakes regarding the Armenian language and the history of Armenia.</p> 2022-12-19T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Wystawa „Kobiety pod znakiem Krzyża. Ormiańskie benedyktynki ze Lwowa i ich duchowość”, Kraków, Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, 13 sierpnia – 12 listopada 2022 roku . 2023-01-26T15:13:23+01:00 Krzysztof Stopka <p><strong>THE EXHIBITION “WOMEN UNDER THE SIGN OF THE CROSS: THE ARMENIAN BENEDICTINE NUNS FROM LWÓW AND THEIR SPIRITUALITY”, KRAKÓW, MUSEUM OF THE JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY, AUGUST 13– NOVEMBER 12, 2022</strong></p> <p>The reviewer discusses an exhibition devoted to the convent of the Benedictine nuns of the Armenian rite in Lwów, existing from the end of the 17th century to the 20th century. It has been organised in 2022 by the Museum of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków gathering its own exhibits as well as artifacts from the Foundation of Culture and Heritage of the Polish Armenians, many convents, libraries and museums.</p> 2022-12-19T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Front Matter 2023-01-26T09:13:35+01:00 2022-12-19T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Spotkania Arama Sarkisjana w Kaliningradzie, Warszawie (z Lechem Kaczyńskim) i Waszyngtonie w 2003 roku 2023-01-25T15:10:07+01:00 Wigen Jeremian <p><strong>ARAM SARGSYAN’S MEETINGS IN KALININGRAD, WARSAW (WITH LECH KACZYNSKI) AND WASHINGTON IN 2003</strong></p> <p>An unknown episode in the political activities of former Armenian Prime Minister Aram Sargsyan in 2003 concerns his contacts with Lech Kaczynski, then president of Warsaw and future president of Poland, and shows in a new light the role of the Polish politician in Caucasus politics and the US-Russian rivalry even before the 2008 Georgian crisis.</p> 2022-12-19T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Armenia w latach 2004-2009 z perspektywy polskiego ambasadora 2023-01-26T15:13:34+01:00 Tomasz Knothe <p><strong>ARMENIA IN THE YEARS 2004-2009 FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A POLISH AMBASSADOR</strong></p> <p>The author analyses relations between Poland and Armenia in the years 2004-2009, when he was an ambassador of Poland in Yerevan. The author shows the geopolitical context of these relations and characterises Armenian politicians playing at that time the most important role in the creation of Armenian relations with other countries. Furthermore, he describes the main issues of this period: organisation of Armenian diplomacy; establishment of diplomatic missions in Yerevan, positions of the USA, Russia, and Turkey; conflict about Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) with Azerbaijan; visits of Polish politicians in Armenia; cultural cooperation.</p> 2022-12-19T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Back Matter 2023-01-26T09:12:46+01:00 2022-12-19T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022