Claude Armen Mutafian Explores the Ecclesiastical Relations between Cilician Armenia and Frankish Syria

YEREVAN, Armenia – On June 1, 2015, the American University of Armenia (AUA) hosted professor and historian Claude Armen Mutafian for a lecture on “The Ecclesiastical Relations between Cilician Armenia and Frankish Syria (1097-1291).” The event was hosted by the AUA Armenian Digital Library.

Claude Armen Mutafian was born in 1942 in a family that escaped from genocide. He is a mathematics professor and doctor of historical sciences.  He is a member of the National Academy of Science of Armenia and has taught mathematics at universities in France and other countries. His travels to modern Turkey and Armenia since 1980 led him to the discovery of history, especially of the Medieval Middle East and particularly of Cilician Armenia.

He is the author of several publications on this topic and has organized three big exhibitions:
“The Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia,” in the chapel of the Sorbonne, Paris, 1993,
“Roma-Armenia,” Sistine Chapel, Vatican and Armenia, 1999,
and “Arménie : La magie de l’écrit,” Marseille, 2007.

Photographs from the lecture can be seen below.

Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides a global education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values. 

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