Translated from Classical Armenianby Robert Bedrosian
Sources of the Armenian Tradition (Long Branch, N.J., 2006)
, though divided into chapters which are numbered, lacks chapter headings orsummaries. The table of chapter summaries below was created for the convenience of readers and is notpart of Ghewond's text.
Chapter 1.The first caliphs; Arab conquests of Judaea and Syria; fighting with the Byzantine empire.Chapter 2.War with Iran and the defeat of that country; initial attacks on Armenia; conflict between theByzantine general Procopius and Prince T'e'odoros R'shtunik'; Arab successes and withdrawal.Chapter 3.Return of the Arab armies and their successes in Armenia; another withdrawal; after a ten year hiatus the Arabs attack again, take slaves and booty and withdraw for another two years.Chapter 4.The reign of Caliph Mu'awiya (661-680) and events on the Armenian Highlands; the role of theR'shtunik', Bagratunis, and Mamikoneans; the reigns of caliphs Yazid I (680-683) and 'Abdal-Malik (685-705); warfare among the Arabs; the Khazars raid Caucasia, their looting anddeparture.Chapter 5.The reigns of the patrician Ashot Bagratuni (686-689/90), and the Byzantine emperor Justinian[II, 685-695, 705-711]; Khazar and Arab attacks.