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The Armenians in the Bavarian Founding Myth

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Stracke, Elmar:
The Armenians in the Bavarian Founding Myth.
In: Bardez/Partez : The Bulletin of the Armenian Institute. (2018) .

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Abstract in another language

Since the 11th century and until the turn of the 20th century, it has been believed that the Bavarians descended somehow from the Armenians. The origin of this mythological lineage can be traced back to the publication of the Annolied around 1080AD, an opus praising the archbishop of Cologne, Anno II. The author needed to underline Anno's power by the support of the mightiest Germanic tribes who needed for their legitimacy an impressive and ideally Christian ancient ancestry. Since other ancient people were taken already, he chose the Armenians as the Bavarian ancestors. This sparked many accounts of how and when the Armenians exactly made it to today's Bavaria.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: No
Keywords: Armenian; Armenians; Mythology; Bavaria; History; Bayern; Kulturgeschichte; Medieval; Mittelalter ;Hagiography; Genealogie; Genealogy
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Department of Philosophy > Chair Philosophy II > Chair Philosophy II - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Rudolf Schüßler
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 900 History and geography > 920 Biography, genealogy
900 History and geography > 930 History of ancient world (to ca. 499), archaeology
900 History and geography > 940 History of Europe
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2021 07:12
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2021 07:13
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/66494