Exhibition of Armenian Books in Paris

  • Society - 29 October 2012, 10:17

Paris- On October 26, the prestigious French library Mazarine in Paris, inaugurated a magnificent exhibition of Armenian old books “of the revival to the Lights”, on the occasion of 500 years of the Armenian printing.

The exhibition presents 58 works. It reports the wide and fragmented geography of the Armenian printing houses of the first centuries (Venice, Rome, Constantinople, Amsterdam, Marseille, Madras...), and often difficult conditions in which the men of the book worked. Among the works, the Alphabetum Armenicum offered to Cardinal Mazarin.