The author of the book, lecturer at the above mentioned faculty, Candidate of History Teresa Amryan has presented the analysis of the religious traditions and customs of Yazidi, living in Northern Iraq and Armenia.
The event was attended by students, lecturers, representatives of Yazidi community in Armenia. Head of Chair of Iranian Studies Vardan Voskanyan made opening remarks, highlighting the work done by the author and the attempt to make available information about the religious worldview of this people to the Armenian readers.
“Armenian and Yazidi people have lived side by side for centuries; have written common heroic pages of history, shared success and difficulties. And many researches and intellectuals of Yazidi origin develop their activities right in Armenia. This all supported the development of Yazidi Studies in our country in recent years,” – said Mr. Voskanyan.
The author presents the religious worldview of this people, based on the religious anthems, folklore, showing the development stages, changes and differences by countries of their residence.
“We are grateful to Yazidi living in Armenia and Iraq who have supported us in the process of preparation of this monograph,” – said the author.
The book is designed for the specialists in Oriental Studies, theology and culture, ethnographers, as well as all those interested in this issue.