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Cover of the first issue
EditorSerop Chamurlian
FrequencyPeriodical (varying)
presently biannual
PublisherMekhitarist Order
First issue1843-present[1][2]
Based inSan Lazzaro degli Armeni, Italy

Bazmavēp (Pazmaveb in Western Armenian; Armenian: Բազմավէպ, "Polyhistory") is an academic journal covering Armenian studies. It is published by the Mechitarist monastery in San Lazzaro degli Armeni, Venice, Italy. According to Robert H. Hewsen, it is the first Armenian scholarly journal.[3] and the longest-running Armenian publication still being published.

Bazmavēp was established by Gabriel Aivazovsky and Ghevond Alishan in May 1843,[4] with the initial intention of publishing for three years.[5] Previous editors-in-chief have been Gabriel Aivazovsky (1843–48) and Ghevont Alishan (1849-51). The current editor is Serop Chamurlian.

In its earliest decades, Bazmavēp was an economic-philological biweekly journal, aiming to convey enlightening ideas, useful tips, ways to revive economic, political and careful life to the readers. In the first period, the magazine was occupied by religious-moral programs, the latest discoveries in the fields of science and industry, information about geographical and archeological inventions, nature and the richness of the subsoil. In the 1860s, Bazmavēp became a scientific periodical, published the works of Armenian and foreign scholars, and contributed to the development of Armenology. Around the turn of the 20th century, Bazmavēp published numerous articles regarding the Armenian question and later the Armenian genocide. Today, the journal includes scientific, theological, Armenological, historical, linguistic, bibliographic, artistic, educational materials.



  1. ^ Zekiyan, Levon (1995). ""Բազմավէպ". հայագիտական հանդեսներու նահապետը (150-ամյա հոբելյանին առթիվ) ["Bazmavēp". The Forefather of the Armenological Journals (dedicated to the 150th anniversary)]". Patma-Banasirakan Handes (in Armenian) (1): 103–110.
  2. ^ Shtikian, S. A. (1993). ""Բազմավեպ" հանդեսը (հիմնադրման 150-ամյակի առթիվ) [Journal "Bazmavēp" (to the 150th anniversary of the day of foundation)]". Lraber Hasarakakan Gitutyunneri (in Armenian) (4): 72–81.
  3. ^ Hewsen, Robert H. (2001). Armenia: A Historical Atlas. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. p. 147. ISBN 0-226-33228-4.
  4. ^ Hacikyan, Agop Jack; Gabriel Basmajian; Edward S. Franchuk (2005). The Heritage of Armenian Literature: From the eighteenth century to modern times. Wayne State University Press. p. 57. ISBN 978-0-8143-3221-4.
  5. ^ Bardakjian, Kevork B. (1976). The Mekhitarist contributions to Armenian culture and scholarship: notes to accompany an exhibit of Armenian printed books in the Widener Library, displayed on the 300th anniversary of Mekhitar of Sebastia, 1676-1976. Harvard University Library. OCLC 2708210.
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