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BRENNER, HENRICH: - Epitome commentariorum Moysis Armeni, de origine & regibus Armenorum et Pathorum, item series principum Iberiae et Georgiae, cum notis & observationibus. Accessit ejusdem epistola ad plur. reverend. & celeberrim. Doct. Ericum Benzelium de praesenti statu quarundam gentium orientalium. Stockholm, J. L. Horrn, 1723.

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4to. Pp. (iv), 108. Contemporary half calf, renewed paper covered boards, spien rubbed, new title label on spine. First edition. Comprises two parts, of which the first titled "Breve comment. de origine nationis Armenorum" is based on the writings of Movses Khoernatzi, known as the father of Armenian literature and believed to have lived in the 5th century. The second part "Series regum sive principum" is mainly based on Georgian manuscripts. Henrich Brenner (1669-1732), a Swedish philosopher and diplomat accompanied the Swedish envoy, Ludvig Fabricius, to Persia in 1697. The aim of the embassy was to establish trade relations between Persia and Sweden. Three years later on Brenner's return journey he was imprisoned in Russia until 1721. Due to the war between Charles XII and Peter I, the czar suspected that Brenner's mission might be connected with political secrets and therefore had Brenner arrested at Moscow. He was imprisoned for 21 years until the conclusion of the peace of Nystad. During his journey and the long imprisonment in Russia he had opportunity to study the languages and the cultures of Armenia, Dagestan, Georgia and Circassia. Brenner's extensive commentary of the "Epitome com. Moysis Armeni" indicates his broad knowledge of classical and oriental literature. At end a letter by Erik Benzelius, Archbishop in Uppsala at the time. Scarce. Zenker, BO ii, 2289. Svenskt Biografiskt Lexicon, 6.
EUR 1100.00 [Appr.: US$ 1295.67 | £UK 966.25 | JPą 147104] Book number 100864

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