Little Armenia


Little Armenia

geographical name

Definition of LITTLE ARMENIA

region S Turkey corresponding to ancient Cilicia

Variants of LITTLE ARMENIA

Little Armenia or Lesser Armenia

Little Armenia

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Ancient kingdom, southeastern coast of Anatolia. After initial struggles with the Byzantine Empire, it was established in Cilicia by the Armenian Rubenid dynasty in the 12th century and developed contacts with the West. It was influenced by cultural contacts with Crusaders and with Venetian and Genoese merchants. It was conquered by the Muslim Mamluk dynasty in 1375.

Variants of LITTLE ARMENIA

Little Armenia or Lesser Armenia

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