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 Literature in late Mediaeval Armenia. Unlike other spheres of culture, literature was in the process of development in XV-XVI centuries. Collections «Sharaknots» (collection of Armenian church music), «Gandzaran» (Mediaeval manuscript of songs dedicated to Armenian religious holidays) and «Tagharan» (collection of taghs (type of a verse)) were still popular. Collections called «Tagharan» were both a songbook and a book for reading. In these collections there were spiritual songs, as well as poems on love, nature, patriotism and other works on remarkable events. It’s not by chance that «Tagharan» compiled and published by Hakob Meghapart, had its significant role in the development of Armenian printing. See more.