The Political Map of Asia Minor According to the “Armenian Geography” (“Ashkharatsuyts”)

The author presents the question of political map of Asia Minor according to “Armenian geography” (or “Ashkharatsuyts”). Changes in the political map of Asia Minor from antiquity to the Middle Ages are revealed based on data of comparative study of ancient Greek, Roman origins in compare with “Ashkharatsuyts”. The obtained results indirectly prove that “Ashkharatsuyts” is essantial primary source to study the problems of political geography of that region.
old Armenian “Geography” (“Ashkharatsuyts” in Armenian), Asia Minor peninsula, ancient sources, Movses Khorenatsi, political map, Anania Shirakatsi, “Geography” by Ptolemey, hermeneutic comparative analysis of the sources

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