German printer and engraver Christopher Weigel, portrays Armenian territory as the land between the Black and Caspian seas. During this time, Armenia was greatly elated by the emergence of new generation of artists, songwriters, lyricists, led by the legendary Armenian poet and musician Sayat-Nova (“Master of songs”).
In his “Armenia: Survival of the nation” (Routledge, revised second edition, 1990), British historian and author Christopher J. Walker writes:
“Almost without, exception Armenians are Christians, although often in a sociological rather than a religious sense. Their devotion to their ancient Church as the main embodiment of their traditions, and as the one institution which remained alive when their country was enshrouded in the might of alien empires, is immensely strong”.