During the 12th century the Bagratids of Georgia enjoyed a resurgence in power, and managed to expand into Moslem occupied Armenia.
Despite some complications in the reign of Giorgi III, the successes continued in the reign of the Queen Tamar.
When the Khwarezms invaded region, Dvin was ruled by the aging Ivanē, who had given Ani to his nephew Shanshe(Shahanshah), son of Zakarē. Dvin was lost, but Kars and Ani did not surrender. They confirmed Shanshe in his fief, and even added to it the fief of Avag, son of Ivanē. Further, in... Read More