Esprit Rock

asia minor was at this time divided between the eastern roman empire and the kingdom of iconium now konya under the seljuk turks

asia minor was at this time divided between the eastern roman empire and the kingdom of iconium now konya under the seljuk turks. but on the southern coast opposite cyprus separated from the turks by the taurus mountains lay the little kingdom of armenia the ancient roman province of cilicia which had become an independent kingdom at the same time as the lusignans came to cyprus. the populations was comprised chiefly of christian tribes which had taken refuge in the mountains when greater armenia had fallen under the rule of the seljuks. the armenian church owed allegiance neither to rome nor to constantinople though its alliance was sought both by pope and patriarch. the armenian catholicos after a century and a half in mesopotamia took refuge a