The Sasanian World through Georgian Eyes: Caucasia and the Iranian Commonwealth in Late Antique Georgian Literature

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2014 M09 28 - 524 pages
Georgian literary sources for Late Antiquity are commonly held to be later productions devoid of historical value. As a result, scholarship outside the Republic of Georgia has privileged Graeco-Roman and even Armenian narratives. However, when investigated within the dual contexts of a regional literary canon and the active participation of Caucasia’s diverse peoples in the Iranian Commonwealth, early Georgian texts emerge as rich repositories of late antique attitudes and outlooks.
 

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Contents

Contexts
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photographs are by the author unless otherwise noted
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Kartli in the Šatberdivariant of Mokcevay kartlisay tenth
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permission of dr Florian Knauss
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prof dr andreas Furtwängler
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Georgian National Museum Tbilisi
66
The Vitae of Šušanik and Evstati 33
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convent Mcxeta
143
The Life of the Successors of Mirian
261
The Life of Vaxtang Gorgasali
271
ps Juanšers Continuation
331
Hambavimepeta and Sasanian Caucasia
353
Terminological note
377
Kartvelian Kings and Presiding Princes until the End
385
Mihrānid Bidaxšes of SomxitiGugark
389
Index
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Kartlis cxovreba and the historiographical Mokcevay kartlisay
169
The Life of the Kings
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Stephen H. Rapp Jr is Associate Professor of History at Sam Houston State University, Texas, USA

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