The Sasanian World through Georgian Eyes

Author(s): 
Rapp Jr., Stephen H.
ISBN: 
9781472425522
Date published: 
September 2014
Hardback
Price: 
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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.