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The ICRI publishes the journal of Caucasology, entitled Amirani. Articles concerning the peoples, cultures and languages of the Caucasus, from the perspective of any of the humanities or social sciences, will be considered for publication. The articles may be written in English, French, Georgian, German, Russian, or any other language accessible to a significant number of Caucasologists.

There is Thousands of years of history to this region, with further studies continuously taking place which concern its people and culture. This journal aims to be a useful source for anyone looking to pursue an online education in the field of Caucasology. Through the Institutes commitment to establishing international and academic contacts, we are able to collate some of the most valuable articles on this subject.

By having each volume of Amirani available online, it vastly increases the accessibility of these materials to those who are interested in this particular topic. Its also invites those who have already gained completed significant studies on the Caucasus region to submit relevant and scholarly articles for publication. Archived articles are also available on this website, as is information on events of interest and other information-sharing activities.

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2000 Volume 2

The Issue of Attitudes towards Nature in Folk Traditions

Entry date: 2009-11-11

Author(s): George Chinchaladze

Religion, moral criteria form the absolute axiological (value) basis of culture, which gives the form of social law (norms) to the obligations and good will. It is namely participation in God's heavenly realm or "wellbeing" which motivates the orientation of seasonal labor habits and holidays on the church calendar and the order of sacrifice, which was considered by the people as a universal obligation similar to lighting a candle in the cathedral.

2000 Volume 2

On food production techniques of the Central Transcaucasian populations of the mid-3rd millennium B.C.

Entry date: 2009-11-21

Author(s): Paata Bukhrashvili

Ethnogenesis, the origin and formation of ethnic entities, is constituted as the object of multidisplinary study (by the disciplines of archaeology, ethnology, linguistics, physical anthropology, etc.), since an ethnos is by its nature a multi-faceted object, and cannot be adequately studied by the methods of a single social science. Multidisciplinary research is accompanied by a number of difficulties, of course, which must be overcome before undertaking the analysis of a specific region at a specific time.

2000 Volume 2

The rhythmical structure of Georgian charms

Entry date: 2009-11-21

Author(s): Mzia Suladze

Studies of complex rhythmical-melodical structures show, that they are based on the principal of parallelism. This poetic model is widely spread all over the world, beginning with the Jewish poetry and church music antiphons and ending with refined Greek, Italian and English poems. Parallelism is the principal mean of the poetic technique in the Chinese poetry too. We meet the same architectonic model in the Egyptian manuscripts and in the oral practice (literature/ of different people.

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