Journal Amirani. 2002. Volume 7

Zurab, the Eristavi of Aragvi, in Georgian Historiography and Folklore

Author(s): Durmishkhan Lashkhi

Zurab, the Eristavi of Aragvi, was one of the more interesting political figures of 17th century Georgia. In both Georgian historiography and folklore (for example, in Pshavian, Mtiuletian and Khevsur oral traditions) we find interesting facts about Zurab, the Eristavi of Aragvi. In Georgian historiography as well as in folklore, he takes his place as a traitorous and negative personality.

Journal Amirani. 2002. Volume 7

Early relationships of Georgian Kingdom and Duchy of Kiev

Author(s): David Sandodze

Georgians recognized the Great Slavic Union of the East Slavs - Kiev State, from the edge of X-XI centuries. The promotion of the Kiev Principality helped the Vladimir and the introduction of Christianity in 988-989. From that time it is connected to the Kiev's principal Christian Orthodox countries, including Georgia, which was fragmented at that time.

Journal Amirani. 2002. Volume 7

The role of Georgia in the geopolitical space of the Caucasus

Author(s): Anna Dolidze

Geopolitics attempts to explain the relationship between foreign policy and geographic space. Modern geopolitics includes such subjects as National Defense, Strategy, Planning. Politicians,diplomats or military planners can freely use it when analyzing the importance of geographic factors.
After the disintegration of the USSR, the Caucasus found itself in the very core of the world’s interests. Georgia is part of the above-mentioned region and undoubtedly, the world events refer to it as well. That’s why it is paramount importance to identify the role of the very country in the Caucasus.

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