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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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2007 Volume 17

Culturologic aspects of conversion of Kartly (On the base of the correlation of the oldest Byzantine and Georgian sources)

Entry date: 2007-01-27

Author(s): Alexandra Gegechkori

Iberia-Kartli shortly after its conversion into Christianity (337) established political and cultural relations with Byzantine – the nucleus of eastern Christian civilization. The data available about conversion of Kartli in the oldest Greek sources are fragmental and tendentious, since they deal with the church founded beyond the limits of the empire at the participation of Greek clergymen. This theme is considered in more details in Georgian sources, historical chronicles and ecclesiastical records.



2007 Volume 17

The Beginning of the Church Construction in Zedazeni and Shiomgvime Monasteries

Entry date: 2007-01-27

Author(s): David Merkviladze

The first temple in Zedazeni monastery was built after the death of it’s founder, Saint John Zedazneli, who himself had chosen ascetic activities. Construction of the church must be taken place in the 60-70 years of VI century.
In the VIII century by Clement, Katholikos of Georgia was erected the new basilica. As a result, the oldest church was included in the basilica as it’s Northern part.



2007 Volume 17

Georgian Militia in 70-80ies of XIX century

Entry date: 2007-01-27

Author(s): Khatuna Todadze

XIX საუკუნის 70-იან წლებში აღმოსავლეთი კვლავ მსოფლიო ყურადღების ცენტრში მოექცა. ინგლისი ისევ ეწინააღმდეგებოდა რუსეთის მიერ ბოსფორისა და დარდანელის სრუტეების ხელში ჩაგდების ცდებს. ავსტრია-უნგრეთს რუსეთის ბალკანეთზე გაბატონება აშინებდა. გერმანია კი აღმოსავლეთის საკითხის გამწვავებას უწყობდა ხელს, ცენტრალურ ევროპაში თავისუფლად რომ ემოქმედა. 1875 წელს ბოსნიასა და ჰერცოგოვინაში ანტითურქულმა აჯანყებამ იფეთქა. მალე მან სლავი ხალხების ეროვნულ განმათავისუფლებელი ომის ხასიათი მიიღო. ეს რუსეთის წისქვილზე ასხავდა წყალს. რუსეთმაც არ დააყოვნა და 1877 წლის 24 აპრილს თურქეთს ომი გამოუცხადა.



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