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historiographical_texts

kartlis_cxovreba2

The vast majority of extant historiographical works in Georgia is preserved in the medieval corpus K`art`lis c`xovreba, literally “The Life of K`art`li/Georgia.” Although scholars have long recognized the composite nature of the collection, the exact number of component texts remains a matter of contention. In my Studies in Medieval Georgian Historiography, I identified thirteen separate texts in K`art`lis c`xovreba‘s medieval section. The oldest surviving manuscript of the corpus is a copy of its medieval Armenian adaptation which was completed sometime between 1274 and 1311. The preferred critical edition remains S. Qauxch`ishvili’s K`art`lis c`xovreba, 2 vols. (T`bilisi, 1955 and 1959) despite the Georgian Academy of Science’s new edition: K`art`lis c`xovreba, Roin Metreveli ed. (T`bilisi, 2008), whose individual texts are available as PDFs through the links below.


1. THE LIFE OF THE K`ART`VELIAN KINGS
Anonymous; often attributed to the archbishop Leonti Mroveli
ca. 800

2. THE LIFE OF NINO
Anonymous
9th/10th century

3. THE LIFE OF THE SUCCESSORS OF MIRIAN
Untitled in extant manuscripts
Anonymous; perhaps Leonti Mroveli
?11th century

4. THE LIFE OF VAXTANG GORGASALI
Anonymous; often attributed to Juansher Juansheriani
ca. 800

5. PS.-JUANSHER JUANSHERIANI
Untitled continuation of The Life of Vaxtang Gorgasali
ca. 800

6. THE MARTYRDOM OF ARCH`IL
Anonymous; perhaps Leonti Mroveli
786-11th century

7. SUMBAT DAVIT`IS-DZE, THE LIFE AND TALE OF THE GEORGIAN BAGRATIDS
ca. 1030

8. THE CHRONICLE OF K`ART`LI/GEORGIA
Anonymous
11th century

9. THE LIFE OF KING OF KINGS DAVIT` II
Anonymous
12th century

10. THE HISTORIES AND EULOGIES OF THE CROWNED
Anonymous
13th century

11. THE LIFE OF MONARCH OF MONARCHS T`AMAR
Anonymous
13th century

12. THE HISTORY OF THE FIVE REIGNS
Anonymous
13th century

13. THE CHRONICLE OF A HUNDRED YEARS
Attributed to a certain Zhamt`aaghmcereli, “Chronicler of a Bygone Age”
14th century


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mokcevay_kartlisay2
1. THE PRIMARY HISTORY OF K`ART`LI
Anonymous
Perhaps 7th century, no later than 10th century

2. ROYAL LIST I
Anonymous
9th-10th century

3. THE CONVERSION OF K`ART`LI
Anonymous
7th century
Georgian text and English translation: Rapp/Crego

4. ROYAL LIST II
Anonymous
9th-10th century

5. ROYAL LIST III
Anonymous
9th-10th century

6. THE LIFE OF NINO
Anonymous
9th/10th century
Add Georgian text and translations: X


other_historiographical_texts1
THE DIVAN OF THE ABKHAZIAN KINGS

VAXUSHTI, HISTORY OF THE GEORGIAN KINGDOM

hagiographical_texts

(see also Mok`c`evay k`art`lisay above)

THE LIFE OF IOVANE AND EP`T`WME

ARABIC RECENSION OF AGAT`ANGELOS’ CONVERSION OF THE ARMENIANS

THE LIFE OF PETER “THE IBERIAN”

IAKOB C`URTAVELI (JACOB OF TSURTAVI), THE MARTYRDOM OF SHUSHANIKI

THE MARTYRDOM OF EVSTAT`I MC`XET`ELI

GIORGI MERCH`ULE, THE LIFE OF GRIGOL XANDZT`ELI (GREGORY OF KHANDZTA)

THE LIFE OF ILARION THE K`ART`VELIAN
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GIORGI MCIRE (MTSIRE), THE LIFE OF GRIGOL MT`ACMIDELI (GREGORY THE ATHONITE)

THE MARTYRDOM OF KING LUARASAB

ISTORIIA ERISTAVSKOGO AKAFISTA, E. T`aqaishvili trans.

T’aqaishvili trans., Istoria eristavskogo akafista (in Russian)

other_texts

Rasporiadok tsarskovo dvora (in Russian)

The Lawcode of Giorgi V “the Resplendent” (in Russian, English, and French)

The Lawcode of Vaxtang VI (in Russian)

Xaxanashvili (Khakhanov) trans., Грузинские дворянские акты и родословные росписи (in Russian)

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epigraphic_materials

Inscription of Davit’ II Aghmashenebeli at Gelat’i

numismatic_materials

Georgian numismatics at coins.ge

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CLASSICAL ARMENIAN TEXTS @ HAYBOOK

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