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Kevin Tuite – Real and Imagined Feudalism in Highland Georgia

Kevin Tuite – Real and Imagined Feudalism in Highland Georgia

During the 8th-9th centuries, a system of land tenure and political organization that has been described as “feudal” arose in the Transcaucasus. The author argues that none of the mountainous regions… Read more »

Shorena Kurtsikidze and Vakhtang Chikovani – Georgia’’s Pankisi Gorge: An Ethnographic Survey

Shorena Kurtsikidze and Vakhtang Chikovani – Georgia’’s Pankisi Gorge: An Ethnographic Survey

This paper presents an ethnography of the various groups of the Pankisi Gorge, in particular of the Kist ethnic group. The authors discuss the migration of the various ethnic groups… Read more »

Florian Muehlfried – Sharing the Same Blood: Culture and Cuisine in the Republic of Georgia

Florian Muehlfried – Sharing the Same Blood: Culture and Cuisine in the Republic of Georgia

This mainly ethnographic paper takes as its starting point two main questions. Why is the Georgian capital of Tbilisi among the cities with the highest density of restaurants, cafés and… Read more »

Kevin Tuite – The Autocrat of the Banquet Table: the political and social significance of the Georgian supra

Kevin Tuite – The Autocrat of the Banquet Table: the political and social significance of the Georgian supra

In this article the author raises important questions concerning the cultural, social and political implications of the supra. The Georgian banquet is heavily loaded with political implications, whether or not… Read more »

Paul Manning – Socialist Supras and Drinking Democratically: Changing Images of the Georgian Feast and Georgian Society from Socialism to Post-socialism

Paul Manning – Socialist Supras and Drinking Democratically: Changing Images of the Georgian Feast and Georgian Society from Socialism to Post-socialism

Under socialism the image of the supra was mobilized for the purposes of articulating the relationship of ‘society’ to the socialist state. This is partially because the supra, which Georgian… Read more »

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