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Kevin Tuite – Achilles and the Caucasus

Kevin Tuite – Achilles and the Caucasus

In this paper author presents a symbolic cluster shared by the peoples of the western Caucasus — the Abkhazians and Georgians in particular — and two Indo-European speech communities: the Ossetes, who… Read more »

Kevin Tuite – “Antimarriage” in Ancient Georgian Society

Kevin Tuite – “Antimarriage” in Ancient Georgian Society

In this paper author will demonstrate that the Svans, who speak a Kartvelian language distantly related to Georgian, preserve a structurally-comparable ritual the designation of which — ch’æch’-il-ær — is formed from a… Read more »

Kevin Tuite – The Reception of Marr and Marrism in the Soviet Georgian Academy

Kevin Tuite – The Reception of Marr and Marrism in the Soviet Georgian Academy

In order to give a brief but representative overview of Marr’s reception in Soviet Georgian academia, author begins by laying out the dominant stances and some of the key figures in each camp,… Read more »

Kevin Tuite – The Rise and Fall and Revival of the Ibero-Caucasian Hypothesis

Kevin Tuite – The Rise and Fall and Revival of the Ibero-Caucasian Hypothesis

The hypothesis that the three indigenous Caucasian language stocks (Abkhaz-Adyghean, Nakh-Daghestanian, and Kartvelian) are genetically related has little support at the present day among linguists specializing in these languages. Nonetheless,… Read more »

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 »

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