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Paul Manning – Folklore and Terror in Georgia’s ‘Notorious’ Pankisi Gorge: The Ethnography of State Violence at the Margins of the Nation

Paul Manning – Folklore and Terror in Georgia’s ‘Notorious’ Pankisi Gorge: The Ethnography of State Violence at the Margins of the Nation

One of the more curious side effects of the “branding” of localities in the War on Terror was the production of certain kinds of fantastic places, such that certain otherwise unremarkable places… 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 »

Michael Tsereteli – The Asianic (Asia Minor) Elements in National Georgian Paganism

Michael Tsereteli – The Asianic (Asia Minor) Elements in National Georgian Paganism

In this 1935 article, Michael Tsereteli examines the information preserved by the old Georgian authors concerning Georgian paganism which was misunderstood by the earlier scholars, and shows that this information points… Read more »

Marcello Cherchi and Paul Manning – Disciplines and Nations: Niko Marr vs. His Georgian Students on Tbilisi State University and the Japhetidology/ Caucasology Schism

Marcello Cherchi and Paul Manning – Disciplines and Nations: Niko Marr vs. His Georgian Students on Tbilisi State University and the Japhetidology/ Caucasology Schism

The essay will examine Marr and the impact of his work from several perspectives. The first main section attempts to demonstrate that from the methodological viewpoint, some of his early… Read more »

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