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Edge of empires : a history of Georgia

Author: Donald Rayfield
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
This is a comprehensive history of Georgia focusing not only on the post-Soviet era but on the full sweep of its turbulent past. The book describes Georgia's complex struggles with the many empires which have tried to control, fragment or even exterminate the country.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rayfield, Donald, 1942-
Edge of empires.
London : Reaktion Books, 2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Rayfield
ISBN: 9781299191013 1299191010 9781780230702 1780230702 1780230303 9781780230306
OCLC Number: 829059436
Description: 1 online resource (479 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Edge of Empires Cover; Imprint page; Contents; Contents pt II; Introduction; 1. The Emergence of the Kartvelians; 2. The Origins of the Kingdom of Kartli; 3. Conversion; 4. The Arab Conquest; 5. Unification; 6. Davit the Builder; 7. Demetre and Giorgi III; 8. Queen Tamar; 9. Mongol Invasion; 10. The Fractured State; 11. Timur Lang and the Destruction of Georgia; 12. Fratricide; 13. King Teimuraz I; 14. Teimuraz Dispossessed; 15. The Eighteenth Century; 16. The Russian Conquest of Kartli-Kakhetia; 17. King Solomon's End; 18. Vice-regency; 19. Reaction and Revolution; 20. Independence. 21. Soviet Annexation22. After Stalin; 23. Independence Restored; References; Chronology; Maps and Dynastic Trees; Select Bibliography; Photo Acknowledgements; Index.
Responsibility: Donald Rayfield.


Georgia is the most Western-looking state in today's Near or Middle East. This book begins with the first intimations of the existence of Georgians in ancient Anatolia and ends with today's  Read more...


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