Journal Amirani. 2002. Volume 6

Speech on the stadium 26 of May 1990

Author(s): Zviad Gamsakhurdia

Today we have gathered in this land where protests and gatherings were held in the time of the independent democratic republic. Today the souls, souls of Georgian freedom fighters are among us, many of them are martyred for Georgia. And today we have a great deal of thinking, great analysis of our fight for determining the correct course of our national-liberation movement.

Journal Amirani. 2002. Volume 6

Review on the Anna Dolidze's paper "The role of Georgia in the geopolitical space of the Caucasus"

Author(s): Paata Bukhrashvili

Masters dissertation theme is relevant and responds to the challenging social political processes in the modern Caucasus. In itself, the complexity of these processes is characterized by the characteristic of the post-Soviet life. Thus, the author's courage will be appreciated in the study of the contemporary collisions in our region, and as far as possible to discover the nuances that have long been accompanied by the social-political life of this turbulent region and which is hard to find without the thorough study of this land, the land, which was not only a way of cultures and civilizations, but also a kind of settler.

Journal Amirani. 2002. Volume 7

For the location of the battle between Khalid ibn-Yazid and Sahak (Ishak), emir of Tbilisi

Author(s): David Merkviladze

The goal of the present paper is to determine the specific location of the battle between Khalid ibn-Yazid and Sahak (Ishak), emir of Tbilisi. The Arab conquests in Transcaucasia gave rise to the formation of dominion of the emirate of Tbilisi over the territory of Eastern Georgia. In the beginning of the 9-th century Tbilisi emirs, deprived of part of their domain, ceased to obey the power of the Caliph and misappropriated tributes that had been collected. Caliphs resorted to punitive expeditions to bring disobedient emirs to obedience.

Journal Amirani. 2002. Volume 7

Zurab, the Eristavi of Aragvi, in Georgian Historiography and Folklore

Author(s): Durmishkhan Lashkhi

Zurab, the Eristavi of Aragvi, was one of the more interesting political figures of 17th century Georgia. In both Georgian historiography and folklore (for example, in Pshavian, Mtiuletian and Khevsur oral traditions) we find interesting facts about Zurab, the Eristavi of Aragvi. In Georgian historiography as well as in folklore, he takes his place as a traitorous and negative personality.

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