'Come, let us sit for Tariel’: The story of 'The Man in the Panther’s Skin' | University of Oxford

'Come, let us sit for Tariel’: The story of 'The Man in the Panther’s Skin'

Dr Nikoloz Aleksidze, History Faculty, Oxford
17:30 - 18:30
The Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BG

The Weston Lecture Theatre, Blackwell Hall

Lectures and seminars
free
Yes
Recommended

The Wardrop Collection of Georgian books and manuscripts in the Bodleian Library is a unique witness to nearly one thousand years of the life of the Georgian nation. In 2014 UNESCO added the two seventeenth century Wardrop manuscripts of 'The Man in the Panther’s Skin' into the UK’s Memory of the World Register. The lecture will take a closer look at the manuscripts and the adventure of Shota Rustaveli’s epic tale from its composition in the twelfth century until the present day by way of quotations scribbled on medieval cave monasteries, Joseph Stalin’s intervention in the text and folk adaptations in the remote Caucasus