Session107
TitleThe Culture of Georgia
Date/TimeMonday 3 July 2017: 11.15-12.45
 
SponsorShota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
 
OrganiserBert Beynen, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Temple University, Philadelphia
 
Moderator/ChairBert Beynen, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Temple University, Philadelphia
 
Paper 107-a Saint Nino: A Female Apostle
(Language: English)
Ia Grigalashvili, Institute of History of Georgian Literature, Ivane Javakhishvili State University, Tbilisi
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Hagiography
Paper 107-b Otherness in Shota Rustaveli's The Man in the Panther Skin: Tariel and Tinatin
(Language: English)
Bert Beynen, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Temple University, Philadelphia
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Other; Philosophy
 
AbstractGrigalashvili gives an overview of the life of St. Nino, who in the 4th century converted the Georgian royal family, after which Georgia, too, was converted. Grigalashvili comments on the status of women in Georgia, as reported by medieval authors, and discusses the background of Georgia's conversion. Beynen discusses first the image of Tinatin, who, in an unusual move, assigns Avtandil as the 'Other' to Tariel. Then he discusses the process whereby Avtandil as the Other changes Tariel's character.