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‘The story of Queen Rusudan’


Date: Uncertain; possibly mid 17th century

Original Language: Georgian


Rusudaniani (‘The story of Queen Rusudan’) is a lengthy prose work, extant in five known manuscripts. It covers over 800 pages in the first edition by I. Abuladze and I. Gigineishvili, published in 1957. Rusudaniani describes the life of Rusudan, the queen of an imaginary country, Iamaneti, and daughter of Aptvimiane, a nobleman ‘on a par with the ki…

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Tsurtsumia, Mamuka, “ Rusudaniani”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2018 <>

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