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Situated at the crossroads of empires on the plateau south of the Caucasian mountain range, eastern and western Georgia, as well as Armenia, has experienced a long and dramatic Christian history. Having managed to maintain, over against the Roman and Persian empires, a distinctive identity since the 5th century, Georgian culture after the 11th century was further shaped by the influence of Byzantium and the Arab caliphates. Then, as the united Georgian kingdom at its apogee in the 12th …

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Sawatsky, Walter, “Georgia”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 02 April 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_G32>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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