Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Tskhovreba ts’midisa nik’oloz dvalisay
(619 words)

‘The Life of St Nik’oloz Dvali (St Nik’oloz the Dval)’

The Life of St Nik’oloz Dvali

Date: Between 1314 and 1320

Original Language: Georgian


While Dvali was, and is, a surname found in Georgia, it is also an ethnonym. The Dvals were an Ossete-speaking people, possibly of Nakh (Chechen) origin, living in the upper Liakhvi valley in today’s South Ossetia, and on the Ardon River, a tributary of the Terek. Nik’oloz was a …

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Rayfield, Donald, “ Tskhovreba ts’midisa nik’oloz dvalisay”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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