Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Besarion Gabashvili

Date: Between 1770 and 1791

Original Language: Georgian


Besiki continued the traditions of Old Georgian poetry. He was well versed in Persian language and literature, and drew on a virtual arsenal of the images, symbols and poetic metres of Persian poetics. His poems were not published during his lifetime, although manuscript copies circulated after his death, and it is possible that the titles and notes may have been made up by amateur copyists (Rayfield, Litera…

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Karichashvili, Lia, “ Poetry”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>

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