‘A poem on the life of King Šahnavaz’
P‘ešangi P‘ašvibertqaże, P‘ešangi Pashvibertqaże
Original Language: Georgian
Šahnavaziani is the earliest surviving example of a documentary poem in Georgian literature. There is only one extant manuscript, and this has several pages missing, including the last part of the epilogue. The poem comprises a prologue, a main section and an epilogue, in 60 chapters and 1151 stanzas of 16-syllable lines.
Šahnavaziani describes a seven…