Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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‘An enquiry’

Iase Tʻuši

Date: 1620s

Original Language: Georgian


The polemical poem Sa mec ʻ niero (‘An enquiry’; literally ‘scientific’) appears to have been written some time before 1629 as it refers to Shah ʿAbbās I (r. 1588-1629) as still living. It consists of 15 chapters and 280 verses, with an appendix containing one of the first Georgian-Persian dictionaries. It is the earliest Georgian manuscript so far discovered in Ira…

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Baindurashvili, Khatuna, “ Samecʻniero”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 11 August 2020 <>

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