Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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 Sibrdzne sic‘ruisa
(2,210 words)

‘The wisdom of deception’

Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani

Date: 1680s

Original Language: Georgian


This work by Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani is a collection of fables in which the social vices and mores of the time are portrayed in allegorical form. The Persian domination of K‘art‘li and the struggle for the royal throne and authority resulted in the moral degradation of part of the population; the rejection of traditional Christian faith a…

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Natsvlishvili, Irina, “ Sibrdzne sic‘ruisa”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 30 September 2020 <>

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