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 Ts’igni da ts’ameba Kʻetʻevan dedoplisa
(1,375 words)

‘The book and passion of Queen Kʻetʻevan’

King Tʻeimuraz I

Date: 1625

Original Language: Georgian


This poem describes the story of the death of Queen Kʻetʻevan, the mother of its author Tʻeimuraz I. After many years of imprisonment for political reasons, she was condemned to death by Shah ʿAbbās because she refused to convert to Islam. She was publicly executed in Shiraz in 1624.

The poem was written in 1625. The established copy of the extant version consists of 86 stanzas, …

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Kharebava, Nana, “ Ts’igni da ts’ameba Kʻetʻevan dedoplisa”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 27 January 2020 <>

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