Late Antique Georgia: Orient oder Rom?

Late Antique Georgia: Orient oder Rom? / Pozdně antická Gruzie: Orient oder Rom? Lecture by Ivan Foletti (Université de Lausanne, Masarykova univerzita)

Place Prague, Institute of Art History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Husova 4, CZECH REPUBLIC
Organizer Institute of Art History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
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Lecture date: 2nd February 2016, 3.30pm

Late Antique and medieval Georgia is traditionally seen as a cultural "Province" of the Byzantine Commonwealth. This situation is largely determined by the historiography of the end of the XIX century, a period when Georgia was part of the Russian empire and the court researchers have tried to present the country in the role , which had at that time, as the periphery.
Late study of the antique architecture and decoration fragments preserved from that time shows on the contrary that the quality of the formation of the territory - a bridge between East and West - in no way lag behind centers like Rome, Ravenna or Constantinople. On the periphery of the political empire was a real cultural center.