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Title: The Iranian Heritage of Georgia
Subtitle: Breathing New Life into the Pre-Bagratid Historiographical Tradition
Author(s): RAPP, Stephen H.
Journal: Iranica Antiqua
Volume: 44 Date: 2009
Traditionally, scholars have considered extant medieval Georgian historiography as having been produced exclusively during the millennium of Bagratid rule. This essay identifies a separate historiographical phase just preceding the rise of Bagratid rule in the Georgian domains in the early ninth century. Pre-Bagratid historiographical texts are distinguished first and foremost by their Iranian flavor, which is a reflection of the longstanding membership of the whole of southern Caucasia in the Iranian cultural world.