Shota Rustaveli and the Lailashi Codex: The Story with the Bodleian Library Manuscripts (Wardrop Colls)

I recount the story of the greatest Georgian national treasure-Shota Rustaveli’s fresco, preserved in the Monastery of Cross (Jerusalem), which was rescued from disappearing into the abyss of history, with a little help from the Lailashi Codex. The rescuer and the rescued-Shota Rustaveli and the Lailashi Codex-will meet, for the first time, over the Bodleian Library manuscripts, including a very rare editions of Rustaveli’s epic poem The Knight in the Panther’s Skin. The presentation is based on Chapter Four of my book ‘Lailashi Codex: The Crown of Georgian Jewry.