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.
Date: 3 May 2024, 10:30 (Friday, 2nd week, Trinity 2024)
Venue: Weston Library, Broad Street OX1 3BG
Venue Details: Visiting Scholars Centre
Speaker: Dr Thea Gomelauri (AMES)
Organising department: Bodleian Libraries
Organiser: Bodleian Libraries (University of Oxford)
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Host: Bodleian Libraries (University of Oxford)
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Thea Gomelauri