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Metreveli R.V. Ivane Javakhishvili and the Caucasus study / annotation

Metreveli Roin Viktorovich – full member-correspondent of the National Academy of science of Georgia, Ph.D. of history, professor, vice-president of National Academy of Science in Georgia, president of the National Committee of Georgian historians. Tbilisi, Georgia.

Outstanding Georgian public figure Ivane Javakhishvili was a highly miscellaneous scientist. He left rather rich heritage and was a founder of a new stage in historical studies development. Ivane Javakhishvili could raise Georgian historiography to the level of world science of his time. Ivane Javakhishvili as a true scientist considered Georgia history to be studied against the background of Caucasian and world history and required to reflect the role of Georgian people in the process of historical development. The scientist was sure that historical way of Georgian people was closely connected with history of other people and considered that the real perception of our history was possible on the ground of deep research of historical background. Study of Caucasian people history, their life and living conditions and also history of country, material culture, linguistic affinity or distinctness – is an essential condition without which research of Georgia history is unconceivable.

Key words: history, Georgia, Armenia, Ivane Javakhishvili, territory, language, linguistics.

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