Edge of Empires
Reaktion Books, 479 blz., gebonden, 2012, ISBN 9781780230306
Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, Georgia is a country of rainforests and swamps. snow and glaciers, and semi-arid plains. It has ski-resorts and mineral springs, monumets and an oil pipeline. It also has one of the longest and most turbulent histories in the Christian or Near Eastern world, but no comprehensive, up-to-date account has been written in English about this little-known country for many decades. Remedying this lacune, Donald Rayfield draws on a mass of new material from recently opened archives to piece together Georgia's absorbing history.