Guram Kerashvili. Khevi and the Mokheve. Tbilisi, 2013, 335 pp.

Khvtiso Mamisimedishvili

Abstract


Guram Kerashvili’s critically acclaimed monograph “Khevi and the Mokheve” exhaustively describes the Georgian province of Khevi: its geographical peculiarities, climate, territory and borders, roads and paths, place names, the historical past, folk traditions, archeological evidence, residential fortresses and Christian churches, and other sacred structures and fortifications. The author cites folklore material while providing an impressive account of the traditional lifestyle of Khevi from almost all perspectives, including the worship of cross icons, clan history and relationships, hospitality practices, hostility and vendetta, and the reconciliation of blood enemies.


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