Alexander Grigolia. Custom and Justice in the Caucasus: the Georgian Highlanders
Alexander Grigolia. Custom and Justice in the Caucasus: the Georgian
Highlanders. AMS Press: New York. A Dissertation in Anthropology
Presented to the Faculty of the Gradual School of the University of
Pennsylvania in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of
Doctor of Philosophy. Philadelphia 1939//Tbilisi: Free and Georgian
Universities Press, 2012, 249 pp.
This article reviews a work called “Custom and Justice in the Caucasus:
the Georgian Highlanders” by the first-generation Georgian immigrant.
In 1939 the work was submitted as a dissertation to the University of
Pennsylvania, while in 1997 it was published as a book. The work covers all
aspects of the vernacular lifestyle and social thought that could be important
from an ethnological perspective. The author discusses all relevant primary
and secondary sources available in that period and even recollects his own
experience from his earlier life in Georgia.