ს. ჯალალიანცის „მოგზაურობა დიდ სომხეთში“ და მისი ცნობები საქართველოს შესახებ

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2023
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ივანე ჯავახიშვილის სახელობის თბილისის სახელმწიფო უნივერსიტეტის გამომცემლობა
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Sargis Jalaliants (1810-1879), a prominent figure of 19th century Armenia, hailed from the esteemed Jalaliants lineage. He commenced his religious vocation at Gandzasari Monastery and later presided over Sanaini Monastery for an extended period. In 1855, S. Jalaliants attained episcopal consecration. During the tenure of Nerses V Ashtarakeli as head of the Armenian Diocese of Qartli and Imereti, Sargis served as the Consistory's chairman. Following Nerses' passing, Sargis took the helm of the Armenian community in Qartli and Imereti from 1857 to 1863. Known for his unwavering convictions, he adamantly opposed progressive ideas, clashing with Nersesian School's rector, P. Shanshian, and his associates. In 1863, Catholicos Matheos I of Constantinople relieved S. Jalaliants of his duties, compelling him to return to Sanaini Monastery, where he remained until 1865. From 1865 to 1867, he presided over the Karabakh Diocese. During his tenure, he undertook substantial renovations at Bagdasar Hasan-Jalaliants' ancestral residence in ShuSha, establishing a school and a printing press. Notably, he oversaw the construction of a two-story edifice for the theological school honoring St. Ripsime. Subsequently relocating to Tbilisi, Jalaliants sought release from his leadership responsibilities, citing his waning strength. S. Jalaliants, evidently a erudite cleric, embarked on an expedition to Greater Armenia, amassing a wealth of epigraphic and oral records, continuing the legacy of his forebears. The fruits of his labor culminated in the publication of "Journey to Great Armenia" in two parts, printed at the Nersesian Theological Seminary's press in Tbilisi—1842 for the first part and 1858 for the second, both during the tenure of Armenia's Catholicos, Matheos (1858-1865). In the introduction to the latter part, Jalaliants articulated his objective: to encompass inscriptions and narratives gleaned from the expanse of Greater Armenia, colloquially known as the "land of Ararat Valley." Noteworthy is the absence of Shida Kartli and Kakheti in Sargis' account, with emphasis instead on Kvemo Kartli and Tbilisi, the Georgian capital. Admittedly, some epigraphic data may harbor inaccuracies, yet they serve as intriguing subjects of inquiry, both as primary sources and from a linguistic-structural perspective. Here, we present an excerpt from his travelogue concerning Tbilisi.
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ეძღვნება აკადემიკოს ზაზა ალექსიძის ხსოვნას (1935 – 2023)/ Dedicated to Memory of Academician Zaza Aleksidze (1935 – 2023)
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აღმოსავლეთმცოდნეობა, №12, თბილისი, 2023, გვ.: 271-278/ Oriental Studies, №12, Tbilisi, 2023, pp.: 271-278
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