Juansher Juansheriani

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Prince Juansher Juansheriani (Georgian: ჯუანშერ ჯუანშერიანი) (fl. c. 790–800) was a Georgian prince (eristavi) and historian from the royal Chosroid dynasty of Iberia (ancient Georgia) whose appanage consisted of lands in Inner Iberia and in Kakheti.

Juansher was a husband of a niece of St. Archil of Kakheti, to whom a note in the text of the Queen Anne and Queen Mary codices of the Georgian Chronicles attributes the work "The Life of King Vakhtang Gorgasali" which covers the history of Iberia from the reign of Vakhtang I (c. 447–502/522) down to the period of St. Archil (c. 736–786). This attribution remains problematic, however, and some modern scholars have suggested, though controversially, that this work was, in fact, authored by the 11th-century chronicler Leonti Mroveli.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rapp, Stephen H. (2003), Studies In Medieval Georgian Historiography: Early Texts And Eurasian Contexts, p. 240. Peeters Bvba, ISBN 90-429-1318-5.
  2. ^ Toumanoff, Cyril (1963). Studies in Christian Caucasian History, p. 254. Washington DC: Georgetown University Press.