Vol. 14 (2020): XIV International Symposium Contemporary Issues of Literary Studies : The Silk Road Countries` Folklore
Folklore and its Adjoining Scientific Disciplines

Folklore Narrative in Georgian Travel Literature

Darejan Menabde
Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature

Published 2020-10-20


  • Georgian Travel Literature,
  • Foklore


Interest in Georgian and foreign orally transmitted folklore is evident in Georgian travel literature. Irrespective of the objective of the author’s journey, writer-travelers described customs and beliefs of one or another country, ethnography, not infrequently resorted to the oral material and often even assigned to folklore the importance of a historical source. The article deals with the Georgian and foreign folklore materials preserved in Georgian travel literature of the 18th c., the special study of which has not been carried out to the present day