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

Folklore Tracks of Mongol Ethnic Culture and History in Georgian Chronicles

Irina Natsvlishvili
Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature

Published 2020-10-20


  • Chronicle,
  • Genghis Khan,
  • Folklore


The Chronicles of the historian of the XIV century is one of the most reliable and important texts of the Life of Kartli. It is based on many sources known or unknown to us, which are quite diverse by their character and origins.

Subject of our research is the part of the chronicler in which he tells about the appearance of the admirable ethnos in the East – Mongols and about their customs, culture and faith. On the one hand the Georgian historian must have used the work of his Iranian predecessor Juvayni, although, certain facts from the aforementioned episode of the Chronicles of the Century, are most likely the reflections of the literary tradition that entered Georgia through folklore or are directly related to the Mongolian verbal sources.