The Bodleian Library publishes a book about Georgia
29 June, 2018
The Bodleian Library publishes a book about Georgia
With the support of TBC Bank of Georgia, Nikoloz Aleksidze’s book with Bodleian Library Publishing, "Georgia: a cultural journey through the Wardrop Collection has recently been published". The presentation of the book was leaded by the British Ambassador to Georgia, Justin McKenzie Smith in the Embassy of Georgia to the UK. The book was dedicated to Georgia in the frame of 100th
anniversary of the first democratic republic of the country.
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Sir Oliver’s diaries, The Bodleian Library, Photo courtesy: www.blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk

“Georgia: a cultural journey through the Wardrop Collection” is based on a rich collection of Marjory and Oliver wardrop preserved in the Bodleian Library. The siblings were actively engaged in the work of Ilia Chavchavadze and other leaders of the independence movement, which culminated in Georgia’s declaration of independence in 1918.
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“Georgia: a cultural journey through the Wardrop Collection” , Photo courtesy: www.press.uchicago.edu

The Wardrops gathered a significant collection of manuscripts dating from the eleventh to the twentieth century, including a seventeenth-century manuscript of Georgia’s national epic poem "The Man in the Panther’s Skin", which Marjory famously translated. Through the items of the Waldrop collection, the Georgian Historian Nikoloz Aleksidze narrates a history of Georgian history, literature and culture. The book refers to epic and folk tales, political history and female activism in Georgia
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The square and statues of Oliver and Marjory Wardrop in Tbilisi, Photo courtesy: www.parliament.ge

In September, 2014 former Tbilisi Mayor, Davit Narmania opened the square named for Oliver and Marjory Wardrop in the frame of the capital’s annual celebration “Tbilisoba”. In 2015, during “Tbilisoba”, their statues were built in the very same square. The author of the statues is Jumber Jiqia, a Georgian sculptor. Thus, Georgians appreciate their contribution to literature, history and culture of Georgia and diplomacy between two countries.

The first photo courtesy: www.interpressnews.ge

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