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Leah Dolidze, Christian Hannick, Dali Dolidze, Grigol Chkhikvadze and Joseph Jordania

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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Country in Transcaucasia. An independent kingdom for over 2000 years, it adopted Christianity in the 4th century CE while under Byzantine influence. It was invaded by the Mongols in 1234 and thereafter became subject to incursions by Arabs, Turks and Persians. It was annexed by Russia in the 19th century. After a brief period of independence (1918–20), it was renamed the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1921. With the collapse of the Soviet Union it

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