Aleksandr Solomonovich Khakhanashvili

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Khakhanashvili, Aleksandr Solomonovich


(also A. S. Khakhanov). Born Jan. 3, 1864, in Gori; died May 25, 1912, in Tbilisi. Georgian philologist, historian, archaeologist, and public figure.

Khakhanashvili graduated from the faculty of history and philology of the University of Moscow in 1888. He wrote a complete course on the history of Georgian literature, consisting of Essays on the History of Georgian Literature (fases. 1–4, 1895–1907) and A History of Georgian Literature (vols. 1–2, 1904–17). He also wrote A History of Georgia (Paris, 1910). Khakhanashvili published ancient Georgian manuscripts and translated them into Russian.


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