„The Knight in the Panther’s Skin” in miniature edition

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Centre for East European Studies proudly presents the first Polish miniature edition of the poem

The Knight in the Panther’s Skin

Georgian literature`s masterpiece


The Knight in the Panther’s Skin is a medieval Georgian national epic by Shota Rustaweli, poet, treasury minister at the court of the Georgian queen Tamara. The poem was created in 1196-1207 and dedicated to the queen. A definitive work of the Georgian Golden Age, the poem consists of over 1600 Rustavelian Quatrains. The first polish tranlation of the fragments of the poem into Polish by Konstanty Rdułtowski was published in Vilnius in 1831. The miniature edition of The Knight in the Panther`s Skin was based on the jubilee edition from 1966, translated by Jerzy Zagórski and consulted by Jan Braun.