Cover Osteuropa 7/2018

In Osteuropa 7/2018

Tbilisi (p)revisited
Sketches of a city’s history

Aka Morchiladze

Deutsche Fassung


Tbilisi is a large city in a small country. Tbilisi is an illimitable world of its own, which is drenched in history, which knows the pain of tragedy and the pleasure of comedy. The history of the city is dominated by occupation and battles for liberation, devastation and rebirth. It still retains its colour today. Without Tbilisi, Georgia would not be possible – either in geographical or ethnographical, political or cultural terms.

(Osteuropa 7/2018, pp. 5–22)