Saperavi Brothers

Edge of Empires

Edge of Empires: A History of Georgia” by Donald Rayfield is a comprehensive examination of the history of Georgia, from ancient times to the modern era. It explores the country’s unique cultural and political heritage, its relationships with neighboring powers, and its attempts to assert independence in the face of foreign domination. The book delves into Georgia’s medieval Golden Age, its incorporation into the Russian Empire, and its struggle for independence during the 20th century. It also covers the country’s recent history, including the collapse of the Soviet Union, the separatist conflicts in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, and the ongoing challenges faced by the Georgian state. The book provides a balanced and nuanced perspective on Georgia’s rich and complex history.