Funny you should ask (he says, typing on the computer
in his office in Tbilisi, Georgia)... My specific
knowledge is fuzzy, and those who know more are
welcome to correct me, but:
Georgia was Georgia, back then. Historically, it
could have been Colchis (Kolkhis), but IIRC that's
*much* earlier. The locals call it Sakartvelo, but
would more likely have referred to themselves as "from
<whatever village/town>" than Kartvelians. I can
certainly try to track down some info such as you
describe before I return home to the States (on
Saturday!!), but the odds are good it would be in
either (a) Georgian, or (b) Russian, so I don't know
if it would help.
There are two female names that are documentable to
the Middle Ages that I can come up with off-the-cuff,
and I'm sure a book on Georgian history could give
lots more: Nino (to the early-ish 900's), the female
saint who supposedly brought Christianity to Georgia;
and Tamar, who was queen of Georgia around (if not
during) the Mongol Invasions.
If the person who's looking for the info is willing to
wait, I'll probably (90% chance) be back in Georgia
around this time next year, and can do more
focussed/intensive searching for them...
Barony of Lochmere, Atlantia
(Wandering *way* too far from home...)
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Kseniia Smol'nyanina <kseniia@e...> wrote:
> Yes, I know Georgia isn't technically Slavic, but I thought someone
here might have some recommendations for me. Someone in my area is
looking for resources on medieval Georgia (or whatever that part of
the world was called in the Middle Ages - Dagestan?) - specifically,
women's names, culture, etc. Anyone have any ideas?