IJSSH 2012 Vol.2(4): 316-319 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2012.V2.117

Women in Georgia: Trace of Islam

Nani Gelovani

Abstract—Islam appeared in Adjara (Georgia’s autonomous province) between 1510 and the beginning of the seventeenth century when the Ottoman Empire started to expand in the Caucasus. As a result of spreading of Islam in Adjara, the Islam traditions were introduced to the local life. The research focuses on the details characterizing the life of Adjarian women, as well as their traditions, culture and challenges. The causes determining the change or preservation of separate survivals connected with the woman’s status are of considerable interest from the point of view of ethnography. The study is mainly based on the ethnographic and historic sources.

Index Terms—Islamic tradition, Adjarian women, Georgia, Ottoman Empire.

Nani Gelovani is currently with the Institute of Oriental Studies, Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia (e-mail:nanagelov@yahoo.com).

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Cite: Nani Gelovani, "Women in Georgia: Trace of Islam," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 316-319, 2012.

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