Lord of the Panther Skin

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SUNY Press, 1977 - 240 pages
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This classic medieval romance of chivalry by an outstanding figure in a brilliant period of Georgian literature has affinities with both the Persian tradition and that of the West.
 

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Prologue
3
Of Rostevan the king of the Arabs
6
How King Rostevan and Avtandil went hunting
11
How the king of the Arabs saw the lord of the pantherskin
12
How Tinatin charged Avtandil with the quest for the stranger lord
16
How Avtandil wrote out a charge to his vassals
21
How Avtandil went in search of the stranger lord
23
How Avtandil told Asmat his story at the cave
29
How Avtandil found Tariel lying in a swoon
104
How Tariel told of the killing of the lion and the panther
109
How Tariel and Avtandil returned to the cave and found Asmat
110
How Avtandil set out for Pridons city
114
How Avtandil journeyed to Pridons city
116
How Avtandil departed from Pridons realm to search for NestanDarejan and how he met with a caravan
123
How Avtandil arrived in Gulansharo
127
How Fatima conceived a passion for Avtandil
130

How Tariel and Avtandil met
34
How Tariel told Avtandil his tale
38
How Tariel fell in love
41
NestanDarejans first letter to her lover
46
How Tariel sent a letter to the Cathayans
47
How Nestan summoned Tariel
48
How the Cathayan king sent Tariel his reply
49
How Tariel rode to Cathay and fought a great battle there
51
How Tariel wrote to the king of the Indians and how he returned home in triumph
56
How NestanDarejan wrote to her lover
59
How Tariel wept and swooned
60
How Tariel wrote in answer to his lady
61
How Tariel and NestanDarejan took counsel together and made a plan
63
How the Khvarizmshahs son came to India to be married and how Tariel killed him
66
How Tariel learned of the carryingoff of NestanDarejan
69
How Tariel met NuradinPridon
71
How Tariel gave help to Pridon
74
How Tariel received word of NestanDarejan from Pridon
75
How Avtandil returned to Arabia
81
How Avtandil dispatched a request to King Rostevan and how the vizier gave utterance
87
How Avtandil talked with Shermadin
93
How Avtandil wrote a testament for the eyes of King Rostevan
94
How Avtandil prayed
97
How Avtandil set out to rejoin Tariel
99
How Avtandil replied to Fatima
131
How Fatima told of NestanDarejan
134
How Fatima told Avtandil of the Kajes capture of NestanDarejan
146
How Fatima wrote to NestanDarejan
153
How NestanDarejan wrote to Fatima
154
How NestanDarejan wrote to her lover
155
How Avtandil wrote to Pridon
158
How Avtandil departed from Gulansharo and returned to Tariel
159
How Tariel and Avtandil journeyed to Pridons realm
165
How NuradinPridon put forward a plan
167
How Avtandil put forward a plan
168
How Tariel went to meet the king of the Seas
172
How Pridon held a marriage festival for Tariel and NestanDarejan
176
How the three heroes went to Tariels cave and thence to Arabia
179
How the king of the Arabs held a marriage festival for Avtandil and Tinatin
186
How Tariel learned of the death of the king of the Indians
189
How Tariel arrived in India and how the Cathayans made submission to him
192
How the marriage of Tariel and NestanDarejan was celebrated
196
Epilogue
200
Personal beauty and planetary imagery
201
Generous weeping and the demonstrative gesture
203
NOTES
205
A GEORGIAN PERSPECTIVE
221
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