19 Responses to “Tamar of Georgia”

  1. Jennifer Diane Wright

    Tamar was a great pick!
    I’m guessing next weeks RP is Isabelle Eberhard

  2. Tony

    Isabella Eberhard for next week entry?

  3. Silver Lady

    Is Maria Madalena (Christ´s wife) for next week entry? I read she spent her last years in the desert.

  4. Deryn Harris

    Grasping a sword by the blade? Ouch…

  5. Jason Porath

    It’s the scabbard…

  6. Pauline

    Fascinating woman! I love the picture too!

  7. Tammy

    OMG, a georgian woman on rejected princesses *.* i think i cried a little with tears of joy seeing this enrty :) thank you for choosing her!

  8. Rachel Iverson

    Christ, as in Jesus Christ?

  9. Pokkuru

    “Pretty much his first move after the wedding was to start warring against neighboring Muslims for little to no apparent reason”

    Might want to remove those PC spectacles. His raids against the Seljuks of Rum was hardly for “no apparent reason.” If you knew your history, you would understand that it was because that was Christian land occupied by Turkic muslims—the actual invaders.

  10. Jason Porath

    Hello! Thanks for the information. Could you provide a source so I could read up on it before amending the post? As I’m sure you can understand, I’m writing about people of every time period and every culture throughout human civilization, so I am bound to make mistakes. Most of the sources I read on Tamar did not give any rationale for her husband’s warring.

  11. Giorgi Chachua

    How was she rejected? she’s literally the second greatest rulers of Georgia. by the way, most of the essential fighting was done by David Soslan, not by Queen Tamar.

  12. Jason Porath

    Thanks for the heads up! You’re hitting me just as I’m heading out of town for a bit (and am slammed with work besides), but I hope to take a look soon.

  13. Элиза Лидановская

    Actually, “The Demon” by Lermontov is about other Tamar – a daughter of Georgian prince seduced by Demon, and the poem you mention is called “Tamar”.

  14. Элиза Лидановская

    That’s very strange. I looked for translations of “Tamar” (in case that translator changed the title for some reason) but I found nothing (except one, but it’s called “Tamara” like the original one). However, Lermontov wrote a lot (like A LOT) about Caucasus so it’s easy to get confused.
    Here is “Tamar” in Russian https://ru.wikisource.org/wiki/%D0%A2%D0%B0%D0%BC%D0%B0%D1%80%D0%B0_(%D0%9B%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%BC%D0%BE%D0%BD%D1%82%D0%BE%D0%B2)
    And translation by Nabokov http://pmeyer.web.wesleyan.edu/nabokov/tamarapo.html
    And here is “The Demon” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demon_(poem) (you can also find there full text of the poem and English translation. It’s much longer than “Tamar” but I recommend you to read it too, it’s beautiful). (I also found out that this link is slightly better than the one Wiki suggests: https://archive.org/stream/demonthe00lermrich#page/n13/mode/2up)

  15. pointe4Jesus

    She wasn’t his wife. The only place that is ever suggested is in the conspiracy theories that blatantly contradict known information.