Tamta’s World – Book Presentation By Anthony Eastmond 6 October 2017

Tamta’s World: The Life and Encounters of a Medieval Noblewoman From the Middle East to Mongolia

Friday 6th October 2017, 6.30pm, Research Forum,

Courtauld Institute of Art, Strand, WC2R 0RN

Tamta’s World tells the compelling story of a Christian noblewoman in the thirteenth century. Born to an Armenian family at the court of Queen Tamar, Tamta was ransomed in marriage to nephews of Saladin, after her father was captured during a siege. Her tale stretches from the Mediterranean to Mongolia and reveals the extraordinary connections across continents and cultures that one woman could experience.

Antony Eastmond is A. G. Leventis Professor of Art History and Dean at the Courtauld Institute of Art. He has published extensively on the world of eastern Christianity and its connections with the Islamic world around it, especially in Georgia and the Caucasus, and Trebizond.

Please email info@britishgeorgiansociety.org if you wish to attend.

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