About History – “Savage Svânetia” by Clive Phillipps-Wolley

“Savage Svânetia”, by Clive Phillipps-Wolley, was published in 1883 and describes the author’s experience of travelling in Svaneti in the late 19th century. Though it has a hunting focus, the book also vividly describes life and culture in this mountainous region in the northwestern part of Georgia.

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The book has several wonderful illustrations of the mountains, fortified villages and Svan people .

Village of Moulahi and Oujba Mountain (original caption)

Village of Moulahi and Oujba Mountain (original caption)

Villages of Mulach and Mugal (original caption)

Villages of Mulach and Mugal (original caption)

Village of Czirmichi (original caption)

Village of Czirmichi (original caption)

Valley of the Rion

Valley of the Rion

The book, in two volumes, is not in copyright and has been digitized by Google and can be downloaded (for free) in a variety of electronic formats, or read online. Click here to visit the site.

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One Response to “About History – “Savage Svânetia” by Clive Phillipps-Wolley”
  1. rumpydog says:

    I’d like to see the drawings! I’ll check it out.

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