FAMILY-FEUDAL BATTLE IN SAMTSKHE-SAATABAGO IN THE 70S OF THE 16TH CENTURY AND POLITICAL ORIENTATION
Keywords:Samtskhe-Saatabago, external vector, Dedisimedi, political orientation, intra-feudal struggle, geostrategy
The historical events of the 16th century, sharply different from the
previous centuries, are one of the most important periods in the history of Georgia, because these events determined the political orientation and place of Georgia in the context of the world at that time. The 16th century is, on the one hand, a period of unrelenting struggle against Iran and Ottomans, on the other hand, an era of internal "Georgian" confrontation, which played an important role in determining both the domestic and foreign course of Georgian politics in general. In the same century, an internal political struggle took place in Samtskhe-Saatabago, which, in fact, determined the future of this one of the largest parts of Georgia as a political entity.
The article discusses the internal feudal conflict in Samtskhe in the 70s
of the 16th century and its orientation against the background of the
conquering policies of Iran and the Ottoman Empire.