Manana Javakhishvili – historian, PhD. Her scientific interest is Georgian and European medieval history, European-Georgian relationships in Middle Ages, history of Papacy and Catholic Church, everyday life, gender studies, history of education. She is an author of monographies (Women activities in Georgia (XIX-XX ss), co-author L. Khomeriki, Tbilisi, 2005; Georgians Catholics in Montauban, Tbilisi, 2009History of Papacy in Middle Ages (in Georgian), Ilia State University, Tbilisi, 2015) and more than forty articles. She has some international publications in French, English and German languages in the internationals scientific journals. M. Javakhishvili translated the famous book of G. Duby “The Knight, The Lady, and the Priest: The Making of Modern Marriage in Medieval France“. She conducted her research in Rome (Vatican, Catholic Committee of Cultural Collaboration), Paris, (Maison de Science de l’Homme; Bourse Diderot), Krakow (The Queen Jadwiga Found) Athens (Ecole Francaise d’Athenes), Fribourg (ASCN) and others international institutions. She regularly delivers lectures in various universities and research centres: Montpellier III Paul Valéry University; Paris Diderot University, Catholic University of Louvain etc.

Scientific interests / research interests

Medieval History; Crusades and Georgia; European-Georgian relationships in Middle Ages; Everyday life study; History of education.

Featured publications

  • Georgia and Western Europe in the beginning of the 14th Century (Later Crusades) // Kadmosi, 8, Ilia State University, Scientific Journal of Humanities Researches, Tbilisi, 2016, p. 158-188.
  • Les Géorgiens et la croisade selon des sources géorgiennes //Fondements historiques et ancrages culturels des langues. I. Histoire et philosophie, Série monographique en sciences humaines 20, sous la direction d’Ali Reguigui, Julie Boissonneault et Mzago Dokhtourichvili, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, 2017, p. 159-172.
  • Georgians Catholics in Montauban, Tbilisi, 2009.
  • Canon Law in Georgia in the Middle Ages // Sacri Canones Servandi Sunt, Ius canonicum et status ecclesiae XII-XIV, edited by P. Kraft, Prague, 2008, p. 305-309.
  • Le monastère catholique géorgien de Montauban (XIX siècle) // Revue d’Histoire de l’Eglise de France, t. 91(n 226), Janvier-Juin 2005, Société d’Histoire Religieuse de la France, Paris, p. 91-107.
  • Catholics in Georgia (XX c)//H. Boll Stiftung Journal, 2005, p. 106-121.
  • La diffusion des monastères en Géorgie au Moyen Age // Klasztor w mescie sredniowiecznym i nowozytnym, pod red. Marka Derwicha, Wroclaw, 2000, p.631-636.
  • Zum problem der trennung georgischen orthodoxen Kirche von der romisch-katholischen Kirche // Georgica, 21, Jahrgang, Universitatsverlag Konstanz 1998, p. 61-68.


  • Women activities in Georgia (XIX-XX ss), co-author L.Khomeriki, Tbilisi, 2005
  • Georgians Catholics in Montauban, Tbilisi, 2009
  • History of Papacy in Middle Ages, Ilia State University, 2015

An extensive list of publications

Current Courses

Course Catalog

  1. Modern History of America and Europe (Bachelor)
  2. History of Religion (Bachelor)
  3. Holy war and spiritual knitting orders in Europe (Bachelor)
  4. Medieval Europe and Islamic world (Bachelor)
  5. Society in Medieval Europe (Bachelor)
  6. Catholic Church and Papacy in Middle Ages (Bachelor)
  7. Education and Intellectuals in Medieval Europa (Master)
  8. Everyday life history (Master)
  9. „We“ and „Others“ in Middle ages (Master)
  10. Robert de Clari and his „The Conquest of Constantinople” (Master)
  1. Modern and Contemporary History of America and Europe (Bachelor)
  2. World Religions (Bachelor)
  3. Singularity of European culture (Bachelor)
  4. Medieval History (Bachelor) (Bachelor)
  5. Byzantine Empire History (Bachelor)
  6. Habsburg Monarchy and Europe in Modern period (Master)