Worldview parallels of Georgian-Byzantine hagiographic prose
The question of the national boundaries of medieval writings is quite unique. The Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Empire (from about the 1st century CE to the fall of Constantinople in 1453) was not just a Greek nation-state. Other peoples living in the empire, including Georgians, took part in the creation of its culture. The cultures of Bulgaria, Serbia, and later Kievan Rus' were also imprinted with Byzantineism. They were formed in a common cultural and historical background. The early medieval Eastern Christian writings were legislated by Byzantine literature.