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Caucasus World: Peoples of the Caucasus

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  1. The Hemshin

    History, Society and Identity in the Highlands of Northeast Turkey

    By Hovann Simonian

    Series: Caucasus World: Peoples of the Caucasus

    The Hemshin are without doubt one of the most enigmatic peoples of Turkey and the Caucasus. As former Christians who converted to Islam centuries ago yet did not assimilate into the culture of the surrounding Muslim populations, as Turks who speak Armenian yet are often not aware of it, as Muslims...

    Published December 20th 2006 by Routledge

  2. Georgia

    In the Mountains of Poetry

    By Peter Nasmyth

    Series: Caucasus World: Peoples of the Caucasus

    This is the first comprehensive cultural and historical introduction to modern Georgia. It covers the country region by region, taking the form of a literary journey through the transition from Soviet Georgia to the modern independent nation state. Georgia's recorded history goes back nearly 3,000...

    Published October 4th 2006 by Routledge

  3. The Kalmyks

    By Elza-Bair Mataskovna Gouchinova

    Series: Caucasus World: Peoples of the Caucasus

    The Kalmyks are in a unique position among the peoples of Europe in several respects, most conspicuously as being the only Buddhist people group in Europe. Until recently they had been a nomadic people, grazing their flocks and herds in the steppe lands north of the Caspian Sea, between the Volga...

    Published June 25th 2006 by Routledge

  4. The Armenians

    Past and Present in the Making of National Identity

    By Edmund Herzig, Marina Kurkchiyan

    Series: Caucasus World: Peoples of the Caucasus

    A comprehensive introduction to the historical forces and recent social and political developments that have shaped today's Armenian people. With contributions from leading Armenian, American and European specialists, the book focuses on identity formation, exploring how the Armenians' perceptions...

    Published January 26th 2005 by Routledge

  5. The Chechens

    A Handbook

    By Amjad Jaimoukha

    Series: Caucasus World: Peoples of the Caucasus

    This book provides a ready introduction and practical guide to the Chechen people and some little-known and rarely-considered aspects of Chechen culture, including customs and traditions, folklore, arts and architecture, music, and literature. It also narrates Chechen history from ancient times and...

    Published January 12th 2005 by Routledge

  6. The Circassians

    A Handbook

    By Amjad Jaimoukha

    Series: Caucasus World: Peoples of the Caucasus

    The Circassians have a long history forged in the crucible of their homeland in the mountains and valleys of the Northwest Caucasus. Of the many peoples of the Caucasus, they are notable for their wide and vociferous diaspora, particularly in Turkey and the Middle East. After living for many...

    Published February 21st 2001 by Routledge

  7. Georgia

    In the Mountains of Poetry

    By Peter Nasmyth

    Series: Caucasus World: Peoples of the Caucasus

    The first comprehensive cultural and historical introduction to modern Georgia. It covers the country region by region, taking the form of a literary journey through the transition from Soviet Georgia to the modern independent nation state....

    Published January 11th 2001 by Routledge

  8. The Abkhazians

    A Handbook

    By George Hewitt

    Series: Caucasus World: Peoples of the Caucasus

    This handbook provides a ready introduction and practical guide to the Abkhazian people and language. It includes chapters written by experts in the field, covering all aspects of the people, including their history, religion, politics, economy, culture, literature and media, plus pictures,...

    Published October 13th 1998 by Routledge

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