The Northwest Caucasus

This is the first book to present a comprehensive history of the Northwest Caucasus.

The Northwest Caucasus

The Northwest Caucasus

This is the first book to present a comprehensive history of the Northwest Caucasus. Based on extensive research, it describes the peoples of the Northwest Caucasus, which have a significantly different ethnic makeup and history than the Northeast (Chechnya and Daghestan). The book examines their struggles for survival against repeated invasions and their ultimate defeat at the hands of the Russians. It explores interethnic relations and demographic changes that have occurred in the region over time with a particular focus on the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries, incorporating recently published archival materials concerning the deportation of the Abazas, Circassians and Ubykhs to the Ottoman Empire by the Russians, which is treated as the first act of ethnic cleansing in modern history. The book also closely examines the struggles the Northwest Caucasus peoples continue to undergo in the post-Soviet era, facing pressures from organized crime, religious extremism, and a federal government that is unresponsive to their needs. It emphasizes the strategic importance of the region, lying on the northeastern shore of the Black Sea directly on the border between the "Christian" and "Muslim" worlds. Overall, it will be of interest to scholars of Russian history and politics, Caucasus and Central Asian Studies, genocide studies, international relations and conflict studies.

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The Northwest Caucasus
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Walter Richmond
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-06-11 - Publisher: Routledge

This is the first book to present a comprehensive history of the Northwest Caucasus. Based on extensive research, it describes the peoples of the Northwest Caucasus, which have a significantly different ethnic makeup and history than the Northeast (Chechnya and Daghestan). The book examines their struggles for survival against repeated
The Northwest Caucasian Languages
Language: en
Pages: 479
Authors: John Colarusso
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-21 - Publisher:

Perhaps more than any other group of languages those of the Caucasus are famous for their enormous and difficult consonantal systems. It is by no means exceptional for one of these languages to have as many as 50 consonants, and of these languages those from the Northwest Caucasus have the
Alpine Ecosystems in the Northwest Caucasus
Language: en
Pages: 410
Authors: Vladimir G. Onipchenko
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03-20 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Plant geographical description of the area, syntaxonomy, spatial patterns, floristic richness, structure of plant communities in relation to soil properties and herbivore influence were described for a mountain region that is difficult to access. Seasonal, inter-annual, and long-term dynamics of vegetation are discussed on the base of long-term observations as
The Northwest Caucasian Languages (RLE Linguistics F: World Linguistics)
Language: en
Pages: 520
Authors: John Colarusso
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01-21 - Publisher: Routledge

Perhaps more than any other group of languages those of the Caucasus are famous for their enormous and difficult consonantal systems. It is by no means exceptional for one of these languages to have as many as 50 consonants, and of these languages those from the Northwest Caucasus have the
Legal Pluralism in the Northwest Caucasus
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Walter Comins-Richmond
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher:

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