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Exploring the Caucasus in the 21st Century free pdf Although the name Caucasus has been around for some 2000 years, and may suggest unity and coherence, the region these days is best known for the ethnic and religious divides resulting in recurrent bloody conflicts between the various minorities and the post-Soviet independent states. Geographically, the Caucasus has traditionally been a buffer between Russia, Turkey and Iran. Part Russian Federation, part Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, the area has a tradition of fast-shifting partnerships, of rich and varied cultural heritage, and fierce ethnic tensions going back centuries. This fascinating volume creates an illuminating perspective on the politics, history and culture of the Caucasus: it includes an account of how several 19th century Hungarian linguists fascinated by the region's famously difficult languages conducted field research still used by politicians to prove or disprove ethnic links- an analysis of the recurring forcible movements of the people- a study of the region's Russian Imperial past- an exploration of the Muslim North/Christian South division in the context of the recent conflicts and their international ramifications- the elite-driven nature of the region's politics- finally, the role of art as a medium of freedom in the war-torn zones of the region. Necessary reading for everyone with an interest in the history of one of the world's tinderboxes.

About Francoise Companjen

Laszlo Maracz is lecturer East European Studies at the Department of European Studies of the University of Amsterdam|Dr Francoise Companjen is senior lecturer at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and manager of Caucasus Interconnect.|Dr. Lia Versteegh is lecturer in European Law at the Department of European Studies of the University of Amsterdam.

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Author : Francoise Companjen
Publisher : Pallas Publications
Data Published : 01 August 2010
ISBN : 9089641831
EAN : 9789089641830
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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