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The Caucasus : an introduction

Author: Thomas De Waal
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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In this well-researched and fascinating book, noted journalist Thomas de Waal--author of the highly acclaimed Black Garden--makes the case that while the Caucasus is often treated as a sub-plot in the history of Russia, or as a mere gateway to Asia, the five-day war in Georgia, which flared into a major international crisis in 2008, proves that this is still a combustible region, whose inner dynamics and history  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
De Waal, Thomas.
Caucasus.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009052376
(OCoLC)490810956
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas De Waal
ISBN: 9780199750436 0199750432 9780195399769 0195399765 9780195399776 0195399773 1282763326 9781282763326
OCLC Number: 667234711
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 259 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Among the mountains --
Russia's south --
The Soviet Caucasus --
Armenia and Azerbaijan : an intimate quarrel --
Georgia : nationalism and war --
Caspian energy and Caucasian corridors --
Modern Georgia : rebirth, Rose Revolution, and conflict --
Conclusion: Making a region --
Chronology.
Responsibility: Thomas de Waal.
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In this well-researched and fascinating book, noted journalist Thomas de Waal--author of the highly acclaimed Black Garden--makes the case that while the Caucasus is often treated as a sub-plot in the history of Russia, or as a mere gateway to Asia, the five-day war in Georgia, which flared into a major international crisis in 2008, proves that this is still a combustible region, whose inner dynamics and history deserve a much more complex appreciation from the wider world. In The Caucasus, de Waal provides this richer, deeper, and much-needed appreciation, one that reveals that the South Cauc.

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If ever there was a place that needed a competent and even-tempered guide, this was it. Mr de Waal provides one...It is refreshing - almost startling - to read a book of the Caucasus with such a Read more...

 
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