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Defending the border : identity, religion, and modernity in the Republic of Georgia

Author: Mathijs Pelkmans
Publisher: Ithaca N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2006
Series: Culture and society after socialism
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book, one of the first in English about everyday life in the Republic of Georgia, describes how people construct identity in a rapidly changing border region.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Defending the border.
Ithaca N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006007157
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mathijs Pelkmans
ISBN: 0801444403 0801473306 9780801444401 9780801473302 9780801461767 0801461766
OCLC Number: 897046469
Awards: Winner of Cowinner of the 2007 William A. Douglass Book Priz.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 240 p.) illustrations, maps
Contents: pt. 1. A divided viillage on the Georgian-Turkis border --
pt. 2. Frontiers of Islam and Christianity in Upper Ajaria --
pt. 3. Postsocialist borderlands
Series Title: Culture and society after socialism
Responsibility: Mathijs Pelkmans

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