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The ghost of freedom : a history of the Caucasus

Author: Charles King
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Caucasus mountains rise at the intersection of Europe, Russia, and the Middle East. A land of astonishing natural beauty and a dizzying array of ancient cultures, the Caucasus for most of the twentieth century lay inside the Soviet Union, before movements of national liberation created newly independent countries and sparked the devastating war in Chechnya." "The Ghost Of Freedom is the first general history of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles King
OCLC Number: 1132032723
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 24 avril 2010).
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (xviii, 291 pages, [8] pages de planches) : illustrations, cartes, fichiers HTML
Responsibility: Charles King.

Abstract:

"The Caucasus mountains rise at the intersection of Europe, Russia, and the Middle East. A land of astonishing natural beauty and a dizzying array of ancient cultures, the Caucasus for most of the twentieth century lay inside the Soviet Union, before movements of national liberation created newly independent countries and sparked the devastating war in Chechnya." "The Ghost Of Freedom is the first general history of the modern Caucasus, stretching from the beginning of Russian imperial expansion up to rise of new countries after the Soviet Union's collapse. Charles King reveals how tsars, highlanders, revolutionaries, and adventurers have contributed to the fascinating history of this borderland, providing a guide to the complicated histories, politics, and cultures of this intriguing frontier. Based on new research in multiple languages, the book shows how the struggle for freedom in the mountains, hills, and plains of the Caucasus has been a perennial theme over the last two hundred years - a struggle which has led to liberation as well as to new forms of captivity. The book sheds valuable light on the origins of modern disputes, including the ongoing war in Chechnya, conflicts in Georgia and Azerbaijan, and debates over oil from the Caspian Sea and its impact on world markets."--Résumé de l'éditeur.

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