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The making of the Georgian nation

Author: Ronald Grigor Suny
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Like the other republics floating free after the demise of the Soviet empire, the independent republic of Georgia is reinventing its past, recovering what was forgotten or distorted during the long years of Russian and Soviet rule. Whether Georgia can successfully be transformed from a society rent by conflict into a pluralistic democratic nation will depend on Georgians' rethinking their history. This is the first  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Suny, Ronald Grigor.
Making of the Georgian nation.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)655434985
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Grigor Suny
ISBN: 0253355796 9780253355799 0253209153 9780253209153
OCLC Number: 29908699
Description: xviii, 418 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Prefaces --
Part One: The rise and fall of the Georgian monarchies --
The formation of the Georgian nation --
Christian Georgia: the first thousand years --
The long twilight of the Georgian kingdom --
Part Two: Georgia in the Russian Empire --
Russian rule and Georgian society --
Emancipation and the end of seigneurial Georgia --
The emergence of political society --
Marxism and the national struggle --
The end of Tsarist Georgia --
Part Three: Revolutionary and Soviet Georgia --
Revolution and republic --
Bolshevik Georgia --
Stalin's revolution --
Stalinism in Georgia --
Georgia and Soviet nationality policy since Stalin --
The Georgian road to independence --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Ronald Grigor Suny.

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The full sweep of Georgian history from medieval times to the present era of civil strife in an independent republic.  Read more...

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"... the best study in English to date for an understanding of Georgian nationalism." Religious Studies Review "... the standard account of Georgian history in English." American Historical Review Read more...

 
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