The Northwest Caucasus
Past, Present, Future
By (author) Walter Richmond
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Northwest Caucasus by Walter Richmond
Book DescriptionThis is the first book to present a comprehensive history of the Northwest Caucasus. Based on extensive research, it describes the peoples of the Northwest Caucasus, which have a significantly different ethnic makeup and history than the Northeast (Chechnya and Daghestan). The book examines their struggles for survival against repeated invasions and their ultimate defeat at the hands of the Russians. It explores interethnic relations and demographic changes that have occurred in the region over time with a particular focus on the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries, incorporating recently published archival materials concerning the deportation of the Abazas, Circassians and Ubykhs to the Ottoman Empire by the Russians, which is treated as the first act of ethnic cleansing in modern history. The book also closely examines the struggles the Northwest Caucasus peoples continue to undergo in the post-Soviet era, facing pressures from organized crime, religious extremism, and a federal government that is unresponsive to their needs. It emphasizes the strategic importance of the region, lying on the northeastern shore of the Black Sea directly on the border between the "Christian" and "Muslim" worlds. Overall, it will be of interest to scholars of Russian history and politics, Caucasus and Central Asian Studies, genocide studies, international relations and conflict studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415776158
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Walter Richmond
Walter Richmond is Assistant Professor of Russian studies at Occidental College, Los Angeles, US. His research interests include Islamic movements in the former Soviet Union, ethnopolitics in the North Caucasus and the politics of oil in the Caspian Basin.
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