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The Caucasus : an introduction, Thomas de Waal

Label
The Caucasus : an introduction
Title
The Caucasus
Title remainder
an introduction
Statement of responsibility
Thomas de Waal
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Contextualizes recent Russia/Georgia clash through an accessible history of the region in modern times. Thomas De Waal is a noted expert on the region, having written two acclaimed books on it: "Black Garden" and "Chechnya." In this well-researched book, he 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 this is a combustible region, whose inner dynamics and history deserve a much more complex appreciation. In The Caucasus, de Waal reveals that South Caucasus : Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, and their many smaller regions, enclaves, and breakaway entities, is a fascinating distinct world. Providing historical background and insightful analysis of the period after 1991, de Waal shows how the region has been scarred by tumultuous scramble for independence and the three major conflicts that broke out with the end of the Soviet Union : Nagorno-Karabakh, Abkhazia, and South Ossetia. The book examines the region as a major energy producer and exporter; offers an account of Rose Revolution in Georgia, the rise of Mixeil Saakašvili and August 2008 war; and considers failure of the South Caucasus to become a single viable region. His book features side topics as Kurds, Turkish-Armenian rapprochement, the promotion of the region as the "Soviet Florida," and the most famous Georgian, Stalin. The Caucasus delivers a vibrantly written and timely account of this turbulent region--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De Waal, Thomas
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DK509
LC item number
.D33 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Caucasus Region
  • Caucasus Region
  • Caucasus Region
  • Russia
  • Caucasus Region
  • Soviet Union
  • Kaukasusländer
  • Russland <Süd>
  • Kaspisches Meer <Region>
  • Caucasus Region
  • Russia
  • Soviet Union
  • Kaukasien
  • Kaukasus
  • Kaukasusländer
  • Russland
  • Kaspisches Meer
  • Kaukasus
  • Russland
  • Kaspisches Meer
  • Erdölwirtschaft
  • Political science
  • International relations
Label
The Caucasus : an introduction, Thomas de Waal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 259 p.
Isbn
9780195399769
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2009052376
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)490810956
  • (OCoLC)ocn490810956
Label
The Caucasus : an introduction, Thomas de Waal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 259 p.
Isbn
9780195399769
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2009052376
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)490810956
  • (OCoLC)ocn490810956

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