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Author De Waal, Thomas.

Title The Caucasus [electronic resource] : an introduction / Thomas de Waal.

Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.

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Description 1 online resource (ix, 259 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography 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.
Summary In this well-researched and fascinating book, noted journalist Thomas de Waal--author of the highly acclaimed Black Garden--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 that this is still a combustible region, whose inner dynamics and history deserve a much more complex appreciation from the wider world. In The Caucasus, de Waal provides this richer, deeper, and much-needed appreciation, one that reveals that the South Cauc.
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Subject Caucasus -- Politics and government.
Caucasus -- History.
Caucasus -- Relations -- Russia.
Russia (Federation) -- Relations -- Caucasus.
Caucasus -- Relations -- Soviet Union.
Soviet Union -- Relations -- Caucasus.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: De Waal, Thomas. Caucasus. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010 9780195399769 (DLC) 2009052376 (OCoLC)490810956
ISBN 9780199750436 (electronic bk.)
0199750432 (electronic bk.)
9780195399769 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
0195399765 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9780195399776 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0195399773 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 9786612763328