The ghost of freedom : a history of the Caucasus

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  • Oxford scholarship online.
  • Oxford scholarship online. History module.
  • [1st Oxford University Press paperback ed.]
  • Oxford : Oxford University Press c2008
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1 online resource (314 p.)
  • 0-19-539239-6
  • 1-4356-3051-3
  • 9786611156657
  • 1-281-15665-5
  • 0-19-803954-9
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-275) and index.
  • Service provider: Oxford Scholarship Online
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. APUC scholarship online package
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • English
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  • Contents; Acknowledgments; On Words; Chronology; Maps; Introduction: Nature's Bulwark; ONE: EMPIRES AND BOUNDARIES; Imperial Dreams; Kings and Khans; Life on the Line; ''Ermolov Comes!''; Captives; TWO: RULE AND RESISTANCE; The Murid Way; Raiding and Retribution; The Imam and the Viceroy; ''The Tribes that Remain''; THREE: THE IMAGINARY CAUCASUS; Inventing the Highlander; Prisoners, Superfluous Men, and Mopingers; Convoy to Tiflis; ''There Is Something to Be Gained on the Heights''; Eros and the Circassian; FOUR: NATIONS AND REVOLUTIONS; Bazaar and Boomtown; The Uses of War; Phantom Republics
  • ExilesCleansing; FIVE: TIME OF TROUBLES; Brothers and Rivals; Land and Struggle; Whose Nations? Whose States?; The Tragic North; Conclusion: Continental Shift; Notes; On Sources; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
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  • The Caucasus mountains rise at the intersection of Europe Russia and the Middle East. Home to a dizzying array of ancient cultures, the Caucasus has often been the object of imperial ambition. This book reveals how tsars, revolutionaries and adventurers have contributed to the fascinating history of this borderland.