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Introduction: Nature's Bulwark

Charles King

in The Ghost of Freedom: A History of the Caucasus

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195177756
eISBN:
9780199870127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177756.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The introduction describes the geographical setting of the Caucasus, highlighting the region's diversity, from high mountains peaks to arid steppe. It discusses the major ethnic, linguistic, and ... More


The Impact on Family Life

Valery Tishkov

in Chechnya: Life in a War-Torn Society

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238879
eISBN:
9780520930209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238879.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the sociology of the Chechen family during and after the Secessionist Warfare. The family is the primary social institution in Chechnya, and before the conflict, nuclear family ... More


Demonizing the Post-Soviet Other: The Chechens and the Muslim South

Edith W. Clowes

in Russia on the Edge: Imagined Geographies and Post-Soviet Identity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448560
eISBN:
9780801460661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448560.003.0006
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the polarization of positions in the debate about identity and the central role that both the imagined Caucasus and the most intransigent of Caucasus ethnic groups, the ... More


Trans-Imperial People

James H. Meyer

in Turks Across Empires: Marketing Muslim Identity in the Russian-Ottoman Borderlands, 1856–1914

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198725145
eISBN:
9780191792564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198725145.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter situates the pan-Turkists within the context of broad populations of Muslims traveling between Russia and the Ottoman Empire in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. ... More


Russia and the Peoples of the North Caucasus

Jeronim Perović

in From Conquest to Deportation: The North Caucasus under Russian Rule

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190889890
eISBN:
9780190942991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190889890.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter introduces the North Caucasus region and its peoples. It provides an overview of the state of research and historiographical controversies, presents the lead questions and theoretical ... More


Conquest and Resistance

Jeronim Perović

in From Conquest to Deportation: The North Caucasus under Russian Rule

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190889890
eISBN:
9780190942991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190889890.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter provides an overview of the most important historical trajectories, covering the period from Russia’s advance towards the Caucasus under Catherine II in the last third of the 18th ... More


Musa Kundukhov and the Tragedy of Mass Emigration

Jeronim Perović

in From Conquest to Deportation: The North Caucasus under Russian Rule

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190889890
eISBN:
9780190942991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190889890.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter deals with the tragedy of the mass expulsion of the North Caucasian indigenous population in the aftermath of Russian conquest in the mid-1860s. While the causes of the forced emigration ... More


At the Fringes of the Stalinist Mobilising Society: The Path to Deportation

Jeronim Perović

in From Conquest to Deportation: The North Caucasus under Russian Rule

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190889890
eISBN:
9780190942991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190889890.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In order to understand Moscow’s decision to deport the Chechens and other North Caucasians in 1943-4, it is essential to analyze the situation as it presented itself to the Soviet leadership during ... More


After Deportation: History, Memory and War

Jeronim Perović

in From Conquest to Deportation: The North Caucasus under Russian Rule

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190889890
eISBN:
9780190942991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190889890.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter provides an overview of the period from deportation and exile to the Chechen separatist movement of the early 1990s. While life in exile had changed people, many North Caucasians had yet ... More


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