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Armenia and Azerbaijan: Anatomy of a Rivalry

Laurence Broers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474450522
eISBN:
9781474476546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450522.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict is the longest-running dispute in Eurasia. This study looks beyond tabloid tropes of ‘frozen conflict’ or ‘Russian land-grab’, to unpack both unresolved territorial ... More


Folklore in Baltic History: Resistance and Resurgence

Sadhana Naithani

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496823564
eISBN:
9781496823618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496823564.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Folklore in Baltic History: Resistance and Resurgence is a study of how the discipline of folklore studies was treated under the totalitarian rule of the USSR in the Baltic countries of Estonia, ... More


Fashioning and Contesting the Olive-Green Imaginary in Cuban Visual Arts

María A. Cabrera Arús

in Picturing Cuba: Art, Culture, and Identity on the Island and in the Diaspora

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781683400905
eISBN:
9781683401193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400905.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Sociologist María A. Cabrera Arús dissects the militaristic iconography of the Cuban Revolution and its ironic appropriation by contemporary Cuban artists. Cabrera Arús demonstrates that the ... More


Introduction: Beyond ‘Frozen Conflict’

Laurence Broers

in Armenia and Azerbaijan: Anatomy of a Rivalry

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474450522
eISBN:
9781474476546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450522.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter familiarises the reader with the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict, and situates the conflict within the wider field of post-Soviet territorial disputes. It introduces the main ... More


Buddhism after Socialism: Money and Morality in the World of Saṃsāra

Anya Bernstein

in Religious Bodies Politic: Rituals of Sovereignty in Buryat Buddhism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226072555
eISBN:
9780226072692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226072692.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter continues the themes of gifts and exchange, looking at the changing discourses about money, religion, and morality in the new Russia. It demonstrates how Buryat Buddhists grapple with ... More


The Return to Empire

Agnia Grigas

in Beyond Crimea: The New Russian Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300214505
eISBN:
9780300220766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214505.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter sets out the argument that contemporary Russian foreign policy vis-à-vis the post-Soviet space is neoimperial in nature, driven by efforts to rebuild its former empire, regaining ... More


Allies or Targets?: Belarus and Armenia

Agnia Grigas

in Beyond Crimea: The New Russian Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300214505
eISBN:
9780300220766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214505.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter deals with the country case studies of Belarus and Armenia. These states have been among Russia’s closest allies since their independence and offer a unique perspective on how Moscow’s ... More


The Resurgence

Sadhana Naithani

in Folklore in Baltic History: Resistance and Resurgence

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496823564
eISBN:
9781496823618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496823564.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter is about the moment of the fall of the Soviet Union in the Baltic countries and role of folksongs therein. It carries on to discuss how folklore has again been at the centre of ... More


Introduction

Ammon Cheskin

in Russian Speakers in Post-Soviet Latvia: Discursive Identity Strategies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780748697434
eISBN:
9781474418539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697434.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This introduction examines the ‘identity crisis’ facing Russians and Russian speakers in post-Soviet Latvia following the sudden collapse of the Soviet Union. It provides a scholarly literature ... More


Conclusion

David Moon

in The Plough that Broke the Steppes: Agriculture and Environment on Russia's Grasslands, 1700-1914

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199556434
eISBN:
9780191747243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556434.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The conclusion points out that while the first two approaches to ‘combating the steppe environment’, planting trees and irrigation, aimed to make the steppes more like the homelands of the settlers, ... More


The Body Breached: Post-Soviet Masculinity on Screen

Helena Goscilo

in The Cinematic Bodies of Eastern Europe and Russia: Between Pain and Pleasure

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474405140
eISBN:
9781474426718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405140.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Whereas the utopian male body of the Soviet Imaginary hyperbolized and recast in steel or bronze the anatomical ideals of classical antiquity (Mikhail Bakhtin’s ‘closed body’), post-Soviet cinema ... More


Editors’ introduction

Aminat Chokobaeva, Cloé Drieu, and Alexander Morrison

in The Central Asian Revolt of 1916: A collapsing empire in the age of war and revolution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526129420
eISBN:
9781526150400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526129437.00009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The revolt of 1916 in Russian Central Asia was an important part of the First World War and the crisis of imperial globalization. Despite this, it remains little-known and understudied in Anglophone ... More


Trading Worlds: Afghan Merchants Across Modern Frontiers

Magnus Marsden

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190247980
eISBN:
9780190492205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247980.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Trading Worlds is an anthropological study of Afghan merchants in Afghanistan, Central Asia and Eastern Europe. The book argues that the merchants collectively form a little understood yet rapidly ... More


Pipeline Politics in Iran, Turkey, and the South Caucasus

Mahmood Monshipouri

in The Great Game in West Asia: Iran, Turkey and the South Caucasus

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190673604
eISBN:
9780190872618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673604.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The relationship between Iran, Turkey and the South Caucasus states have been influenced by an array of geopolitical, strategic, cultural, and economic factors. The competition between Iran and ... More


“Un-Civil Society” and the Sources of Russian Influence in West Asia: The South Caucasus

Jeffrey Mankoff

in The Great Game in West Asia: Iran, Turkey and the South Caucasus

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190673604
eISBN:
9780190872618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673604.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Despite the extensive levels of control that Russia has available to it in its neighbourhood, many officials believe that the West has outmanoeuvred Russia in the employment of soft power, ... More


The Armenian Imperative: Confronting and Containing Oligarchs

Richard Giragosian

in The Great Game in West Asia: Iran, Turkey and the South Caucasus

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190673604
eISBN:
9780190872618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673604.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

As an informative case study, the oligarchy in Armenia pose a challenge to institutional capacity and political will, given their position as an entrenched obstacle to developing viable democratic ... More


The poetics of language

Andrew Kahn, Mark Lipovetsky, Irina Reyfman, and Stephanie Sandler

in A History of Russian Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199663941
eISBN:
9780191770463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199663941.003.0035
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The chapter analyzes language-oriented poets and movements, showing how different conceptions of the poetic word emerged and influenced writing and performance throughout the period. The chapter ... More


Turkey as an Islamic Actor in Central Asia and the Caucasus

Bayram Balci

in Islam in Central Asia and the Caucasus Since the Fall of the Soviet Union

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190917272
eISBN:
9780190943035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190917272.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Because of its kinship with Central Asian and Caucasian peoples, Turkey was among the first to recognize the new independent states and to develop various political, cultural and economic relations ... More


Influences from the Arabian Peninsula on the Revival of Islam in Central Asia and the Caucasus

Bayram Balci

in Islam in Central Asia and the Caucasus Since the Fall of the Soviet Union

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190917272
eISBN:
9780190943035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190917272.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Arabian Peninsula and Arab countries have always been linked to Muslims of Central Asia and the Caucasus. However, because of the Russian and Soviet parenthesis, the Islamic connections between these ... More


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