Exploring the Caucasus in the 21st Century: Essays on Culture, History and Politics in a Dynamic Context by Françoise CompanjenExploring the Caucasus in the 21st Century: Essays on Culture, History and Politics in a Dynamic Context by Françoise Companjen

Exploring the Caucasus in the 21st Century: Essays on Culture, History and Politics in a Dynamic…

EditorFrançoise Companjen

Paperback | February 15, 2011

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Situated between Russia, Turkey, and Iran and comprising part of the Russian Federation along with Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan, the Caucasus region is best known for ethnic and religious divides that have resulted in bloody conflicts for centuries, most recently between various minorities and the post-Soviet independent states. This extensive volume reveals the rich and multifaceted nature of the Caucasus and includes a study of the region’s transition to independence; an exploration of the area’s religions; and a discussion of the role of art in war-torn communities. It is necessary reading for anyone with an interest in one of the world’s most complex regions. 

Françoise Companjen is a senior lecturer at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and manager of Caucasus Interconnect. László Marácz is a lecturer in Eastern European studies at the University of Amsterdam. Lia Versteegh is a lecturer in European law at the University of Amsterdam.
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Title:Exploring the Caucasus in the 21st Century: Essays on Culture, History and Politics in a Dynamic…Format:PaperbackDimensions:254 pages, 9.5 × 6.3 × 0.7 inPublished:February 15, 2011Publisher:Amsterdam University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction

      Françoise Companjen, László Marácz and Lia Versteegh

1. Gábor Bálint de Szentkatolna (1844-1913) and the Study of Kabardian

      László Marácz

2. The Ethnic-Political Arrangement of the Peoples of the Caucasus

      René Does

3. An Island of Classical Arabic in the Caucasus: Dagestan

      Michael Kemper

4. Chechnya and Russia, between Revolt and Loyalty

      Marc Jansen

5. Recent Political History of the South Caucasus in the Context of Transition

      Françoise Companjen

6. Authoritarianism and Party Politics in the South Caucasus

      Max Bader

7. Between State and Nation Building: The Debate about ‘Ethnicity’ in Georgian Citizens’ ID Cards

      Oliver Reisner

8. The War in South Ossetia, August 2008: Four Perspectives

      Françoise Companjen

9. The Recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia: A New Era in International Law

      Charlotte Hille

10. Freedom of Speech in the Caucasus: Watch-dog Needed in Armenia and Azerbaijan

      Lia Versteegh

11. Beyond Frontiers: Engagement and Artistic Freedom in South Caucasus Modern Culture (Armenia and Azerbaijan)

      Eva Navarro Martínez

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