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Black garden

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Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2003 Black Garden is the definitive study of how Armenia and Azerbaijan, two southern Soviet republics, got sucked into a conflict that helped bring them to independence, bringing to an end the Soviet Union, and plaguing a region of great strategic importance. It cuts between a careful reconstruction of the history of Nagorny Karabakh conflict since 1988 and on-the-spot reporting on its convoluted aftermath. Part contemporary history, part travel book, part political analysis, the book is based on six months traveling through the south Caucasus, more than 120 original interviews in the region, Moscow, and Washington, and unique primary sources, such as Politburo archives. The historical chapters trace how the conflict lay unresolved in the Soviet era; how Armenian and Azerbaijani leaders exacerbated it; how the Politiburo failed to cope with the crisis; how the war began and ended; how the international community failed to sort out the conflict. What emerges is a complex and subtle portrait of a beautiful and fascinating region, blighted by historical prejudice and conflict. This copy is in very good condition. The covers have wear to the edges and corners, a slight curl and there are a few grey marks on the front cover.

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Author(s):
De Waal, Thomas
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23 x 15 x 2 cms
Edition:
2004
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0814719457
ISBN-13:
9780814719459
Number of pages:
337
Publisher:
New York University Press
Title:
Black Garden

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Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2003 Black Garden is the definitive study of how Armenia and Azerbaijan, two southern Soviet republics, got sucked into a conflict that helped bring them to independence, bringing to an end the Soviet Union, and plaguing a region of great strategic importance. It cuts between a careful reconstruction of the history of Nagorny Karabakh conflict since 1988 and on-the-spot reporting on its convoluted aftermath. Part contemporary history, part travel book, part political analysis, the book is based on six months traveling through the south Caucasus, more than 120 original interviews in the region, Moscow, and Washington, and unique primary sources, such as Politburo archives. The historical chapters trace how the conflict lay unresolved in the Soviet era; how Armenian and Azerbaijani leaders exacerbated it; how the Politiburo failed to cope with the crisis; how the war began and ended; how the international community failed to sort out the conflict. What emerges is a complex and subtle portrait of a beautiful and fascinating region, blighted by historical prejudice and conflict. This copy is in very good condition. The covers have wear to the edges and corners, a slight curl and there are a few grey marks on the front cover.

Author(s):
De Waal, Thomas
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23 x 15 x 2 cms
Edition:
2004
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0814719457
ISBN-13:
9780814719459
Number of pages:
337
Publisher:
New York University Press
Title:
Black Garden

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