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The Ghost of Freedom - A History of the Caucasus

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The Caucasus mountains rise at the intersection of Europe, Russia, and the Middle East. A land of astonishing natural beauty and a dizzying array of ancient cultures, the Caucasus has often been the object of imperial ambition. South of the mountains, Persia and Ottoman Turkey vied for control of the lowland shepherds and upland khans who inhabited the zone; to the north, the Russian empire waged a war for mastery of the highlands that lasted the better part of the nineteenth century. For most of the twentieth century, the entire Caucasus lay inside the Soviet Union, before movements of national liberation created newly independent countries and sparked the devastating war in Chechnya. The Ghost of Freedom is the first general history of the modern Caucasus, from the beginning of Russian imperial expansion up to rise of new countries after the Soviet Union's collapse. Combining riveting storytelling with insightful essay-writing, the book provides an indispensable guide to the complicated histories, politics, and cultures of this intriguing frontier. Based on new research in multiple languages, it shows how the struggle for freedom in the mountains, hills, and plains of the Caucasus has been a perennial theme over the last two hundred years - a struggle which has led to liberation as well as to new forms of captivity. In evocative and accessible prose, Charles King reveals how tsars, highlanders, revolutionaries, and adventures have contributed to the fascinating history of this borderland. Ranging from the salons of Russian writers to the circus sideshows of America, from the offices of European diplomats to the village of Muslim mountaineers, The Ghost of Freedom paints a rich portrait of one the world's most volatile and least understood regions.

This copy is in very good condition and includes the dust jacket.

Item details

Author(s):
Charles King
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
First 2008
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0195177754
ISBN-13:
9780195177756
Number of pages:
291
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
The Ghost of Freedom - A History of the Caucasus

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The Caucasus mountains rise at the intersection of Europe, Russia, and the Middle East. A land of astonishing natural beauty and a dizzying array of ancient cultures, the Caucasus has often been the object of imperial ambition. South of the mountains, Persia and Ottoman Turkey vied for control of the lowland shepherds and upland khans who inhabited the zone; to the north, the Russian empire waged a war for mastery of the highlands that lasted the better part of the nineteenth century. For most of the twentieth century, the entire Caucasus lay inside the Soviet Union, before movements of national liberation created newly independent countries and sparked the devastating war in Chechnya. The Ghost of Freedom is the first general history of the modern Caucasus, from the beginning of Russian imperial expansion up to rise of new countries after the Soviet Union's collapse. Combining riveting storytelling with insightful essay-writing, the book provides an indispensable guide to the complicated histories, politics, and cultures of this intriguing frontier. Based on new research in multiple languages, it shows how the struggle for freedom in the mountains, hills, and plains of the Caucasus has been a perennial theme over the last two hundred years - a struggle which has led to liberation as well as to new forms of captivity. In evocative and accessible prose, Charles King reveals how tsars, highlanders, revolutionaries, and adventures have contributed to the fascinating history of this borderland. Ranging from the salons of Russian writers to the circus sideshows of America, from the offices of European diplomats to the village of Muslim mountaineers, The Ghost of Freedom paints a rich portrait of one the world's most volatile and least understood regions.

This copy is in very good condition and includes the dust jacket.

Author(s):
Charles King
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
First 2008
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0195177754
ISBN-13:
9780195177756
Number of pages:
291
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
The Ghost of Freedom - A History of the Caucasus

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