The Abkhazians: A Handbook

Voorkant
Routledge, 19 nov. 2013 - 256 pagina's
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This handbook provides a ready introduction and practical guide to the Abkhazian people and language. It includes chapters written by experts in the field, covering all aspects of the people, including their history, religion, politics, economy, culture, literature and media, plus pictures, chronologies and appendices of up-to-date statistics, maps and bibliographies.
This volume forms part of the Peoples of the Caucasus series which is an indispensable - and accessible - resource to all those with an interest in the Caucasus: journalists, aid workers, regional specialists in government, law, banking, accounting, as well as tourists, business people, students and academics.
 

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Preface
9
Introduction
13
1 Geography and the environment
23
2 Origin of the Abkhazian people
37
3 On the track of Abkhazias antiquity
48
first18th centuries
59
18th century1917
67
19171989
89
11 Language
167
12 Literature linguistic politics
176
13 Art handicrafts architecture
189
14 Religion
205
15 Demography
218
16 Ethnic culture
241
Further Reading
249
Contributors
274

a personal account
102
the modern period
132
the battle for Gagra
147
traditional modern
157
Notes
275
Index
287
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