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Orientalism and empire : North Caucasus mountain peoples and the Georgian Frontier, 1845-1917

Presents the complex and troubled history of Russia's relationship with the mountain peoples of the North Caucasus. This book discusses religion, ethnicity, archaeology, transcription of languages, customary law, and the fate of Shamil to illustrate the work of empire-builders and the emerging imperial imagination.
Print Book, English, 2003
McGill-Queen's University Press, Montréal, 2003