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The Ghost of Freedom: A History of the Caucasus

Charles King

Abstract

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 for most of the twentieth century lay inside the Soviet Union, before movements of national liberation created newly independent countries and sparked the devastating war in Chechnya. Combining riveting storytelling with insightful analysis, The Ghost of Freedom is the first general history of the modern Caucasus, stretching from the beginning of Russian imperial expansion to the triumph of nationalism after the Sovi ... More

Keywords: Azerbaijan, Caspian Sea, Caucasus, Chechnya, Georgia, nationalism, Russia, Soviet Union

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195177756
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177756.001.0001

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Charles King, author
Ion Ratiu Associate Professor of Romanian Studies, Associate Professor of International Affairs, and Associate Professor of Government, Georgetown University
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