The Abkhazians

The Abkhazians

Author by : George Hewitt
Language : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : 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.


The Abkhazians

The Abkhazians

Author by : George B. Hewitt
Language : en
Publisher by : Macmillan
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Description : The Abkhazians are an ancient Caucasian people living mainly on the eastern shores of the Black Sea in the shadow of the Great Caucasus Mountains. Across the centuries, cultures as diverse as the Ancient Greeks, Christianity and Islam have all left their mark without affecting the unique individuality of the Abkhazians. With the publication of this book, which includes an entirely new interpretation of Abkhazia's union with Russia over the period from the 18th century to 1917, the relevant facts about Abkhazia have finally become accessible to the English-speaking world, who would thus be better placed to understand Abkhazian aspirations.


The Tapestry Of Culture

The Tapestry Of Culture

Author by : Abraham Rosman
Language : en
Publisher by : Rowman Altamira
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Description : The Tapestry of Culture: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology provides students and the interested public with a concise picture of the field of cultural anthropology today. From the first edition of Tapestry of Culture published in the early 1980s until now, anthropology has changed greatly, responding to scholarly and political influences as well as changing generations; the ninth edition reflects this ongoing transformation. The influence of postmodernism has generated new debates over theory and practice in anthropology. The content of Tapestry explains these debates, as well as what is still generally accepted and agreed upon by most anthropologists. This edition provides the instructor, student and lay public with the information necessary to enable them to critically read the literature of anthropology, more specifically ethnographic texts which are still the heart of this field. The approach of the book is to accommodate the various points of view in anthropology today. It shows how the concepts, ideas and behavior of other cultures are translated into our culture's terms. Though today many emphasize each culture's uniqueness, the presence of cultural similarities is compelling. Using a comparative approach, The Tapestry of Culture reveals cultural similarities, as well as the cultural differences.


National Identity And Ethnicity In Russia And The New States Of Eurasia

National Identity And Ethnicity In Russia And The New States Of Eurasia

Author by : Roman Szporluk
Language : en
Publisher by : M.E. Sharpe
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Description : The failures of the nationality policy are now apparent, but its long-term impact is not yet clear. What kinds of nation-building strategies will the newly independent states pursue? Against the background of the Yugoslav experience, this question is of tremendous moment for regional peace and stability across the Eurasian continent. The contributors include Gregory and Alec Guroff, Nikolai Rudensky, and Elizabeth Teague on Russia; Ilya Prizel on Ukraine; Jan Zaprudnik on Belarus; Algimantas Prazauskas and Walter Clemens on the Baltic; Martha Olcott, Robert J. Kaiser, and James Critchlow on Central Asia; and Gueorgui Otyrba on the Caucasus.


Anthropological Contributions To Conflict Resolution

Anthropological Contributions To Conflict Resolution

Author by : Alvin William Wolfe
Language : en
Publisher by : University of Georgia Press
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Description : Anthropological Contributions to Conflict Resolution consists of ten essays that make vividly apparent the variety of ways that anthropological approaches and perspectives can be of practical worth in the resolution of conflicts. The essays represent various subdisciplines in anthropology, including legal and political anthropology, economic anthropology, cross-cultural studies, interpretive approaches, and social network approaches. Conflicts and potential conflicts at many levels are the subjects of the essays. One contributor uses an ethnographic account of Sikh separatists in Punjab, India, to explore fighting resulting from the intertwining of religion and politics. Another essay discusses the role that anthropology played in conceptualizing the legal reforms on an island in the remote western Pacific in relation to the recent emergence of alternative dispute resolution. Conflicts over the commons in an American suburb are examined, as are harmony ideology and adversarial ideology as they are used for both freedom and control at a manufacturing plant. The introductory essay includes a discussion of network models in regard to conflict resolution, and the epilogue cites an agenda for applied research in the area.


Georgians And Abkhazians

Georgians And Abkhazians

Author by : Bruno Coppieters
Language : en
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Description : Features "Georgians and Abkhazians: The Search for a Peace Settlement," from volume three, numbers two and three of "Caucasian Regional Studies," which is published by the International Association for Caucasian Regional Studies (IACRS). Discusses the 1992-1993 Georgian-Abkhaz War.


Holding The Course

Holding The Course

Author by : EastWest Institute (New York, N.Y.)
Language : en
Publisher by : M.E. Sharpe
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Description : The premier source for a comprehensive update and overview of developments in the most rapidly changing region in the world. Each edition features thematic coverage of regional, political, and economic developments. Chapters on every country of the region cover essential historical background as well as current developments and domestic and foreign policy issues. Supplementing the chapters are maps, data boxes, documents, and sidebars.


Evidence And Counter Evidence

Evidence And Counter Evidence

Author by : Alexander Lubotsky
Language : en
Publisher by : Rodopi
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Description : Contents The Editors: Preface List of Publications by Frederik Kortlandt Willem ADELAAR: Towards a Typological Profile of the Andean Languages Elisabeth DE BOER: The Origin of Alternations in Initial Pitch in ihe Verbal Paradigms of the Central Japanese (Kyoto Type) Accent Systems V.A. CHIRIKBA: Armenians and their Dialects in Abkhazia Katia CHIRKOVA: On the Position of Baima within Tibetan: A Look from Basic Vocabulary Karen STEFFEN CHUNG: Living (Happily) with Contradiction George van DRIEM: The Language Organism: Parasite or Mutualist? Roger FINCH: Mongolian /-gar/ and Japanese /-gar-/ Stefan GEORG: Yeniseic Languages and the Siberian Linguistic Area Ekaterina GRUZDEVA: How to Orient Oneself on Sakhalin: A Guide to Nivkh Locational Terms C. HOEDE: Knowledge Graph Analysis of Particles in Japanese Henning KLOTER: Facts and Fantasy about Favorlang: Early European Encounters with Taiwan's Languages Maarten KOSSMANN: Three Irregular Berber Verbs: 'Eat', 'Drink', 'Be Cooked, Ripen' Riikka LANSISALMI: Teaching Personal Reference in Japanese Elena MASLOVA: Dual Nominalisation in Yukaghir: Structural Ambiguity as Semantic Duality Roy Andrew MILLER: The Altaic Aorist in *-"Ra" in Old Korean Marc Hideo MIYAKE: Avoiding Abba: Old Chinese Syllabic Harmony Maarten MOUS: Voice in Tunen: The So-Called Passive Prefix "Be"- Irina NIKOLAEVA: Chuvan and Omok Languages? Martine ROBBEETS: If Japanese is Altaic, How can it be so Simple? Elena SKRIBNIK: Buryat Evaluative Constructions Harry STROOMER: Three Tashelhiyt Berber Texts from the Arsene Roux Archives Arie VERHAGEN: Syntax, Recursion, Productivity - A Usage-Based Perspective on the Evolution of Grammar Jeroen WIEDENHOF: Language, Brains and the Syntactic Revolution


The Caspian Region Volume 2

The Caspian Region Volume 2

Author by : Moshe Gammer
Language : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The Caspian Region, Volume 2 - together with Volume 1 - offers new issues and approaches to give readers a fuller understanding of this part of the world, as well as correcting some erroneous notions.


War And Revolution In The Caucasus

War And Revolution In The Caucasus

Author by : Stephen F. Jones
Language : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The South Caucasus has traditionally been a playground of contesting empires. This region, on the edge of Europe, is associated in Western minds with ethnic conflict and geopolitical struggles in August 2008. Yet, another war broke out in this distant European periphery as Russia and Georgia clashed over the secessionist territory of South Ossetia. The war had global ramifications culminating in deepening tensions between Russia on the one hand, and Europe and the USA on the other. Speculation on the causes and consequences of the war focused on Great Power rivalries and a new Great Game, on oil pipeline routes, and Russian imperial aspirations. This book takes a different tack which focuses on the domestic roots of the August 2008 war. Collectively the authors in this volume present a new multidimensional context for the war. They analyse historical relations between national minorities in the region, look at the link between democratic development, state-building, and war, and explore the role of leadership and public opinion. Digging beneath often simplistic geopolitical explanations, the authors give the national minorities and Georgians themselves, the voice that is often forgotten by Western analysts. This book was based on a special issue of Central Asian Survey.


Encyclopedia Of The Peoples Of Asia And Oceania

Encyclopedia Of The Peoples Of Asia And Oceania

Author by : Barbara A. West
Language : en
Publisher by : Infobase Publishing
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Description : Presents an alphabetical listing of information on the peoples of Asia and Oceania including origins, prehistory, history, culture, languages, and relationships to other cultures.


A Difficult Encounter

A Difficult Encounter

Author by : Oliver Wolleh
Language : en
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Nestor And Saria Lakoba

Nestor And Saria Lakoba

Author by : Eslinda Guliya
Language : en
Publisher by : Author House
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Description : This book is about two people who lived a wonderful life in the most amazing and secluded place and also about a country almost no one knows about. It is called Abkhazia. This book depicts what true love is and how it goes through everything even impossible. The purest love a man and a woman can experience. Nestor and Saria Lakoba is a married couple who lived in a place which once used to be a resort place for all the Soviet "elite". Nestor was the leader of this country. This love is a dream for many of us however no one one knows if it is ever gonna approach us or will just pass us with cold indifference. This book is also about pursuing certain dreams that one day can make you a victim of your own reality. And also who is going to stand by you at that time, even if you are not there. Is there anyone that can never let you die and keep you alive forever?


Worldmark Encyclopedia Of Cultures And Daily Life

Worldmark Encyclopedia Of Cultures And Daily Life

Author by : Timothy L. Gall
Language : en
Publisher by : Gale / Cengage Learning
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Description : Provides information on more than five hundred cultures of the world, covering twenty different areas of daily life including clothing, food, language, and religion.


Central Asian Survey

Central Asian Survey

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Language : en
Publisher by :
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The World Today

The World Today

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Language : en
Publisher by :
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History Of The Mongols

History Of The Mongols

Author by : 霍渥斯
Language : en
Publisher by :
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History Of The Mongols The Mongols Of Persia

History Of The Mongols The Mongols Of Persia

Author by : Sir Henry Hoyle Howorth
Language : en
Publisher by : Cosimo Classics
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Description : We are told the wives, daughters, granddaughters, and the sons of Kuchum, named Asmanak, Shaim, Babaja, Kumush, and Mollah, entered the city riding in beautiful sledges, the women dressed in pelisses made of velvet, satin, and cloth of gold, and decorated with gold and silver embroidery and with lace; the Tzarevitches in long red robes, trimmed with rare furs. They were preceded and followed by a number of the feudal soldiery I have called Bayard-followers, dressed in sable pelisses. The streets were filled with crowds of people. --from "Kuchum Khan" This 1876 work is a comprehensive history of the nomad tribes who dominated Central Asia during the early centuries of the last millennium, and of their great rulers: the khans. Drawing firsthand on numerous scholarly sources and full of illustrative detail and entertaining anecdotes, this remains a vital reference on a civilization now lost to time. The final volume of this three-volume work, covers in detail the fall of the khans to Russia domination in the 15th century, and follows the disappearance of Mongol influence into the 19th century. British ethnologist and historian SIR HENRY HOYLE HOWORTH (1842-1923) served as president of the Royal Archaeological Institute, and is the author of Glacial Nightmare and the Flood (1893) and Methods of Archaeological Research (1896), among other works.


Ethnic Groups Of Europe An Encyclopedia

Ethnic Groups Of Europe An Encyclopedia

Author by : Jeffrey E. Cole
Language : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : This comprehensive survey of ethnic groups of Europe reveals the dynamic process of ethnic identity and the relationship of ethnic groups to modern states. • Includes an introduction describing the concept and practice of ethnicity in Europe, past and present • Contains contributions from 80 distinguished international scholars, including some of the foremost experts on particular groups