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Paul Manning – Strangers in a Strange Land: Occidentalist Publics and Orientalist Geographies in Nineteenth-Century Georgian Imaginaries

Paul Manning – Strangers in a Strange Land: Occidentalist Publics and Orientalist Geographies in Nineteenth-Century Georgian Imaginaries

Manning examines the formation of nineteenth-century intelligentsia print publics in the former Soviet republic of Georgia both anthropologically and historically. At once somehow part of “Europe,” at least aspirationally, and… Read more »

Stephen F. Jones – Socialism in Georgian Colors: The European Road to Social Democracy, 1883-1917

Stephen F. Jones – Socialism in Georgian Colors: The European Road to Social Democracy, 1883-1917

Georgian social democracy was the most successful social democratic movement in the Russian Empire. Despite its small size, it produced many of the leading revolutionary figures of 1917, including Irakli… Read more »

Georgi M. Derluguian – Bourdieu’s Secret Admirer in the Caucasus: A World-System Biography

Georgi M. Derluguian – Bourdieu’s Secret Admirer in the Caucasus: A World-System Biography

Bourdieu’s Secret Admirer in the Caucasus is a gripping account of the developmental dynamics involved in the collapse of Soviet socialism. Fusing a narrative of human agency to his critical… Read more »

Ronald Grigor Suny – The Making of the Georgian Nation

Ronald Grigor Suny – The Making of the Georgian Nation

Like the other republics floating free after the demise of the Soviet empire, the independent republic of Georgia is reinventing its past, recovering what had been forgotten or distorted during… Read more »

Thomas de Waal – The Caucasus: An Introduction

Thomas de Waal – The Caucasus: An Introduction

In this fascinating book, noted journalist Thomas de Waal–author of the highly acclaimed Black Garden–makes the case that while the Caucasus is often treated as a sub-plot in the history… Read more »

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