List/Grid Tag Archives: Russian Empire

Paul Manning and Zaza Shatirishvili – The Exotocism and Eroticism of the City: The “Kinto” and his City

Paul Manning and Zaza Shatirishvili – The Exotocism and Eroticism of the City: The “Kinto” and his City

At the center of the postsocialist mythological space of Old Tbilisi there are two 19th century figures, the kinto (Georgian k’int’o, the urban street peddler) and the qarachogheli (urban guild… Read more »

Rebecca Gould – Aleksandre Qazbegi’s Mountaineer Prosaics: The Anticolonial Vernacular on Georgian–Chechen Borderlands

Rebecca Gould – Aleksandre Qazbegi’s Mountaineer Prosaics: The Anticolonial Vernacular on Georgian–Chechen Borderlands

The Georgian writer Aleksandre Qazbegi (1848-1893) is notable for the anticolonial themes that were inspired by the seven years he passed among as a mountaineer. Drawing on ethnography to advance… Read more »

Revaz Gachechiladze – The New Georgia: Space, Society, Politics

Revaz Gachechiladze – The New Georgia: Space, Society, Politics

After the collapse of the socialist political system that had glued the Soviet Union together, two dozen nations re-emerged on the world stage. The New Georgia presents both a broad… Read more »

Kristof Van Assche, Joseph Salukvadze and Nick Shavishvili (eds.) – City Culture and City Planning in Tbilisi: Where Europe and Asia Meet

Kristof Van Assche, Joseph Salukvadze and Nick Shavishvili (eds.) – City Culture and City Planning in Tbilisi: Where Europe and Asia Meet

This collection of essays spans numerous disciplines, including urban planning, architecture, and history. The study focuses on the interrelated transitions of city culture and city planning in modern Georgia, establishing… Read more »

Austin Jersild – Orientalism and Empire: North Caucasus Mountain Peoples and the Georgian Frontier, 1845-1917

Austin Jersild – Orientalism and Empire: North Caucasus Mountain Peoples and the Georgian Frontier, 1845-1917

“Orientalism and Empire” sheds new light on the little-studied Russian empire in the Caucasus by exploring the tension between national and imperial identities on the Russian frontier. Austin Jersild contributes… Read more »

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