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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 »

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 »

Donald Rayfield – Edge of Empires: A History of Georgia

Donald Rayfield – Edge of Empires: A History of Georgia

Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, Georgia is a country of rainforests and swamps, snow and glaciers, and semi-arid plains. It has ski resorts and mineral… Read more »

Oliver Reisner – Between State and Nation Building: The Debate about ‘Ethnicity’ in Georgian Citizens’ ID Cards

Oliver Reisner – Between State and Nation Building: The Debate about ‘Ethnicity’ in Georgian Citizens’ ID Cards

This is an analysis of a public debate on the ethnicity entry on Georgian citizens’ ID cards that enfolded in the period preceeding the parliamentary elections in autumn 1999 and… Read more »

Charles H. Fairbanks Jr. – Beria, His Enemies and Their Georgian Clienteles, 1949-1953

Charles H. Fairbanks Jr. – Beria, His Enemies and Their Georgian Clienteles, 1949-1953

Any consideration of the relation between Transcaucasian politics and national Soviet politics during the Stalin era must begin from the fact that Transcaucasia was a political unit of an unusual kind, having… Read more »

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