Daghestan: Tradition and Survival

Daghestan: Tradition and Survival

by Robert Chenciner
     
 

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Daghestan is home to more than 30 distinct peoples. Each has their own language yet they share a surprisingly homogeneous culture that has both withstood and absorbed centuries of external influences. A fascinating account of change and adaptation in the villages of this area.

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Daghestan is home to more than 30 distinct peoples. Each has their own language yet they share a surprisingly homogeneous culture that has both withstood and absorbed centuries of external influences. A fascinating account of change and adaptation in the villages of this area.

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A British scholar of Asian art and culture reports on his search for non-Soviet features of life in the north eastern Caucasus that is home to 32 distinct peoples and languages. He tends to focus on textiles, architecture, and food, exploring such topics as the strongman cult, women and sex, King Khorsor's dumplings, capes and masks, fighting dogs and magic beasts, and new nationalism. An afterword explains how Daghestan sat out of the Chechen war. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136107221
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/12/2012
Series:
Caucasus World
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
13 MB
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