Former provinces of Georgia (country): Adjara, Imereti, Khevsureti, Svaneti, Tusheti, Kartli, Kakheti, Javakheti, Saingilo, Hereti, Khevi

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Adjara, Imereti, Khevsureti, Svaneti, Kartli, Kakheti, Saingilo, Tusheti, Pkhovi, Khevi, Hereti, Racha, Lechkhumi, Samegrelo, Meskheti, Mukhrani, Javakheti, Mtiuleti, Pshavi, Kvemo Kartli, Tori, Gachiani, Argveti, Gudamaqari, Ertso-Tianeti, Gardabani, Samachablo, Sper, Sper, Trialeti, Odzrkhe, Kukheti. Excerpt: Adjara (Georgian ...

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Adjara, Imereti, Khevsureti, Svaneti, Kartli, Kakheti, Saingilo, Tusheti, Pkhovi, Khevi, Hereti, Racha, Lechkhumi, Samegrelo, Meskheti, Mukhrani, Javakheti, Mtiuleti, Pshavi, Kvemo Kartli, Tori, Gachiani, Argveti, Gudamaqari, Ertso-Tianeti, Gardabani, Samachablo, Sper, Sper, Trialeti, Odzrkhe, Kukheti. Excerpt: Adjara (Georgian : ( listen)), officially the Autonomous Republic of Adjara ( ; ( listen)), is an autonomous republic of Georgia .Adjara is located in the southwestern corner of Georgia, bordered by Turkey to the south and the eastern end of the Black Sea . Adjara is a home to the Adjar ethnic subgroup of Georgians .Adjara is also known as Ajara, Adzhara, Ajaria, Adjaria, Adzharia, or as Achara. Formerly Adjara was known as Acara under Ottoman rule and Adjarian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (Adjar ASSR ) under the Soviet Union .History Main article: History of Adjara Adjara has been part of Colchis and Caucasian Iberia since ancient times. Colonized by Greeks in the 5th century BC, the region fell under Rome in the 2nd century BC. It became part of the region of Egrisi before being incorporated into the unified Georgian Kingdom in the 9th century AD. The Ottomans conquered the area in 1614. The people of Adjara converted to Islam in this period. The Ottomans were forced to cede Adjara to the expanding Russian Empire in 1878.After a temporary occupation by Turkish and British troops in 19181920, Adjara became part of the Democratic Republic of Georgia in 1920. After a brief military conflict in March 1921, Ankara 's government ceded the territory to Georgia due to Article VI of Treaty of Kars on condition that autonomy is provided for the Muslim population. The Soviet Union established the Adjar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic in 1921 in accord with this claus...

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  • ISBN-13: 9781156476222
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/20/2010
  • Pages: 24
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.05 (d)

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