Georgia: In the Mountains of Poetry

Georgia: In the Mountains of Poetry

by Peter Nasmyth, Nasmyth
     
 

ISBN-10: 031221524X

ISBN-13: 9780312215248

Pub. Date: 12/28/1998

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This book is the first comprehensive cultural and historical introduction to modern Georgia. It covers the country region by region, taking the form of a literary jourbaney through the transition from Soviet Georgia to the modern independent nation state. Peter Nasmyth traveled extensively in Georgia over a period of 5 years, and his lively and topical survey

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This book is the first comprehensive cultural and historical introduction to modern Georgia. It covers the country region by region, taking the form of a literary jourbaney through the transition from Soviet Georgia to the modern independent nation state. Peter Nasmyth traveled extensively in Georgia over a period of 5 years, and his lively and topical survey charts the nation's remarkable cultural and historical jourbaney to statehood. This authoritative, lively and perceptive book is based on hundreds of interviews with modern Georgians, from country priests to black marketeers. Georgia: Mountains and Honour will be essential reading for anyone interested in this fascinating region, as well as those requiring an insight into the life after the collapse of the old Soviet order in the richest and most dramatic of the former republics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312215248
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.87(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
• Preface
• Map of Georgia
• Introduction
• Why Georgia?
• The Mountains of Poetry
• Kazbek to Tbilisi
• Miskheta
• Gori
• Vardzia
• Svaneti
• After
• Tbilisi (Young Shoots of War)
• Batumi
• Khevsureti
• Returban to Sukhumi (After Georgia's War)
• Religious Revival (Bodbe and David Gareja)
• Kumisi (Waiting for Goga)
• New Georgia
• Appendix I
• Appendix II
• Appendix III
• Select Bibliography
• Index

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