Russian-Muslim Confrontation in the Caucasus: Alternative Visions of the Conflict between Imam Shamil and the Russians, 1830-1859 / Edition 1

Russian-Muslim Confrontation in the Caucasus: Alternative Visions of the Conflict between Imam Shamil and the Russians, 1830-1859 / Edition 1

by Gary Hamburg, Thomas Sanders, Ernest Tucker
     
 

This book presents two extraordinary texts - The Shining of Swords by Al-Qarakhi and a new translation for a contemporary readership of Leo Tolstoy's Hadji Murat - illuminating the mountain war between the Muslim peoples of the Caucasus and the imperial Russian army from 1830 to 1859. The authors offer a complete commentary on the various intellectualSee more details below

Overview

This book presents two extraordinary texts - The Shining of Swords by Al-Qarakhi and a new translation for a contemporary readership of Leo Tolstoy's Hadji Murat - illuminating the mountain war between the Muslim peoples of the Caucasus and the imperial Russian army from 1830 to 1859. The authors offer a complete commentary on the various intellectual and religious contexts that shaped the two texts and explain the historical significance of the Russian-Muslim confrontation. It is shown that the mountain war was a clash of two cultures, two religious outlooks and two different worlds. The book provides an important background for the ongoing contest between Russia and indigenous people for control of the Caucasus.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415325905
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/2004
Series:
SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

The shining of Daghestani swords in certain campaigns of Shamil11
Lev Tolstoi, Hadji Murat77
War of worlds : a commentary on the two texts in their historical context171

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