The Abkhazians: A Handbook

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This handbook provides a ready introduction and practical guide to the Abkhazian people and language. It includes chapters written by experts in the field, covering all aspects of the people, including their history, religion, politics, economy, culture, literature and media, plus pictures, chronologies and appendices of up-to-date statistics, maps and bibliographies.
This volume forms part of the Peoples of the Caucasus series which is an indispensable - and accessible - resource to all those with an interest in the Caucasus: journalists, aid workers, regional specialists in government, law, banking, accounting, as well as tourists, business people, students and academics.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1 Geography and the environment
2 Origin of the Abkhazian people
3 On the track of Abkhazia's antiquity
4 History: first-18th centuries
5 History: 18th century-1917
6 History: 1917-1989
7 Soviet Abkhazia 1989: a personal account
8 History: the modern period
9 Military aspects of the war: the battle for Gagra
10 The economy: traditional & modern
11 Language
12 Literature & linguistic politics
13 Art, handicrafts & architecture
14 Religion
15 Demography
16 Ethnic culture
Further Reading: References & general bibliography
App. 1 Constitution of the Abkhazian Peoples Soviet
App. 2 Draft Treaty
App. 3 Moscow Agreement
App. 4 Quadripartite Agreement on Refugees
Appendix 5 Abkhaz proverbs
Contributors
Notes
Index
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