The Abkhazians: A Handbook

The Abkhazians: A Handbook

by George Hewitt
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700706433
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/14/1998
Series:
Caucasus World: Peoples of the Caucasus Series
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

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

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