Students struggling to find information on the modern lives of those living in Eurasia need not look any farther! Written for high school and undergraduate students, Culture and Customs of the Caucasus fills a major void on library shelves. This unique reference work explores contemporary life in three former Soviet Union republics: Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. No other reference book offers such exhaustive material on the traditions and customs of all three nations. Students studying world culture, social studies, and multicultural issues can use this engaging and comprehensive volume to learn about the Caucasus's history, urban life, religion, literature, cuisine, holidays, and leisure activities, among many other topics.
In the early 1990's, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia emerged from the grip of the Soviet Union and stood on their own for the first time in almost a century. Today, these three nations are slowly emerging from communism's dark cloud, thriving culturally and gaining strength economically. Written for high-school students, Culture and Customs of the Caucasus is the ultimate one-stop reference source that explores the three countries in the region-no other reference work provides such comprehensive and current material. Students studying world culture, social studies, and multicultural issues can use this engaging and wide-ranging volume to learn about the Caucasus's history, urban life, religion, literature, cuisine, holidays, and leisure activities, among many other topics.
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About the Author
PETER L. ROUDIK is Senior Foreign Law Specialist at the Directorate of Legal Research of the Law Library of Congress. His research extends to all aspects of legal and political development in the former Soviet states.
Table of Contents
1. Land, People, History
2. Urban and Rural Developments
3. Family, Marriage, and Education
4. Thought and Religion
5. Languages, Folklore, and Literature
6. Food, Drinks, and Fashion
7. Cinema and Performing Arts
8. Visual Arts and Crafts
9. Sport, Leisure, Festivals