The A to Z of Georgia

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Mai 2010



Situated in the breathtaking Caucasus Mountains between the Black and the Caspian Seas, the country of Georgia sits at the crossroads between Europe and Asia; it has gone through more turbulence and change in the last 15 years-the casting off of the Soviet regime, a civil war, two ethno-territorial conflicts, economic collapse, corruption, government inefficiency, and massive emigration-than most countries go through in 150 years. However, despite all its hardships, this resilient and ancient country, with thousands of years of winemaking, three-thousand years of statehood, and almost two millennia of Christianity, continues to survive, and with the new government's reforms, promises to improve. Scholar Alexander Mikaberidze has created an invaluable source on the long and turbulent history of Georgia. The A to Z of Georgia, through its chronology, glossary, introduction, appendixes, maps, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions and significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects, traces Georgia's history and provides a compass for the direction the country is heading.


Alexander Mikaberidze, who is of Georgian extraction, has taught history at Florida State and Mississippi State Universities and lectured on strategy and policy for the U.S. Naval War College.
EAN: 9780810872073
ISBN: 0810872072
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2010
Seitenanzahl: 733 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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