The Ghost of Freedom (inbunden)
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Honorable mention, 2009 Davis Center Book Prize in Political and Social Studies
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The Ghost of Freedom (inbunden)

The Ghost of Freedom

A History of the Caucasus

Inbunden Engelska, 2008-03-01
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The Caucasus mountains rise at the intersection of Europe, Russia, and the Middle East. A land of astonishing natural beauty and a dizzying array of ancient cultures, the Caucasus has often been the object of imperial ambition. In evocative and accessible prose, Charles King reveals how tsars, highlanders, revolutionaries, and adventurers have contributed to the fascinating history of this borderland. Ranging from the salons of Russian writers to the circus sideshows
of America, from the offices of European diplomats to the villages of Muslim mountaineers, The Ghost of Freedom paints a rich portrait of one of the world's most volatile and least understood regions.
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George Hewitt SOAS King has produced a work that is remarkable for its breadth of coverage, the depth of the author's insights, and the eloquence of the text. It is hard to imagine how the goal King set himself could have been better achieved.

Norman Stone New Statesman Charles King has written a very instructive and interesting book

Nina Caspersen, Times Higher Education Supplement The Ghost of Freedom provides an excellent analysis of the region's turbulent history since the late 18th century; offers a rich exploration of how the Caucasus has been imagined by outsiders; and gives a good overview of contemporary conflicts and developments in the region.

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<br>Charles King is Ion Ratiu Professor of Romanian Studies, Professor of International Affairs, and Professor of Government at Georgetown University. He is the author of The Black Sea: A History and The Moldovans, and his writing has appeared in The Times Literary Supplement and Foreign Affairs.<br>


INTRODUCTION; 1. Empires and Boundaries; 2. Rule and Resistance; 3. The Imaginary Caucasus; 4. Nations and Revolutions; 5. Time of Troubles; EPILOGUE; NOTES; ON SOURCES