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Basic Books
528 pages
Product Description
<DIV>The jagged peaks of the Caucasus Mountains have hosted a rich history of diverse nations, valuable trade, and incessant warfare. But today the region is best known for atrocities in Chechnya and the 2008 war between Russia and Georgia.<p>In <i>Let Our Fame Be Great</i>, journalist and Russian expert Oliver Bullough explores the fascinating cultural crossroads of the Caucasus, where Europe, Asia, and the Middle East intersect. Traveling through its history, Bullough tracks down the nations dispersed by the region’s last two hundred years of brutal warfare. Filled with a compelling mix of archival research and oral history, <i>Let Our Fame Be Great</i> recounts the tenacious survival of peoples who have been relentlessly invaded and persecuted and yet woefully overlooked.</DIV>