April‐June 2010 JOURNAL OF EURASIAN STUDIES Volume II., Issue 2.
Gábor Bálint de Szentkatolna (1844‐1913) and the Study of Kabardian
— Excerpts —
The full article will appear in August 2010 in:
Francoise Companjen, László Marácz, Lia Versteegh.
Eds. Exploring the Caucasus in the 21th Century. Essays
on Culture, History and Politics in a Dynamic Context.
The book can be ordered from Amsterdam
University Press; see the following link:
[This abridged version is published here with
permission. — Ed. JOES.]
ʺExploring the Caucasus in the 21st Century is a unique contribution to the study of a complex
region. Its authors bring together investigations of both the North and South Caucasus in an effort to
explain discrete aspects of the history, linguistic complexity, current politics, and self‐representations of
the myriad peoples who live between Russia and the Middle East. Here you can find new material on
the role of Arabic in Daghestan, conflicts in Georgia over ethnic identification, and the fallout from the
Russo‐Georgian War over South Ossetia. There is something here for scholars of Caucasia as well as
interested general readers. This is a good place to start.ʺ Ronald Grigor Suny, Charles Tilly Collegiate
Professor of Social and Political History and Director of Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies at the
University of Michigan. Emeritus Professor of Political Science and History at The University of
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