Let Our Fame Be Great

Let Our Fame Be Great

Journeys Among the Defiant People of the Caucasus

Book - 2010
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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.

In Let Our Fame Be Great , 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, Let Our Fame Be Great recounts the tenacious survival of peoples who have been relentlessly invaded and persecuted and yet woefully overlooked.

Publisher: New York :, Basic Books,, [2010]
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9780465021840
Branch Call Number: 947.5086 BU
Characteristics: xi, 496 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 25 cm


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Apr 24, 2015

Great book! Well written and researched. It covers important history of the Caucasus region with all its diversity in this isolated ancient part of the world. The book timely provides back stories to the current discussions of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide and the Dagestan connection to the Boston marathon bombing. Unfortunately there was not much media coverage in 2014 about the 150th anniversary of the Circassian genocide, especially with the Olympics being held in the region that was formerly the homeland of the Circassians. This book covers this event that was a root event of all European genocide and ethnic cleansing.


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