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The Man in the Panther's Skin

The Man in the Panther's Skin

1st Edition

Shot'ha Rust'haveli Rusthaveli, M. S. Wardrop
December 07, 2016

This romantic epic is said to have been in a unique manner the book of a nation for 700 years. This is a reprint of the 1912 translation....

Pilgrimage: Timothy Gabashvili's Travels to Mount Athos, Constantinople and Jerusalem, 1755-1759

Pilgrimage: Timothy Gabashvili's Travels to Mount Athos, Constantinople and Jerusalem, 1755-1759

1st Edition

Mzia Ebanoidze, John Wilkinson
August 04, 2016

A remarkable record of a pilgrimage through Turkey, Greece and the Levant. The Introduction examines the historical background to his travels and life, which ended in poverty and exile. Also included are a historically annotated gazetteer and extensive bibliography....

Ancient Christianity in the Caucasus

Ancient Christianity in the Caucasus

1st Edition

Tamila Mgaloblishvili
July 13, 2016

The is the first volume of Iberica-Caucasica, a new annual publication based in Tbilisi (Georgia) and devoted exclusively to the art, history and culture of the Caucasus....

Armenian Perspectives

Armenian Perspectives

1st Edition

Nicholas Awde
February 28, 2016

Papers covering the history, religion and culture of the Armenian people, from the 10th anniversary conference of the Association Internationale des Etudes Armeniennes held at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London....

Armenian Sacred and Folk Music

Armenian Sacred and Folk Music

1st Edition

Komitas Vardapet Komitas, Vrej N Nersessian, Vrej N. Nersessian
February 28, 2016

Translated by E. Gulbekian, edited with introduction by N.V. Nersessian. Komitas Vardapet was the giant of Armenian sacred and folk music. Eight of Komitas's principal musicological studies have been selected from his Collected Works published in Yerevan in 1941....

Armenian Neume System of Notation: Study and Analysis

Armenian Neume System of Notation: Study and Analysis

1st Edition

R. A. At'ayan, Vrej N Nersessian, Vrej N. Nersessian
December 21, 2015

The study of the Armenian system of notation called Khazs (Neumes) is of significance both for Armenian and Byzantine music from a historical and aesthetic point of view. Over the centuries the Armenian people have created a musical culture which is largely inaccessible because of the fact that to...

After Atheism

After Atheism

1st Edition

David Lewis
May 19, 2014

Based on interviews with people throughout Siberia, Central Asia and European Russia about their spiritual experiences, this book brings together insights into the 'religious' worldview of those who claim to be Buddhist, Muslim, Christian, pagan or even 'atheist'. Throughout the ex-Soviet Union...

The Literature of Georgia: A History

The Literature of Georgia: A History

1st Edition

Donald Rayfield
May 19, 2014

The first comprehensive and objective history of the literature of Georgia, revealed to be unique among those of the former Byzantine and Russian empires, both in its quality and its 1500 years' history. It is examined in the context of the extraordinarily diverse influences which affected it -...

Society, Politics and Economics in Mazandaran, Iran 1848-1914

Society, Politics and Economics in Mazandaran, Iran 1848-1914

1st Edition

Mohammad Ali Kazembeyki
July 04, 2013

This book is the first major study of provincial history in the Qajar period. Drawing extensively on unpublished Iranian and British documents, it explores the history of Mazandaran, a province in the Caspian region, during 1848-1914, when the province as a part of Iran was exposed to the policies...

Madder Red: A History of Luxury and Trade

Madder Red: A History of Luxury and Trade

1st Edition

Robert Chenciner
December 02, 2011

Madder red is an ancient dyestuff, extracted from the root of the madder plant, growing in many countries around the world. The secret and devilishly complex Oriental dyeing process to obtain the lustrous colour known as Turkey Red was avidly sought by Europeans, from the time before the fall of...

The Russian Conquest of the Caucasus

The Russian Conquest of the Caucasus

1st Edition

J. F. Baddeley
December 02, 2011

Reprint of Baddeley's classic and rare account of the resistance of the North Caucasians under Shamil against the expansion of Tsarist Russia, with a new introduction by Moshe Gammer. Highly relevant to recent developments in the region....

Daghestan: Tradition and Survival

Daghestan: Tradition and Survival

1st Edition

Robert Chenciner
May 04, 2006

Daghestan is home to more than 30 distinct peoples. Each has their own language yet they share a surprisingly homogeneous culture that has both withstood and absorbed centuries of external influences. A fascinating account of change and adaptation in the villages of this area....

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