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Author Hewitt, B. G.

Title Discordant neighbours : a reassessment of the Georgian-Abkhazian and Georgian-South-Ossetian conflicts / by George Hewitt
Published Leiden : Brill, 2013


Description 1 online resource
Series Eurasian studies library ; v. 3
Eurasian studies library ; v. 3.
Contents List of Abbreviations; List of Illustrations; PREFACE; Plan of the Book; note On Transcription; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Peoples and their Languages; Non-Caucasian Peoples and Languages of the Caucasus; Caucasian Peoples and Languages; North West Caucasian; South Caucasian/Kartvelian; Nakh-Daghestanian; States; Georgia (in Georgian /sakartvelo/); Abkhazia (in Abkhaz /Apsny/); South Ossetia (in Ossetic /Xussar Iryston/); History; Greeks Colonise the Eastern Black Sea Coast; The Abkhazian Kingdom and Dynastic Union with Georgian-speaking Lands
Breakup of the MediƦval Georgian KingdomPost-Mongol Abkhazia; MediƦval Ossetians; Turkish and Persian Encroachment; Russia's Encroachment and Tsarist Rule; Georgia's Attention Turns towards Abkhazia; Beginnings of Mingrelianisation; Post-Revolutionary Abkhazia and Independent (Menshevik) Georgia; South Ossetians under the Mensheviks; Georgia's 1921 Menshevik Constitution and Loss of Independence; Abkhazia's Status 1921-1931; Creation of the South Ossetian Autonomous Region (1922); Death of Nestor Lakoba and Implementation of Stalin's Nationality Policy; Deportations: Actual or Threatened
Genesis of the 'Ingoroq'va Hypothesis'Abkhazians Start to Voice their Grievances; Summation of the Period 1953-1979; Perestrojka, Glasnost and the Road to War in Georgia; Georgian Dissidents Take Advantage of Glasnost ; Results of Glasnost in Abkhazia and South Ossetia; The 'Abkhazian Letter'; Georgia's Draft Language-Law; Reason for Ingoroq'va's Non-election to the Georgian Academy; Tit-for-tat Exchanges Begin in the Press; The 'Lykhny Declaration' (Abkhazia) and the Reaction; The 9th-April Tragedy (Tbilisi); Anti-Abkhazian Agitation Intensifies
Revival of the 'Ingoroq'va Hypothesis' (and Variants)The 'War of Linguists and Historians'; Moves to Open a Branch of Tbilisi State University in Sukhum; Georgia Experiences its First Fatal Inter-ethnic Clashes; Tensions Rise Even Further After the July Deaths; Andrej Sakharov's 'Mini-empires' and the Inevitable Backlash; Viktor Popkov's Corrective; The Assembly (Later Confederation) of Mountain Peoples of the Caucasus; Death of K'ost'ava. Attention Shifts to South Ossetia; New Leadership for Abkhazia's National Movement
Tbilisi Sets Out Towards Independence and the Reaction in Abkhazia and South OssetiaRestoration of Abkhazia's Republican Status of the 1920s and Tbilisi's Reaction; South Ossetia Moves to Raise its Status; New Union Treaty Proposed in Moscow; Gamsakhurdia Becomes Supreme Soviet Chairman. Moscow's Reaction and 1st War in South Ossetia; Gorbachev's 17th-March 1991 Referendum for Reshaping the Union; Gamsakhurdia and Yeltsin Gain their Respective Presidencies, and Gorbachev's Fall; South Ossetia Rescinds Its Compromise-offer; New Electoral Law in Abkhazia
Summary Drawing heavily on Georgian sources, the author offers readers a unique opportunity to appreciate why the Abkhazians and South Ossetians have seen no alternative to resisting the threats emanating from Tbilisi by refusing to join an independent Georgia
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Ethnic conflict -- Georgia (Republic)
HISTORY -- Europe -- Eastern.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Former Soviet Republics.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Russia & the Former Soviet Union.
Ethnic conflict
Ethnic relations
International relations
Politics and government
Georgia (Republic)
Abkhazia (Georgia) -- Relations -- Georgia (Republic)
South Ossetia (Georgia) -- Relations -- Georgia (Republic)
Georgia (Republic) -- Ethnic relations
Georgia (Republic) -- History -- 1991-
Georgia (Republic) -- Politics and government -- 1991-
Abkhazia (Georgia) -- Politics and government
South Ossetia (Georgia) -- Politics and government
Georgia (Republic)
Georgia (Republic) -- Abkhazia
Georgia (Republic) -- South Ossetia
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2013001249
ISBN 9004248935
Other Titles Discordant neighbors