Atlas of the Ethno-Political History of the Caucasus, by Arthur Tsutsiev

Atlas of the Ethno-Political History of the CaucasusAtlas of the Ethno-Political History of the Caucasus
Author: Arthur Tsutsiev
Translated from Russian by: Nora Seligman Favorov
Year: 2014
Place of Publication: New Haven & London
Published by: Yale University Press
Number of pages: 221
Language: English

The Atlas of the Ethno-Political History of the Caucasus is a magnificent collection of fifty-six original maps with commentaries that detail the ethnic, religious, and linguistic makeup of the Caucasus—the region located between the Black and Caspian Seas that contains Europe’s highest mountain—from the eighteenth century to the present. The highly detailed maps and text untangle the exceptionally complicated history of this area, poised between Europe and Asia, which has been marked by ethnic conflicts and changing political borders. The Atlas illuminates the conflicting historical visions of homelands and borders, and provides a comprehensive reference tool for scholars, geographers, and historians.

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Foreword, by Georgi Derluguian


Guide to the Maps

1. The Caucasus: Historical and Geographic Areas and Contemporary Borders

2. 1722–1739: The Imperial Rivalry over the Caucasus Borderlands

3. 1763–1785: The Caucasus around the Time of the Russian Conquests

4. 1774–1783: Ethnolinguistic Map of the Greater Caucasus

5. 1791–1801: The Caucasus Defensive Line from Kizlyar to Taman

6. 1801–1829: Russia’s Acquisition of Transcaucasia and the War in the Greater Caucasus

7. 1829–1839: Administrative Makeup of the Early Russian Caucasus

8. 1840–1849: Escalation of the Caucasus War and (Re-)Establishment of the Viceroyalty

9. 1856–1859: Before the Final Storming of the “Caucasus Fortress,”

10. 1860–1864: The End of the War and the Formation of Kuban, Terek, and Daghestan Provinces

11. 1865–1870: Military-Native Government in Highlander Territories

12. 1867–1886: The Ethnolinguistic and Administrative Composition of Daghestan

13. 1871–1881: The Trend toward Civilian Government in the North Caucasus

14. 1881–1888: The Caucasian Periphery of the Emerging Russian Nation

15. 1763–1913: 150 Years of Russian Colonization

16. 1913: The Terek Cossack Host

17. 1763–1918: 155 Years of Non-Russian Colonization

18. 1886–1890: An Ethnolinguistic Map of the Caucasus

19. 1886–1890: A Religious Map of the Caucasus

20. 1913: Land and Ethnicity in Terek Province

21. 1903–1917: Administrative Divisions before the Collapse of the Empire

22. October 1917–May 1918: The Beginning of the Civil War and Foreign Intervention

23. May–November 1918: The Emergence of Independent States in Transcaucasia

24. December 1918–November 1919: Denikin’s Dominance in the North Caucasus

25. 1917–1919: The Gorskaya Republic, a Failed Attempt at Independence

26. 1920: The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic and Soviet Russia

27. 1920: Partition of the Republic of Armenia

28. 1921: The End of the Georgian Democratic Republic

29. 1921: Early Administrative Divisions in the Soviet Caucasus

30. 1922–1928: Building a Soviet State out of Multitude of Nations

31. 1926: An Ethnic Map Reflecting the First Soviet Census

32. 1926: Using the Census to Identify Russians and Ukrainians

33. 1929–1934: The Rise and Fall of the “National Principle” in Administrative Divisions

34. 1936–1938: The Constitutional Codification of a Hierarchy among Peoples and Territories

35. 1937–1949: World War II and Ethnic Deportations from the Caucasus

36. 1943–1956: A Selective Purge of the Ethnopolitical Map

37. 1957: The Return of the Deported Peoples and the Restoration of Their Autonomies

38. 1957–1990: Stability and Conflict under “Developed Socialism,”

39. 1989–1991: Overview of the Ethnopolitical Rivalries at the Conclusion of the Soviet Era

40. 1991–2003: The Dissolution of the Soviet Union and the Escalation of Armed Conflict in the Caucasus

41. 1988–1994: Mountain (Nagorny) Karabakh

42. 1991–1992: South and North Ossetia

43. 1992–1993: Abkhazia

44. 1994–2003: Chechnya and Daghestan

45. 1989–2010: An Ethnic Map of the Caucasus

46. 2012: Major Roads and Transportation Corridors

47. 2012: Primary Petroleum Transportation Routes

48–56. Conflicting Historical Visions of Homelands and Borders

57. 2014: The Political and Administrative Map of the Caucasus

Appendix 1: The Area and Population of Administrative Units and States of the Caucasus Region

Appendix 2: Major Cities in the Caucasus

Appendix 3: Ethnic Composition of the Caucasus: Historical Population Statistics

Appendix 4: Administrative Units of the Russian Empire and the USSR

List of Sources

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