1) The Population of the Caucasus – Vazha Lordkipanidze, Anzor Totadze
Nova Science Pub | 2010 | PDF
In this book, the population issues of the Caucasus are discussed for the first time from the ancient period until the beginning of the 21st century. The ethnogenesis process of the population of the Caucasus is shown as one of the oldest in the world; their demographic development is analyzed in the long historical period and the demographic situation of the contemporary Caucasus. Special attention is paid to the issues of the population of the Caucasus in the 19th and 20th centuries. This book stresses the exile process of hundreds of thousands of representatives of the North Caucasus people to Turkey, that was covertly organized by the Russian Empire in order to settle the Cossack-Russians in newly offered places. All these processes have significantly impeded the natural demographic development of the population of the Caucasus.
This work pays particular attention to the armed ethno-political conflicts in the Caucasus, which impeded natural demographic processes, such as the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and the conflicts in the former South Ossetia, Abkhazia and Chechnya.
In order to study demographic events and processes in the Caucasus and for their qualitative evaluation, a special unit is denoted to the demographic situation in the Post Soviet area.
2) Let Our Fame Be Great: Journeys Among the Defiant People of the Caucasus – Oliver Bullough
Basic Books | 2012 | EPUB
Part travelogue, part history, Let Our Fame Be Great tells the stories of the forgotten peoples of the Caucasus region, an incredible cultural crossroads where Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Turkey and the Middle East meet. The area was once the home of the Golden Fleece and Prometheusâ place of exile, and later inspired Pushkin and Lermontov, but its rich history has been overshadowed by decades of guerrilla warfare. Now, it is better known to us for the struggle in Chechnya and the 2008 war between Georgia and Russia. Traveling through history and throughout this tumultuous region, journalist and Russia expert Oliver Bullough details the major events—from nineteenth-century Tsarist expansionism to the modern day struggles in Chechnya and South Ossetia—that have shaped this fascinating land and its people: the Chechens, Nogais, Circassians, mountain Turks, and Ingush who have been consistently besieged—and woefully overlooked—for nearly two hundred years.