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Caucasus: Mountain Men and Holy Wars
The Caucasus is trapped between the Black Sea & th

Our Price: $25.00
By Nicholas Griffin (au)
Year: 2001
Pages: 240
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 0-312-30853-1

Product Code: 1422350908

The Caucasus is trapped between the Black Sea & the Caspian Sea. A borderland between Christian & Muslim worlds, the Caucasus is the front line of a clash of cultures: Russia vs. the predominantly Muslim mountain regions. Here, Griffin maps the rise of Islam through myth, history, & politics. He centers on the story of Imam Shamil, the greatest Muslim warrior of the 19th cent., who led a 25-year campaign against the invading Russians. Griffin follows the Imamís legacy into the present & finds his namesake, the Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev, continuing his struggle. Today this continuing explosive conflict is complicated by a growing Islamic movement & a reputed 100 billion barrels of Caspian oil, & shows no sign of abating.

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