The Vainakhs (The Chechen and Ingush) by George Anchabadze

The Vainakhs: The Chechen and Ingush
by George AnchabadzeTHE VAINAKHS

“Caucasian House”
2001, 2009

The first edition of the book «Vainakhs» in the English language, published in 2001 was sold out in a short period of time. Many readers highly appreciated the work and there were requests to publish the second edition. This book is the repetition of the text of the first edition and it covers the history of Vainakh people – the Chechens and the Ingush – from the ancient times to 2001.

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The North Caucasus: Histories, Diasporas and Current Challenges

The North Caucasus: Histories, Diasporas and Current ChallengesThe papers and abstracts in this volume were originally presented at a two-day conference, "Towards a New Generation of Scholarship on the Caucasus," held in Sukhum, Abkhazia, on October 30–31, 2007. The conference was coorganized by the SSRC, Circassianacademia (a scholarly listserv), and the Center for Strategic Studies (Sukhum). 

The overall purpose of the conference was to explore the themes and issues that are emerging in recent scholarship, especially by younger scholars, and the ways in which they speak to contemporary challenges faced by the various small republics and states of the region. A range of academic discplines—and regional traditions within these general disciplines—were represented, including sociology, demography, linguistics, anthropology, political science, and history, as well as specialists working with NGOs and with government research agencies.
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Books & Documents in The US Library of Congress Archives

Documents in The US Library of Congress ArchivesThere are many historical and actual documents about the Circassians and the Caucasus in the Archives of US Library of Congress. This page contains only some of these documents in the US Congress Archives, in time other documents will also be added after being classified.

The US Library of Congress is the oldest national establishment for culture in the country, and provides Congressional policymakers with research services, as well. With over 130 million pieces on over 500 miles of shelving, it is the most extensive library collection worldwide. 

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Circassian Bibliography & Library

Circassian Bibliography & LibraryCompiled and edited by Amjad M. Jaimoukha


There are more than 2,000 entries in this compilation, mainly in Western European languages, including more than 120 online books, articles and dissertations.  There  are  also  sections  on Circassian  bibliographies  and periodicals  (journals,  serials, magazines,  newsletters,  and  newspapers). The scope of this work has been extended to include all the works on the Circassians  and  related  issues  in  Circassian  (Kabardian  and  Adigean) and Russian. Where possible, original names of Adiga (Adyghe) writers are given in brackets after their Russian versions. The information between square brackets  at  end  of  an  entry  is mainly my  commentary on  the  contents and other additions. Every effort has been made to  include all diacritics in French, German, Turkish, and other entries.

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Travels in Circassia, Krim Tartary, Etcetera, by Edmund Spencer, Esq

Travels in Circassia, Krim Tartary, Etcetera, by Edmund Spencer, EsqSelections from

Travels in Circassia, Krim Tartary, Etcetera

by Edmund Spencer, Esq. (originally published in 1837)

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.

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