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Senri Ethnological Studies (SES)

No.57 The Value of the Past:Myths, Identity and Politics in Transcaucasia

October 22, 2001 Publication

Victor A. SHNIRELMAN

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Contents
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
LIST OF MAPS
MYTHS, SYMBOLS AND POLITICS

PART I THE ARMENIAN-AZERI CONFRONTATION
Chapter 1 Myths and identity
Chapter 2 From Tigran the Great to Soviet Armenia
Chapter 3 Myths and politics in Armenia: from migrants to indigenous people
Chapter 4 The value of indigenous ancestors
Chapter 5 The origins of the Armenian people, and the Armenian school
Chapter 6 The Armenization of Urartu: revisionist concepts
Chapter 7 The birth of the Azeri nation
Chapter 8 The search for historical concepts, and major politics
Chapter 9 The Median temptation and Soviet patriotism
Chapter10 Between Media, Caucasian Albania and the Turkic world: thirst for a new view
Chapter11 Revisionists: the pan-Turkic assault
Chapter12 The struggle between the "conservatives" and the "revisionists", and a school education
Chapter13 The Struggle for Nagorny Karabagh: the clash of myths
13.1 A short overview of Karabagh's past
13.2 The Albanization of the Armenian heritage
13.3 The Albanian myth
13.4 An Armenian response
13.5 The clash of the myths
13.6 Demography, economics and ethnic minorities
Chapter14 The Nakhjivan passions
Chapter15 History and intense politics

PART II THE GEORGIAN-ABKHAZIAN CONFLICT
Chapter 1 A republic with restricted sovereignty
Chapter 2 The Abkhazian republic in search of its glorious ancestors
Chapter 3 The adventures of the early Georgians in Asia Minor
Chapter 4 Eternal Georgia
Chapter 5 The Colchian mirage
Chapter 6 Turchaninov's "discovery"
Chapter 7 The Abkhazians in a struggle for the "right" past
Chapter 8 The Abkhazian-Georgian competition
Chapter 9 From competition to confrontation
Chapter10 History, religion, demography, politics

PART III THROWN OVER THE RIDGE
Chapter 1 Southern Ossetia in the Georgian context
Chapter 2 Scythiomania

CONCLUSIONS: ETHNOCENtrISM AND THE BREAKUP OF THE SOVIET UNION
NOTES
LITERATURE
INDEX OF AUTHORS AND PERSONAL NAMES
INDEX OF POLITICAL, GEOGRAPHICAL, TRIBAL AND ETHNIC NAMES

 
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