By Dr Geukjian Ohannes
This publication examines the underlying components of the Nagorno-Karabakh clash within the South Caucasus from 1905 to 1994, and explores the ways that problems with ethnicity and nationalism contributed to that clash. the writer examines the historiography and politics of the clash, and the historic, territorial and ethnic dimensions which contributed to the dynamics of the struggle. The influence of Soviet regulations and constructions also are integrated, pinpointing how they contributed to the advance of nationalism and the upkeep of nationwide identities.
The booklet to begin with explores the old improvement of the Armenian and Azerbaijani nationwide identities and the overlapping claims to the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. the writer is going directly to verify the ancient hyperlink among ethnicity and territorial place as resources of ethnic identity and clash. He examines how identification changes formed the relationsa among Armenians and Azerbaijanis throughout the various stages of clash and offers an in depth historic account of Soviet nationalities coverage and ethno-territorial federalism – the foundation of which ethnic family members have been performed among governing and minority countries within the south Caucasus. This worthwhile booklet bargains scholars and students of post-Soviet politics and society a special perception into the reasons and results of this long-standing conflict.
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