Caucasus World: Peoples of the Caucasus
Author: Amjad Jaimoukha
Table of Contents
Foreword Acknowledgements Introduction 1. People and land 2. History: earliest to end of the eighteenth
century AD 3. History: the Russian-Caucasian War to World War II 4. History: deportation to 'Second'
Chechen War 5. Politics and current affairs 6. Society 7. Economy 8. Religion and beliefs 9. Customs
and traditions 10. Folklore 11. Arts, crafts and architecture 12. Music and dance 13. Language and
linguistic policy 14. Literature 15. Media and film 16. The Diaspora Afterword Proverbs and sayings
Appendices Notes Bibliography Index
This book provides a ready introduction and practical guide to the Chechen people and some little-known
and rarely-considered aspects of Chechen culture, including customs and traditions, folklore, arts and
architecture, music, and literature. It also narrates Chechen history from ancient times and provides
sketches of archaic religions and civilizations. Jaimoukha reveals the esoteric social structure and the
peculiar brand of Chechen Sufism, as well as the present political situation in Chechnya.As the only
comprehensive guide available in English, this book is an indispensable and accessible resource for all
those with an interest in Chechnya.