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Chechnya: Tombstone of Russian Power

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Publisher Comments:

The war between Russia and the Chechen separatist forces, from December 1994 to August 1996, was a key moment in Russian and even world history, shedding a stark light on the end of Russia as a great military and imperial power. Anatol Lieven, a distinguished writer and political commentator, was a correspondent for the London Times in the former Soviet Union from 1990 to 1996 and was commended for his coverage of the Chechen War by the British Press Association.

In this major new work of history and analysis, Lieven sets Russia's humiliation at the hands of a tiny group of badly organized guerrillas in a plausible framework for the first time. He offers both a riveting eyewitness account of the war itself and a sophisticated and multifaceted explanation for the Russian defeat. Highlighting the numerous ways in which Russian society and culture differ today from the simplistic stereotypes still current in much of Western analysis, he explores the reasons for the current weakness of Russian nationalism both within the country and among the Russian diaspora.

In the final part of the book Lieven examines the Chechen tradition, providing the first in-depth anthropological portrait in English of this extraordinary fighting people. In his representation of the character of the Chechen nation, Lieven contributes to the continuing debate between "constructivist" and "primordialist" theories of the origins of nationalism and examines the role of both historical experience and religion in the formation of national identity.

Synopsis:

The humiliation of Russia by separatist rebels in the Chechen War marked a key moment in Russian - and perhaps world - history. In this new analysis Anatol Lieven offers a riveting account of the war as a means to explore the painful fate of the post-Soviet state.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300073980
Subtitle:
Tombstone of Russian Power
Author:
Lieven, Anatol
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Location:
New Haven :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Eastern Europe
Subject:
Russia (pre & post Soviet Union)
Subject:
Chechnia (russia)
Subject:
Adult
Subject:
Chechnëiìa (Russia) History Civil War, 1994-1996.
Subject:
Chechnëiìa
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Eastern Europe - General
Subject:
Civil War, 1994-
Subject:
Chechnëiìa (Russia) History.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19990610
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 b/w illus.
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 1.35 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Russia » General Russian History
History and Social Science » Russia » Post Soviet Republics
History and Social Science » World History » Russia

Chechnya: Tombstone of Russian Power
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"Synopsis" by , The humiliation of Russia by separatist rebels in the Chechen War marked a key moment in Russian - and perhaps world - history. In this new analysis Anatol Lieven offers a riveting account of the war as a means to explore the painful fate of the post-Soviet state.
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