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    DescriptionLike other majority Muslim regions of the former Soviet Union, the republic of Dagestan, on Russia's southern frontier, has become contested territory in a hegemonic competition between Moscow and resurgent Islam. In this authoritative book the leading experts on Dagestan provide a path breaking study of this volatile state far from the world's gaze. The largest and most populous of the North Caucasian republics, bordered on the west by Chechnya and on the east by the Caspian Sea, Dagestan is almost completely mountainous. With no majority nationality, the republic developed a distinctive system of calibrated power relations among ethnic groups and with Moscow, a system that has been undermined by the spillover of the wars in Chechnya, Wahhabi and Islamist recruiting efforts targeting youth, and Moscow's reassertion of the 'power vertical'. Underdevelopment, high birthrates, transiting pipelines, and the rising incidence of terrorist violence and assassinations add to the explosive potential of the region. Authors Ware and Kisriev combine analysis of the dynamics of domination and resistance, and the distinctive forms of social organization characteristic of mountain societies that may be applicable to other areas such as Afghanistan. They draw on decades of field research, interviews, and data to offer unique perspective on the civilizational collision course under way in the Caucasus today.

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    Russian Hegemony and Islamic Resistance in the North Caucasus
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Bruce Ware, By (author) Enver F. Kisriev
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 367
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 221 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    ISBN 13: 9780765620293
    ISBN 10: 0765620294

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVUA
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: HIS032000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET180
    Ingram Theme: CULT/RUSSIA
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: H5
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    LC classification: DK
    BIC subject category V2: HRAM2
    Abridged Dewey: 947
    BIC subject category V2: 1DVUA
    DC21: 947.52
    DC22: 947.52
    Thema V1.0: QRAM2, QRP
    Illustrations note
    black & white tables, maps
    M.E. Sharpe
    Imprint name
    M.E. Sharpe
    Publication date
    15 February 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Armonk, NY
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction: Where Mountains Rise; 2. Murids and Tsars: Islamic Ideology as an Antidote to Russian Colonialism; 3. Soviet Rule in the North Caucasus: Betrayal of Islam and Construction of Ethnicity; 4. Democratic Dagestan: Ethnic Accommodation in the Constitutional Djamaat; 5. The Islamic Factor: Revival and Radicalism; 6. Conflict and Catharsis: Why Dagestanis Fought to Remain in Russia; 7. Russian Recentralization and Islamic Resistance: Stepping on the Same Rake; 8. Conclusion: A Gathering Darkness; Appendix: Miskindji Village Protests; Index.