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Chechnya: Life in a War-Torn Society

Valery Tishkov


This book illuminates one of the world's most troubled regions from the perspective of a Russian intellectual, examining the evolution of the war in Chechnya that erupted in 1994, and untangling the myths, long-held resentments, and ideological manipulations which have fueled the crisis. In particular, it explores the key themes of nationalism and violence that feed the turmoil there, combining extensive interview material, historical perspectives, and deep local knowledge. The book sheds light on Chechnya in particular and on how secessionist conflicts can escalate into violent conflagrations ... More

Keywords: Russia, Chechnya, crisis, nationalism, violence, conflict

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780520238879
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520238879.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Valery Tishkov, author