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Writers and Rebels: The Literature of Insurgency in the Caucasus

Rebecca Gould


Spanning the period between the end of the Russo-Caucasian War and the death of the first female Chechen suicide bomber, this ground-breaking book is the first to compare Georgian, Chechen, and Daghestani depictions of anticolonial insurgency. The book draws from previously untapped archival sources as well as from prose, poetry, and oral narratives to assess the impact of Tsarist and Soviet rule in the Islamic Caucasus. Examining literary representations of social banditry to tell the story of Russian colonialism from the vantage point of its subjects, among numerous other themes, the book ar ... More

Keywords: Russo-Caucasian War, anticolonial insurgency, Islamic Caucasus, Russian colonialism, tsarist rule, Soviet rule, Chechnya, Daghestan, Georgia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780300200645
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300200645.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rebecca Gould, author
University of Bristol