Alexander Mikaberidze's Historical dictionary of Georgia PDF

By Alexander Mikaberidze

ISBN-10: 0810855801

ISBN-13: 9780810855809

Few nations have fought see you later and so demanding to confirm their correct to statehood as Georgia—a tiny republic squeezed among the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea and within the region of significant empires. Its rising principalities and kingdoms have needed to fight to accomplish a semblance of solidarity after which struggle even tougher to keep up independence from—among others—the Greeks and Romans, the Byzantines and Persians, the Mongols and Turks, after which the Russians, within the guise of an empire, a soviet republic, and at this time a nation. that there's an self sufficient Georgia today—even one shorn of areas that after belonged to it—is somewhat a miracle. And it's hardly ever remarkable that even inside of its borders there are areas that experience damaged away or may possibly search to take action. This is helping to provide an explanation for why present-day Georgia has such a lot of political, monetary, and social difficulties. however it has conquer much more severe demanding situations some time past and simply may well accomplish that back. Georgia isn't an important state, and its inhabitants isn't fairly quite a few, however it has an amazingly complex background and wealthy tradition. therefore, to do it justice, a a little greater quantity than basic was once worthwhile. This historic dictionary starts off with an intensive chronology that follows the various twists and turns of a really lengthy background and person who retains producing occasions at an impressive speed. this can be by means of an advent that provides the rustic and its humans and summarizes its historical past. Then comes the dictionary section—an strangely huge one, containing approximately 780 entries on very important people, locations, and occasions, and on politics, the financial system, society, faith, and tradition. The appendixes supply lists of dynasties and rulers—kings, presidents, and major ministers—and pertinent demographic and financial info. Given the shortage of literature (especially in English), the bibliography is especially very important to assist readers stick to up on features of specific curiosity. This ancient Dictionary of Georgia is among the final within the eu sequence, and it isn't miraculous that it used to be goodbye in training, because it used to be rather difficult to discover an writer who may current such a lot of points in such aspect and accomplish that in English. This writer is Alexander Mikaberidze, who graduated with a level in foreign legislations from Tbilisi kingdom collage in 1999 and clearly has a prepared curiosity in every thing with regards to Georgia in addition. as well as pursuing his felony reports, he bought a doctorate in heritage from Florida nation collage and taught eu, global, and heart japanese background there and at Mississippi nation collage besides. His lifelong curiosity in historical past has based not just on Georgia yet on army historical past, fairly the Napoleonic Wars on which he has written greatly. This particular reference paintings on a distinct nation will no doubt fill a few of the numerous gaps within the normal public’s figuring out and also will aid experts tune down a few elusive details.

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This massive exodus had important political, social, and economic ramifications. 8%) and, compared to the 1989 census, enjoy a 14% increase in their share of the population. Among the national minorities, the overall Armenian population of Georgia has declined by some 188,000 in the last 13 years from 437,271 in 1989 to 248,929 in 2002. 5% of the total. qxd 2/28/07 5:23 AM Page 5 INTRODUCTION • 5 remain and out of 24,795 Jews there are now only 3,772 left. The Azeri minority remained relatively stable with some 285,000 persons.

In 1089, a bloodless coup forced the king to abdicate in favor of his 16year-old son David. The new king faced the daunting challenge of defeating a powerful enemy and rebuilding a devastated country. Despite his young age, Kind David IV proved to be a capable statesman and military commander. In 1089–1100, he organized small detachments to harass and destroy isolated Seljuk troops and began the resettlement of desolate regions. In 1092, he stopped, the payment of the annual tribute to the Seljuk sultan, and over the next 10 years, he gradually liberated most of eastern Georgia.

1806–1812 Russo–Turkish War led to the Russian recovery of some southwestern Georgian provinces that had been occupied by the Ottomans. 1811 Autocephaly of the Georgian Orthodox Church was abolished. 1812 Major rebellion in Kakheti. 1813 Treaty of Gulistan between Russia and Persia confirmed Russian control of Georgia. 1820 Anti-Russian uprisings in Imereti, Guria, and Mingrelia. 1828–1829 Following the Russo–Turkish War, Russia annexed the historically Georgian provinces of Meskhetia and Javakheti from the Ottoman Empire.

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