Black Garden: Armenia and Azerbaijan Through Peace and War

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NYU Press, 2003 - Всего страниц: 337
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Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2003

Black Garden is the definitive study of how Armenia and Azerbaijan, two southern Soviet republics, got sucked into a conflict that helped bring them to independence, bringing to an end the Soviet Union, and plaguing a region of great strategic importance. It cuts between a careful reconstruction of the history of Nagorny Karabakh conflict since 1988 and on-the-spot reporting on its convoluted aftermath.

Part contemporary history, part travel book, part political analysis, the book is based on six months traveling through the south Caucasus, more than 120 original interviews in the region, Moscow, and Washington, and unique primary sources, such as Politburo archives.

The historical chapters trace how the conflict lay unresolved in the Soviet era; how Armenian and Azerbaijani leaders exacerbated it; how the Politiburo failed to cope with the crisis; how the war began and ended; how the international community failed to sort out the conflict.

What emerges is a complex and subtle portrait of a beautiful and fascinating region, blighted by historical prejudice and conflict.

 

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The dispute over Nagorno Karabakh is a complicated issue between Armenia and Azerbaijan. What de Waal has done here is present a neutral account of the war, without favouring either side, a rarity in ... Читать весь отзыв

Review: Black Garden: Armenia and Azerbaijan Through Peace and War

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This tells the 'true' story of the Azerbaijan/Armenian conflict. I'm reading it for obvious reasons. Читать весь отзыв

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Crossing the Line
1
An Armenian Revolt
10
Azerbaijan Puzzlement and Pogroms
29
Shusha The Neighbors Tale
45
An Armenian Crisis
55
Mysteries of the East
73
An Azerbaijani Tragedy
82
An Eventful History
96
Escalation
194
The Childrens Republic
217
Exhaustion
225
A State Apart
241
No War No Peace
251
Sadakhlo The Future
269
Statistics
284
Chronology
287

A Soviet Civil War
108
A Twentieth Century Story
125
The Unpredictable Past
145
War Breaks Out
159
The Last Citadel
184
Notes
299
Bibliography
321
Index
327
About the Author
337
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Thomas de Waal has reported on Russia and the Caucasus since 1993 for the Moscow Times, The Times of London, The Economist, and the BBC World Service. He is currently Senior Associate, Caucasus at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His publications include, most recently, The Caucasus: An Introduction.

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