'A Homeless People'

Transitions Online, 16 May 2014

4 Pages Posted: 20 May 2015

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Rebecca Gould

Professor, Islamic World & Comparative Literature, College of Arts & Law, University of Birmingham; Harvard University - Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

Date Written: May 16, 2014

Abstract

Circassian history is known only in the broadest of outlines to regional specialists and not at all to most outside observers. The destruction of the Shapsug, Abkhaz, Adyghe, Ubykh, and Kabardian peoples – collectively called Circassian and resident for millennia on the north shore of the Black Sea – did not occur in a single historical moment. Nor was it ever wholly complete. The annihilation transpired over generations, and traversed the vast territories of the Russian and Ottoman empires during their most expansive phases. This review Walter Richmond's The Circassian Genocide (2013) revisits that traumatic past.

Suggested Citation

Gould, Rebecca Ruth, 'A Homeless People' (May 16, 2014). Transitions Online, 16 May 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2607529

Rebecca Ruth Gould (Contact Author)

Professor, Islamic World & Comparative Literature, College of Arts & Law, University of Birmingham ( email )

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