The Making of the Georgian Nation, Second Edition

The Making of the Georgian Nation, Second Edition

Suny, Ronald Grigor
Distribution: World
Publication date: 10/22/1994
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-20915-3
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A Selection of the History Book Club

... the best study in English to date for an understanding of Georgian nationalism." —Religious Studies Review

... the standard account of Georgian history in English." —American Historical Review

... tour de force research... fascinating reading." —American Political Science Review

Like the other republics floating free after the demise of the Soviet empire, the independent republic of Georgia is reinventing its past, recovering what had been forgotten or distorted during the long years of Russian and Soviet rule. Whether Georgia can successfully be transformed from a society rent by conflict into a pluralistic democratic nation will depend on Georgians rethinking their history.

This is the first comprehensive treatment of Georgian history, from the ethnogenesis of the Georgians in the first millennium B.C., through the period of Russian and Soviet rule in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, to the emergence of an independent republic in 1991, the ethnic and civil warfare that has ensued, and perspectives for Georgia's future.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition


Note on Transliteration and Dating

Part One
The Rise and Fall of the Georgian Monarchies

1 The Formation of the Georgian Nation

2 Christian Georgia: The First Thousand Years

3 The Long Twilight of the Georgian Kingdoms

Part Two
Georgia in the Russian Empire

4 Russian Rule and Georgian Society

5 Emancipation anh the End of Seigneurial Georgia

6 Thge Emergence of Political Society

7 Marxism and the National Struggle

8 The End of Tsarist Georgia

Part Three
Revolutionary and Soviet Georgia

9 Revolution and Republic

10 Bolshevik Georgia

11 Stalin’s Revolution

12 Stalinism in Georgia

13 Georgia and Soviet Nationality Policy since Stalin

14 The Georgian Road to Independece



Bibliographical Note