Select Bibliographies of Post-Soviet English Publications
(from Indiana University, Bloomington)




Select Bibliographies of English-language Print Resources for the South Caucasus
(from Yale University)





(from University of Montreal)

South Caucasus


A Short Caucasian Bibliography
(from batsav resource page)

South Caucasus


Caucasus Under Review 

Recently Published Books by Caucasus International


Preliminary Bibliography on the South Caucasus
(Focused on the period since the collapse of the USSR)

John Abercromby, A Trip through the Eastern Caucasus, with a Chapter on the Languages of the Country, 1889

Allen, W.E.D., “New Political Boundaries in the Caucasus”, in The Geographical Journal, Vol. LXIX, 1927

Allen, W.E.D. (ed.), Russian Embassies to the Georgian Kings, 1589-1605, 2 volumes, Hakluyt Society, Cambridge University Press, 1970

Audrey L. Altsadt. The Azerbaijani Turks: Power and Identity under Russian Rule. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1992.

Tony Anderson,  Bread and Ashes — A Walk through the Mountains of Georgia, Jonathan Cape, 2003

Alexei Arbatov et al, editors. Managing Conflict in the Former Soviet Union. Russian and American Perspectives. Cambridge: JFK SG, 1997.

Ronald Asmus, A little war that shook the world: Georgia, Russia, and the future of the West, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010

Baddeley, J.F., The Russian Conquest of the Caucasus, London: 1908

Thomas M. Barret, At the Edge of Empire: The Terek Cossacks and the North Caucasus Frontier, 1700-1860, Boulder: Westview, 1999

Alexandre A. Benningsen, and  Enders S. Wimbush, Muslim National Communism in the Soviet Union: A Revolutionary Strategy for the Colonial World, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1980 [A history of the development of the doctrine of national communism and “proletarian nations” (as opposed to a working class) in Central Asia and the Caucasus.]

Michael Berman, The Shamanic Themes in Armenian Folktales, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars, 2008

Ian Bremmer and Ray Taras. Nations and Politics in the Soviet Successor States. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Laurence Broers, editor. Accord. The Limits of Leadership: Elites and Societies in the Nagorny Karabakh Peace Process. Conciliation Resources: London 2005.

Oliver Bullough,  Let Our Fame Be Great: Journeys among the defiant people of the Caucasus, London: Allen Lane, 2010

Catford, J.C., “Mountain of Tongues: The Languages of the Caucasus”, in Annual Review of Anthropology, 6, 1977

Jean Chardin, The Travels of Sir John Chardin into Persia and the East Indies, through the Black Sea and the Country of Colchis, London: 1691

Mary Ellen Chatwin, Socio-Cultural Transformation and Foodways in the Republic of Georgia, New York: Nova Science Publishers, 1997

Levon Chorbajian, Patrick Donabedian, and Claude Mutafian. The Caucasian Knot. The History and Geo-politics of Nagorno-Karabakh. London and New Jersey: Zed Press, 1994.

Levon Chorbajian, ed. The Making of Nagorno-Karabakh. From Secession to Republic. New York: Palgrave, 2001.

Frederik Coene, The Caucasus: An Introduction, London: Routledge, 2010

Jonathan Cohen, ed. Accord. A Question of Sovereignty. The Georgia-Abkhazia Peace Process. (Number 7, 1999)

Bruno Coppieters, David Darchiashvili and Natella Akaba, eds. Federal Practice. Exploring Alternatives for Georgia and Abkhazia. Brussels: VUB University Press, 2000.

Bruno Coppieters. Federalism and Conflict in the Caucasus. London: The Royal Institute of International Affairs, 2001.

Svante E. Cornell. Small Nations and Great Powers. A Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict in the Caucasus. Surrey, England: Curzon, 2001.

Robert Curzon, Armenia: A Year at Erzeroom, and on the Frontiers of Russia, Turkey, and Persia, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1854

Michael P. Croissant. The Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict. Causes and Implications. Wesport, Connecticut and London: Praeger 1998.

Michael P. Croissant and Bulent Aras, editors. Oil and Geopolitics of the Caspian Sea Region. Praeger, 1999.

Glenn Curtis, editor. Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Country Studies. Library of Congress, 1995.

Karen Dawisha and Bruce Parrott. Conflict, Cleavage and Change in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

Adid Dawisha and Karen Dawisha, editors. The Making of Foreign Policy in Russia and the New States of Eurasia. M.E. Sharpe, 1995.

Georgi Derluguian, Bourdieu’s Secret Admirer in the Caucasus: A World-System Biography, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005

Thomas de Waal. Black Garden. Armenia and Azerbaijan Through Peace and War. New York and London: New York University Press, 2003.

William Ferry and Roger Kanet, editors. Post-Communist States in the World Community. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997.

Douglas W. Freshfield, The Exploration of the Caucasus, London & New York: Edward Arnold, 1896

Douglas W. Freshfield, Travels in the Central Caucasus and Bashan, including Visits to Ararat and Tabreez and Ascents of Kazbek and Elbruz, London: Longman, 1869

Revaz Gachechiladze. The New Georgia: Space, Society, Politics. Texas A&M University Press, 1995.

Moshe Gammer (ed.), Ethno-Nationalism, Islam and the State in the Caucasus — Post-Soviet Disorder, Abingdon: Routledge, 2008

Paula Garb, Where the Old Are Young: Long Life in the Soviet Caucasus, Ramparts Press / Common Ground Books, 1987

Bruce Grant.  The Captive and the Gift: Cultural Histories of Sovereignty in Russia and the Caucasus.  Cornell University Press, 2009.

Bruce Grant and Lale Yalçin-Heckmann.  Caucasus Paradigms: Anthropologies, Histories and the Making of a World Area. Halle Studies in the Anthropology of Eurasia Vol. 13.  LIT Verlag, 2007.

Edmund Herzig. The New Caucasus. Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. London: Chatham House, 1999. (Reproduced by Huron Valley Publishing, available at Ulrich’s)

Thomas Goltz, Azerbaijan Diary. New York, M. E. Sharpe, 1998.

Vafa Guluzade. Caucasus. Among Enemies and Friends. Baku, 1999.

Shireen Hunter. The Transcaucasus in Transition. Washington: CSIS, 1994.

Stephen F. Jones, “Russian Imperial Administration and Georgian Nobility: The Georgian Conspiracy of 1832”, in Slavonic and East European Review, Vol. 65 No.1, 1987

B. Kaminski, editor. Economic Transition in Russia and the New States of Eurasia. Armonk: NY, 1996.

Robert D. Kaplan, Eastward to Tartary. Travels in the Balkans, The Middle East, and the Caucasus. Random House, 2000.

George Kennan,  Vagabond life: The Caucasus journals of George Kennan — edited, with an introduction and afterword, by Frith Maier; with contributions by Daniel C. Waugh, Seattle and London, University of Washington Press, 2003

Charles King, “The Uses of Deadlock: Intractability in Eurasia,” in Chester Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson, and Pamela Aall, eds., Grasping the Nettle: Analyzing Cases of Intractability (Washington: U.S. Institute of Peace Press, 2004), pp. 269-294.

Charles King, “The Benefits of Ethnic War: Understanding Eurasia’s Unrecognized States,” World Politics, Vol. 53, No. 4 (July 2001): 524-552.

Dov Lynch, ed. The South Caucasus: a Challenge for the EU. Chaillot Papers, No. 65, Institute for Security Studies, European Union, Paris, 2003.

Mark Malkasian. “Gha-ra-bagh!” The Emergence of the National Democratic Movement in Armenia. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1996.

David Marshall Lang. A Modern History of Georgia. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1962.

David Marshall Lang. The Armenians. A People in Exile. London: Unwin, 1988.

Gail W. Lapidus and Renee de Nevers, Nationalism, Ethnic Identity and Conflict Management in Russia Today. SISAC, Stanford, Ca., 1995.

Anatoly Lieven, Chechnya. Tombstone of Russian Power. Yale University Press, 1998.

Gerard J. Libaridian, editor. Armenia at the Crossroads. Democracy and Nationhood in the Post-Soviet Era. Watertown: Blue Crane Books, 1991.

Gerard J. Libaridian. The Challenge of Statehood. Armenian Political Thinking since Independence. Watertown: Blue Crane Books, 1999.

Gerard J. Libaridian, Modern Armenia. People, Nation, State. New Jersey: Transaction Books, 2004.

Otto Luchterhandt. Nagorny Karabakh’s Right to State Independence According to International Law. Boston, 1993.

Michael Mandelbaum, editor. The New Russian Foreign Policy. New York: Council on Foreign Relations, 1998.

Rajan Menon, Yuri E. Fedorov, and Ghia Nodia, editors, Russia, The Caucasus and Central Asia. The 21st Century Security Environment. New York: M. E. Sharpe, 1999.

Vladimir Papava. Necroeconomics. The Political Economy of Post-Communist Capitalism. New York, 2005.

Bruce Parrot, editor. State Building and Military Power in Russia and the New States of Eurasia. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1995.

Roald Z. Sagdeev and Susan Eisenhower, editors, Central Asia. Conflict, Resolution, and Change. CPSS Press, Chevy Chase, Maryland, 1995.

S. Frederick Starr and Svante Cornell, editors. The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline: Oil Window to the West. Washington/Uppsala, 2005.

S. Frederick Starr, editor. The Legacy of History in Russia and the New States of Eurasia. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1994.

Ronald Grigor Suny. Looking Toward Ararat. Armenia in Modern History. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1993.

Ronald Grigor Suny. The Revenge of the Past. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1993.

Ronald. G. Suny. Transcaucasia, Nationalism, and Social Change. University of Michigan Press, revised edition, 1996.

Tadeusz Swietochowski, Russia and Azerbaijan. A Borderland in Transition. Columbia University Press, 1995.

Mehmet Tutuncu, editor. Caucasus: War and Peace. Harlem: SOTA, 1998.

Tony Vaux and Jonathan Goodhand, War and Peace in the Southern Caucasus. A Strategic Conflict Assessment of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict. Humanitarian Initiatives, 2002

Edward W. Walker, Dissolution: Sovereignty and the Breakup of the Soviet Union, Boulder, CO: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003.

Edward W. Walker, “Dagestan and the Stability of Instability in the North Caucasus,” in Victoria E. Bonnell and George W. Breslauer, eds., Russia in the New Century: Stability or Disorder? Westview Press, 2001. A longer version was published under the title, “Russia’s Soft Underbelly: The Stability of Instability in Dagestan,” Working Paper, UC Berkeley Program in Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies, Winter 1999.

Edward W. Walker, “No Peace, No War in the Caucasus: Secessionist Conflicts in Chechnya, Abkhazia and Nagorno-Karabakh,” in Gary Bertsch, Cassady Craft, Scott Jones, and Michael Beck, eds., Crossroads and Conflict: Security and Foreign Policy in the Caucasus and Central Asia, Routledge: 2000. A longer version was published under the same title as an Occasional Paper, Strengthening Democratic Institutions Project, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, February 1998.

Arif. Yunusov, Islam in Azerbaijan. Baku 2004.

Andre Zagorsky, editor. Crisis Management in the CIS: Wither Russia? Baden-Baden: Nomos, 1995.