This handbook provides a ready introduction and practical guide to the Abkhazian people and language. It includes chapters written by experts in the field, covering all aspects of the people, including their history, religion, politics, economy, culture, literature and media, plus pictures, chronologies and appendices of up-to-date statistics, maps and bibliographies.
This volume forms part of the Peoples of the Caucasus series which is an indispensable - and accessible - resource to all those with an interest in the Caucasus: journalists, aid workers, regional specialists in government, law, banking, accounting, as well as tourists, business people, students and academics.
'An excellent presentation to an English-speaking public of the way in which Abkhazian scholars view the past and future of their nation, and the leading role of their own nationality in the nation- and state-building policies of Abkhazia.' - Bruno Coppieters, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies