Reprint of Baddeley's classic and rare account of the resistance of the North Caucasians under Shamil against the expansion of Tsarist Russia, with a new introduction by Moshe Gammer. Highly relevant to recent developments in the region.
'A majestic book, deploying great political and anthropological expertise, powered by a prose romantically vivid and forensically precise.' - FT Magazine
'[It] reflects a remarkable congruance with political and millitary events of the past few years.' - FT Magazine