Michael Khodarkovsky, Loyola of Chicago
The North Caucasus During the Russian Conquest, 1600-1850s
July 23, 2008
This paper is an introduction to the history of the North Caucasus between 1600 and the 1850s, a period that encompasses Russia's growing presence and a military conquest and colonization of the region. At the present time, no comprehensive study of the region exists in any of the Western languages. This paper presents a broad historical picture of the North Caucasus and its peoples during the period of the Russian conquest, 1600-1850s.