The North Caucasus During the Russian Conquest, 1600-1850s Print

Michael Khodarkovsky, Loyola of Chicago

The North Caucasus During the Russian Conquest, 1600-1850s

July 23, 2008

Abstract

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.