The Chechens (Hardcover)

By Amjad Jaimoukha

Taylor & Francis Ltd, 9780415323284, 336pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2005

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This book provides a ready introduction and practical guide to the Chechen people and some little-known and rarely-considered aspects of Chechen culture, including customs and traditions, folklore, arts and architecture, music, and literature. It also narrates Chechen history from ancient times and provides sketches of archaic religions and civilizations. Jaimoukha reveals the esoteric social structure and the peculiar brand of Chechen Sufism, as well as the present political situation in Chechnya.
As the only comprehensive guide available in English, this book is an indispensable and accessible resource for all those with an interest in Chechnya.