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Georgia in the Mountains of Poetry

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Length: 352 pages7 hours

Summary

Travelling extensively across Georgia for twenty years, Peter Nasmyth is exceptionally qualified to provide a first-hand guide to Europe's most diverse landscape.

Georgia - no larger than Switzerland - ranks in the world's top twelve countries for geographical diversity. It contains the heart of the Caucasus mountains - larger and more dramatic than the Alps - subtropical wetlands, a Black Sea coast, semi-desert, with stone towers attesting to its ancient recorded history that goes back 3,000 years. But this paradise remains virtually undiscovered despite a rich cultural history that has witnessed the 1,000 year reign of the Bagratuni monarchy, the rise and fall of Soviet occupation, a bitter civil war, and the celebration of Georgian independence in 1991.

Georgia in the Mountains of Poetry is essential reading for anyone interested in this fascinating region as well as for students and researchers who want an insight into life after the collapse of the old Soviet order in the richest and most dramatic of the former republics.

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