Azerbaijan: A Quest for Identity

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Palgrave Macmillan, Jul 21, 2000 - History - 224 pages
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This is the first history in English of Azerbaijan from the first evidence of inhabitation in pre-historic times to the oil-dominated political economy of today. Azerbaijan finds itself increasingly the focus of international attention, with the discovery of the Caspian region as one of the world's centers of production of oil and the increased strategic and cultural significance of the Caucasus in the post-Soviet period. Moreover, it is the only Shi'ite-dominated country in the world apart from Iran--and in contrast to its southern neighbor, an example of religious and social tolerance where the clergy have no place in politics. Drawing on a wide range of authorities, Charles van der Leeuw defines the concept of Azerbaijan national identity through the process of history, building up a clear picture of the modern nation, its people, and their aspirations.

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JSTOR: Azerbaijan: A Quest for Identity-A Short History
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Observations from Azerbaijan
See Charles van der Leeuw, Azerbaijan: A Quest for Identity, pp. 154-5; and William Sanford, "Central Asia and the Caucasus: Historical Legacies and Future ... journal/ 2002/ issue4/ jv6n4a7.html

Azerbaijan: Turning Over a New Leaf?
C. Van der Leeuw, Azerbaijan, a quest for identity (New. York, 2000), pp.132-133 and "According to E. Akhundova,. Delo Presidenta", Izvestia, 18 September ... intradoc/ groups/ public/ documents/ UNTC/ UNPAN016499.pdf

Journal of Third World Studies: GENDER AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP ...
1-14; Charles van der Leeuw, Azerbaijan: A Quest for Identity (New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 2000), pp. 25-97. 3. In our analysis, we expand our ... p/ articles/ mi_qa3821/ is_200310/ ai_n9337811/ print

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Algemeen ambtsbericht Azerbaijan
Zie Charles van der Leeuw, “Azerbaijan: A Quest for Identity” (2000); World Yearbook. 2002, “Azerbaijan”. Page 11. Algemeen ambtsbericht Azerbaijan | ... binaries/ minbuza_doc/ pdf/ a/ azerbaijan_aab_2003.pdf

About the author (2000)

Charles van der Leeuw is a journalist and author of Storm Over the Caucasus. He has spent many years in Azerbaijan.

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