This book is an exploration of the geography, history, government, economy, people, and culture of the former Soviet republic of Dagestan. All books of the critically-acclaimed Cultures of the World® series ensure an immersive experience by offering vibrant photographs with descriptive nonfiction narratives, and interactive activities such as creating an authentic traditional dish from an easy-to-follow recipe. Copious maps and detailed timelines present the past and present of the country, while exploration of the art and architecture help your readers to understand why diversity is the spice of Life.
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MAP OF DAGESTAN
19th century agriculture alphabet Arabic Avar Azerbaijan Azeri Balkhar became border carpets Caspian Sea Caucasian Caucasus region celebrated Chechen Chechnya clan Constituent subjects cossacks cuisine Dagestani society Dagestani women dance Dargin Derbent dumplings elderly elders ethnic groups fortress friends Georgia godekan guests handicrafts hinkal honor hydroelectric power imam Imam Shamil industry invaded Islamic jewelry khanates Khasavyurt Kizlyar kounak Kubachi Kuma River Kumyks Kurban Bairam Kvanada land language Lezgin living lowlands Makhachkala marriage meat miles Moscow mosques Mountain Jews Murids Muslim Namus Navruz nettle Nogay northern Caucasus onions pagan parents percent Persians political population prayer present-day religions religious Republic of Dagestan republic's residents rituals rural Russian Federation Shamil social southern Soviet period Sufism Sulak River Tabasaran tattooing Terek River terrain territory Theater Today traditional tribes Turkic Ukrainians Untsukul Uraza Bairam urban Watershed Ridge wedding woman young