Act of Kabarda 1805: the New Document About Zhankhot Kushiku, The Last Grand Prince of Kabardia, by Albek and Astemir Abazov

An Illustrated Description of the Russian EmpireAuthors: Albek Abazov, Astemir Abazov

Erciyes University (Kayseri, Turkey), Department of Circassian Language and Literature (2014)

Language: Türçe (Turkish), Русский (Russian) and English

Key words: Kabarda, duke, wali, 1805, land, piece of ground, guardian, Act, border, Shkeshkh, Baksan, Cherek.

The Circassian history reveals that Zhankhot Kushiku (1758 – 1830) was the last Grand Prince in Kabardian country. However, till now there is not a clear vision about the time when Zhankhot Kushiku was born, and about the year he was elected the Grand Prince of Kabardia.

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An Illustrated Description of the Russian Empire by Robert Sears

An Illustrated Description of the Russian EmpireSears, Robert
An Illustrated Description of the Russian Empire

Embracing its Geographical Features, Political Divisions, Principal Cities and Towns, Population, Classes, Government, Resources, Commerce, Antiquities, Religion, Progress in Education, Literature, Art and Science, Manners and Customes, Historic Summary, etc., from the latest and the most authentic sources.

New York, 1855

The book includes 26 detailed chapters with descriptions ranging from the Baltic Provinces to Russian Poland to Siberia to the Caucasian Provinces with scores of information on such topics as the wild animals of Livonia, the habits of the Russian nobility, the history of the Greek Church, the sources of the Volga River, Jews in the Baltic provinces, the suburbs of Warsaw, the mausoleum of the Khans, the Russian stove and double windows, ship building in St. Petersburg, Siberia as a penal colony and the imperial judicial system.

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Dictionnaire de la Langue Oubykh by Hans Vogt (1963)

Dictionnaire de la Langue Oubykh by Hans VogtTitle: Dictionnaire de la langue oubykh
Publication Type: Book
Year of Publication: 1963
Author: Vogt, Hans
Number of Pages: 264
Publisher: Universitetsforlaget
Place: Published Oslo
Publication Language: Fra

Hans Kamstrup Vogt (1 June 1903 – 25 September 1986) was a Norwegian linguist who specialized in the Caucasian languages, especially Georgian. He also did significant early work on the Kalispel language.

He was a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters since 1937, the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters from 1957 and of the Norwegian Academy for Language and Literature from 1971.

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Records collected by the Caucasian Archaeological Commission

Records collected by the Caucasian Archaeological CommissionEdited by: A.P. Berzhe
Publisher: Printing Press of the Chief Administration of the Viceroy of the Caucasus
Place of Publication: Tiflis
Year: 1866-1904

Акты, собранные Кавказской археографической комиссией
Под редакцией: А.П. Берже
Издательство: Тип. Главного Управления Наместника Кавказского
Место издания: Тифлис
Год издания: 1866-1904

Documents on the history of the Caucasus from the Xth century to 1862 were published on the initiative of the Russian authorities under the editorship of the chairman of the Caucasian Archaeological Commission, Adolf Petrovich Berzhe (1828 - 1886). The 12 volumes contain a variety of information on the history of the peoples of the Caucasus: an Arab chronicle, firmans, gudzhars (charters) and other official records, mostly dating from the XIVth - the first half of the XIX century in the Georgian, Armenian, Russian, Arabic, Persian, Tatar and Turkish languages with translations into Russian, together with genealogies of local khans and sultans. Each volume also includes documents from the administration of successive viceroys of the Caucasus.

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Journal of a residence in Circassia during the years 1837, 1838, and 1839 by James Stanislaus Bell (Vol. I & II)

Journal of a residence in Circassia during the years 1837, 1838, and 1839 by James Stanislaus Bell (Vol. I & II)Publication date: 1840
Publisher London : Edward Moxon
Language: English
2 Volumes
London, 1840. This book contains color illustrations.

"Those of my readers who happen to have heard of the "Affair of the Vixen," will be already aware that my first visit to Circassia was induced by mercantile objects-the establishment of trade with the natives. On my second visit to that country I had the same objects in view, in consequence of the expectation then generally prevalent, that our Government would have enforced reparation for the seizure of the Vixen, thereby affording an opening for trade  but the expedition was undertaken at the desire (as I was led to suppose) of Her Majesty’s Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, intimated by the Under- secretary, Mr. Strangways, to Mr. Urquhart, then Secretary of Legation at Constantinople, who communicated it to and made arrangements with me."

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