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Published: 15 August 2017

354 Pages | 20 illus.

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780190695774

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Familiar Strangers

The Georgian Diaspora and the Evolution of Soviet Empire

Erik R. Scott

  • Argues that the Soviet Union was not a Russian-dominated empire, but was instead an empire of diasporas.
  • Based on research conducted in multiple languages, interviews, and previously untapped archival sources in Russia and Georgia.
  • First study to describe titular nationalities living beyond their respective Soviet republics as internal diasporas.
  • Will publish on the 25th anniversary of the collapse of the USSR and the establishment of an independent Georgia.