Journal Cover Iran and the Caucasus
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   ISSN (Print) 1609-8498 - ISSN (Online) 1573-384X
   Published by Brill Academic Publishers Homepage  [227 journals]
  • Preliminary Material
    • Authors: Editors Iran; the Caucasus
      Abstract: Source: Volume 21, Issue 4, pp a - b
      PubDate: 2017-12-23T00:00:00Z
  • Two New Rock-cut Tombs in the Bārāndūz Valley, Iran
    • Authors: Roberto Dan; Behrouz Khan Mohammadi Keomars Haji Mohammadi
      First page: 345
      Abstract: Source: Volume 21, Issue 4, pp 345 - 361The article presents a newly discovered site with a fortress and a rock-cut complex in the Lake Urmiya basin. The site is located approximately 1 kilometre north-west of the village of Sydk/Sīdak in the Bārāndūz River valley, about 30 km south-west of the city of Urmiya.
      PubDate: 2017-12-23T00:00:00Z
  • A Typology of Ethnic Minorities in Armenia
    • Authors: Ilona Schulze
      First page: 362
      Abstract: Source: Volume 21, Issue 4, pp 362 - 375The term “minority” mainly refers to ethnicity and group size without taking into account that the groups referred to as minoritarian may show structural similarities and differences that allow their grouping along specific parameters. In this paper I will show that historical and present political and socio-cultural influences have an impact on the shape of the minorities of Armenia. The relevant parameters identified in this paper allow both to group minorities along similarities and, at the same time, account for their special structure and their future prospects.
      PubDate: 2017-12-23T00:00:00Z
  • Yezdistan Kurdistan: Another Legend on the Origin of the Yezidis
    • Authors: Victoria Arakelova
      First page: 376
      Abstract: Source: Volume 21, Issue 4, pp 376 - 380The paper focuses on the analysis of the term Yezdistan (Ēzdīstān) attested in a Yezidi legend, having obvious parallels with the Shahnameh’s “Tale of Zahhak”. It is particularly interesting that this plot does not occur in any of the Kurmanji versions of the Shahnameh ever recorded in Armenia and represents, in fact, a separate legend out of the epic context.
      PubDate: 2017-12-23T00:00:00Z
  • On the Third Dagestani Campaign of Nadir Shah Afshar (1741): The Letters
           of Ibrahim of Urada
    • Authors: Timirlan Aytberov
      First page: 381
      Abstract: Source: Volume 21, Issue 4, pp 381 - 388The article presents the English translation with commentaries of three messages in Arabic by Ibrahim of Urada addressed to the people of Avaristan during the campaign of Nadir Shah to Dagestan. They provide important data elucidating the details of this poorly studied historical event that took place in the fall of 1741.
      PubDate: 2017-12-23T00:00:00Z
  • SWIran. *- “fortress, walled residence” in Iranian Toponymy
    • Authors: Garnik Asatrian
      First page: 389
      Abstract: Source: Volume 21, Issue 4, pp 389 - 396The paper deals with the identification of the Iranian place-names produced with the lexical elements derived from South West Iranian *didā-/*daidā- “fortress, a fortified walled residence” (vs. North West Iranian *dizā-/*daizā- ‘id.’), hitherto assumed to be absent from the geographic nomenclature of Iran and the adjoining areas.
      PubDate: 2017-12-23T00:00:00Z
  • Bezeichnungen von Wurfwaffen und Belagerungsgeschützen im Iranischen
           I: Iranica mutuata II
    • Authors: David B. Buyaner
      First page: 397
      Abstract: Source: Volume 21, Issue 4, pp 397 - 414The paper focuses on two words of obscure etymology occurring in the Pahlavi text of presumably Parthian origin Draxt ī asūrīg, namely
      PubDate: 2017-12-23T00:00:00Z
  • The Uyghur Terrorism: Phenomenon and Genesis
    • Authors: Maria A. Soloshcheva
      First page: 415
      Abstract: Source: Volume 21, Issue 4, pp 415 - 430The aim of this paper is 1) to analyse the historical and political roots of the current situation in Xinjiang; 2) to identify the boundaries that separate the legal opposition from what is usually called non-system opposition; and 3) to study a set of preconditions that have affected the emergence of the phenomenon of the Uyghur terrorism. In a broader sense, the engagement of the Uyghur population in separatist activities under the slogan of the most radical Islamic religious-political movements (Jabhat an-Nusra (alias Jabhat Fateh al-Sham), ISIL, Al Qaeda, the Taliban, etc.) is addressed. Generally, the author tries to answer the following questions: What are the motives and methods of Uyghur terrorists' What dynamics of their violent acts may we consider in the People’s Republic of China and abroad' What legal and terrorist organisations have Chinese Uyghurs as members' And what distinguishes legal and the so called non-system Uyghur opposition'
      PubDate: 2017-12-23T00:00:00Z
  • The Chechen Conflict
    • Authors: Caspar ten Dam
      First page: 431
      Abstract: Source: Volume 21, Issue 4, pp 431 - 440The review article analyses several key publications on the Chechen conflict in the light of the portraits of Maskhadov and other prominent figures of the post-1991 Chechen insurgencies, with a view on the inner controversies between secularist and jihadist wings of this anti-Russian separatist movement.
      PubDate: 2017-12-23T00:00:00Z
  • Robert D. Crews, , Cambridge, London: “The Belknap Press of Harvard
           University Press”, 2015.—381 pp.
    • Authors: Mikhail Pelevin
      First page: 441
      Abstract: Source: Volume 21, Issue 4, pp 441 - 444
      PubDate: 2017-12-23T00:00:00Z
  • Ercan Çağlayan, , İstanbul: “İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi
           Yayınları”, 2016.—248 pp. + 28 illustrations.
    • Authors: Annika Törne
      First page: 445
      Abstract: Source: Volume 21, Issue 4, pp 445 - 447
      PubDate: 2017-12-23T00:00:00Z
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