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SCIENCE: Caucasus Analytical Digest - No. 20: Religion in the South Caucasus (

Author(s): Robia Charles, Harutyun Harutyunyan, Kimitaka Matsuzato, Ruslan Baramidze
Editor(s): Iris Kempe, Matthias Neumann, Robert Orttung, Jeronim Perović, Lili Di Puppo
Publisher(s): Center for Security Studies (CSS), Zurich, Switzerland, Jefferson Institute, Washington, DC, USA, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Tbilisi, Georgia, Forschungsstelle Osteuropa (FSOE), Bremen, Germany

Date of publication: 11 Oct 2010
Issue number: 20
Pages: 18

Description: This issue of the Caucasus Analytical Digest examines the importance of religion in the South Caucasus. First, Robia Charles examines the nature of religiosity in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. Second, Harutyun Harutyunyan analyzes the role of the Armenian church during military conflicts, arguing that the Armenian church legitimized the use of violence, especially during the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict (1988–1994). Third, Kimitaka Matsuzato assesses the strategies for survival of the Orthodox communities in Transnistria, Abkhazia, and South Ossetia. Finally, Ruslan Baramidze examines the differences among Muslim communities in highland and lowland areas of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara.

General note: © 2010 Center for Security Studies (CSS), Heinrich Böll Foundation, Resource Security Institute (RSI), Forschungsstelle Osteuropa (FSOE)

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