What La Generalista has to say:

For some, this book is quite controversial – I actually found it to be refreshingly balanced. Most Western books that cover anything related to Russia tend to lack objectivity, but de Waal manages to recount both past and recent history in an unbiased way – which is exactly why many have likely objected to it. This is not a pretty and romanticized account, but a realistic version of events.

As the title states, this book is but a quick dive into a very complex history – a mere introduction to the Caucasus – de Waal delivers on that promise and offers a very readable and informative quick peek into the region and its history.

There are very few english offerings on the Caucasus, so this is a much needed book. For those who feel that it is not balanced, please do offer your perspective – we need more English content on this part of the world.

The Caucasus: An Introduction is available for purchase at Amazon.

About Author

La Generalista is the online identity of Alicia Wanless – a researcher and practitioner of strategic communications for social change in a Digital Age. Alicia researches how we shape — and are shaped — by a changing information space. With more than a decade of experience in researching and analysing the information environment, focusing on propaganda and information warfare, Alicia conducts content and network analysis, and has developed original models for identifying and analysing digital propaganda campaigns. Alicia is currently a PhD Researcher at King’s College exploring alternative frameworks for understanding the information environment.

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