Brilliant.Time Admirable, rigorous De Waal is a wise and patient reporter.The New York Review of Books Never have all the twists and turns, sad carnage, and bullheadedness on all side been better describedor indeed, better explainedOffers a deeper and compelling account of the conflict than anyone before.Foreign Affairs Since its publication in 2003, the first edition of Black Garden has become the definitive study of how Armenia and Azerbaijan, two southern Soviet republics, were pulled into a conflict that helped bring them to independence, spell the end the Soviet Union, and plunge a region of great strategic importance into a decade of turmoil This important volume is both a careful reconstruction of the history of the Nagorny Karabakh conflict since 1988 and on the spot reporting of the convoluted aftermath Part contemporary history, part travel book, part political analysis, the book is based on six months traveling through the south Caucasus, than 120 original interviews in the region, Moscow, and Washington, and unique historical primary sources, such as Politburo archives The historical chapters trace how the conflict lay unresolved in the Soviet era how Armenian and Azerbaijani societies unfroze it how the Politiburo failed to cope with the crisis how the war was fought and ended how the international community failed to sort out the conflict What emerges is a complex and subtle portrait of a beautiful and fascinating region, blighted by historical prejudice and conflict The revisedand updated 10th year anniversary edition includes a new forward, a new chapter covering developments up to 2011, such as the election of new presidents in both countries, Azerbaijans oil boom and the new arms race in the region, and a new conclusion, analysing the reasons for the intractability of the conflict and whether there are any prospects for its resolution Telling the story of the first conflict to shake Mikhail Gorbachev s Soviet Union, Black Garden remains a central account of the reality of the post Soviet world....
|Title||:||Black Garden: Armenia and Azerbaijan Through Peace and War, 10th Year Anniversary Edition, Revised and Updated|
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Black Garden: Armenia and Azerbaijan Through Peace and War, 10th Year Anniversary Edition, Revised and Updated Reviews
still reading, seems ok, needed it for school
Thomas de Waal has given us a fascinating introduction and detailed coverage of one most intimate nation-state wars in modern history, where two belligerent actors shared a culture, languages and an economy under the former Soviet Union. The updated release is very much appreciated.
A thorough treatment of the origins and persisting issues surrounding the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh. de Waal is a first-rate scholar and an engaging writer.
This is a great book, totally unbiased and loaded with detailed information on the topic. I'm not aware of any other book that would describe the conflict as perfectly as this one.
A well researched, and objective account of the ongoing Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict.
De Waal shows his true insight into the complexity of southern Caucasus and he event which lead to the Karabackh war 1998 to 1994. While at the same time remaining loyal to the individual countries, regions and ethnic group who have a great deal of their identities invested in the conflict. A must read for anyone who is interested in the Caucasus and Russia as reborn a geopolitical power.
The book represents the most thorough, thoughtful, and balanced account and analysis of the events and issues surrounding Nagorny Karabakh. The author’s knowledge of the subject, history of the region, and passion for its people is amazing. The long suffering people of Armenia and Azerbaijan are lucky that in Mr. De Waal they have such a keen and involved observer. Besides, the book is very engaging, and reads as a thriller.
I am from Artsakh the “Black Garden”. I hate that name- “Black Garden”. No one in their right mind would call their home a black anything. We call our homeland Artsakh. It is the traditional, ancient name of that province of Armenia. We never named our homeland “Black Garden” We never wanted to be a part of Azerbaijan, muslim dominated corrupt country. But we ( Artsakh people) were renamed, then later on given to Azerbaijan by Stalin. Did we consent to that? No, of coarse not. But no one asked our opinion; it was a done deal. How can that kind of deal last?