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Caucasus, migration 19th century to present

Migration A–Z

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  1. Aleksandr V. Gevorkyan

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm106

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

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Gevorkyan, A. V. 2013. Caucasus, migration 19th century to present. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

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  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

Spread from the southern boundaries of Russia's plains all the way to the southern Armenian highlands enclosed between the Black and Caspian seas, the Caucasus is one of the world's most ancient and diverse regions. Because of that, migration in the Caucasus is a necessarily more complex issue than just an economic or political problem. A site of some of the earliest settlements in human history, despite its near-impassable mountains, the region served as a center for the population exchanges that occurred en masse from the days of the earliest civilizations and that continue unabated now.

Keywords:

  • empire;
  • demography and population studies;
  • war;
  • diaspora