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The Writing of Caucasian Albania: Facts and Falsifications

Murtazali S. Gadjiev

in Selective Remembrances

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print February 2008 | ISBN: 9780226450582
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226450643 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226450643.003.0004
The Writing of Caucasian Albania: Facts and Falsifications

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This chapter focuses on Georgian scholar Z. Alexidze's discovery that the Caucasian Albanian language is directly ancestral to Udin, a northeast Caucasian language. It analyzes the Albanian Book as a cautious tale of the manipulation of archaeological and historical data and shows the inconsistencies in the language and content. This chapter explains that this so-called Albanian Book is an eighth-century manuscript that recorded the long-obscured early history of a patchwork of ethnic groups in the Caucasian mountains.

Keywords: Caucasian Albanian language; Z. Alexidze; Udin; Albanian Book; ethnic groups; Caucasian mountains

Chapter.  10486 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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