RUSSIA AND AZERBAIJIAN: A Borderland In Transition
by Tadeusz Swietochowski
A cultural history of a people torn apart by the forces of imperialism, this book looks at the long-standing Russian-Iranian division of the land west of the Caspian Sea, a volatile region that erupted into civil war following the breakdown of the communist order in Eastern Europe. Split between often conflicting forces -- Europe and Asia, Islam and Christianity, Russia and the Middle East, Turks and Iranians, Azerbaijan has been torn in two since Russia seized a portion in the early nineteenth century.
Columbia University Press (1995)