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23 November 2021

History of the Caucasus: At the Crossroads of Empires – Book Review

Christoph Baumer's latest book from I.B. Tauris publishers sets a new bar for scholarship when it comes to the Caucasus.

History of the Caucasus: At the Crossroads of Empires – Book Review

Christoph Baumer’s History of the Caucasus. The first volume takes the reader from pre-history to the Seljuk conquests of around 1050CE. 

Christoph Baumer certainly doesn’t shy away from tough tasks. As if writing his four-volume history of Central Asia[1] wasn’t monumental enough, the explorer-historian has now published the first of two volumes covering the Caucasus. The Caspian Post couldn’t wait to take a look at Volume 1, subtitled “At the Crossroads of Empires,” and talk to Dr. Baumer about the project.