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By Gary Hamburg, Thomas Sanders, Ernest Tucker

This publication provides impressive texts - The Shining of Swords by means of Al-Qarakhi and a brand new translation for a latest readership of Leo Tolstoy's Hadji Murat - illuminating the mountain battle among the Muslim peoples of the Caucasus and the imperial Russian military from 1830 to 1859. The authors provide an entire observation at the numerous highbrow and spiritual contexts that formed the 2 texts and clarify the historic importance of the Russian-Muslim disagreement. it really is proven that the mountain battle was once a conflict of 2 cultures, non secular outlooks and diverse worlds. The booklet offers a huge heritage for the continued contest among Russia and indigenous humans for keep an eye on of the Caucasus.

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The bulk of their foodstuffs and other property had been taken to Ansal. However, the [Ansal people] expropriated all of this, asserting that, “[the same amount that we] gave as security to Hamza, we have now taken back for ourselves because Shamil has weakened [us]. ” Due to this standoff, the atmosphere in Gimrah became tense. Klugenau, the Russian commander of [Temir-Khan-] Shura [fort], sent them three groups of sixty donkeys carrying flour. ) Russian—Muslim confrontation in the caucasus 24 Then the people of Gimrah, its best and its worst, decided to pay the people of Ansal this fine, in the belief that what had been taken to Ansal was worth more than what was being demanded [as compensation for it].

Then Shamil stayed around Zunuh for about twenty days as he and his comrades starved, yet he got the people there mobilized. Then [Shamil] went back [to Khunzakh], but the Russians had already arrived there with their allies, who numbered not more than a hundred men, among whom were Hajj Tashaw and his Chechen comrades. When Shamil reached the village of Tsikal, the people of the Hid region attacked him there to prevent him from crossing their bridge. He crossed the river at Rihiq. Most of the people [of Rihiq] fought him, but some helped him.

Ghaziaw al-‘Andi came back and reported what Shamil had said. ” Russian units penetrated the outskirts of the village and the situation did not change for some forty nights. God removed the Russians from there through a truce by which Shamil’s nephew, along with the son of Mirdai al-Tiliqi and the son of ‘Abd alRahman al-Qarakhi were sent as hostages to Muhammad Mirza Khan. Shamil met with them [his followers] and ordered them to uphold the sharia in their areas. The truce took effect when the hypocrites and the weak-willed ones believed that none of [Shamil’s] followers who had been in Tiliq would last, due to the infidels’ strength and their large number of allies.

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