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The Bards & Ballads of Dagestan

In times past in Daghestan, bards (only males) would hold contests in eloquence, with the loser reputedly loosing his head, literally. (Colarusso 1997 section 14) The bardic practice in Dagestan is more easily defined as a monophonic tradition since the Republic, … Continue reading

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An Overview of the Caucasus

Little Certainty in the Caucasus The Caucasus, about half the size of my home province of Ontario (Canada), has such a wealth of landscapes and ecosystems (desserts, arid woodlands, lush forests, river rapids, snow bound mountain, tropical seasides, etc.), it … Continue reading

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