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Life of Schamyl

And Narrative of the Circassian War of Independence Against Russia

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Published: 1856
Language: English
Wordcount: 53,373 / 159 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 50.4
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 479
Added to site: 2007.09.09
mnybks.net#: 18154
Genres: Biography, War, History
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orth-western part of Daghestan, a territory lying on the Caspian. It is situated on the river, called lower down where it approaches the sea, the Sulak, but here the Koissu; and at a point just above where the main stream throws off that one of its four branches which is termed the Andian Koissu.

All these waters flow down, on the south, from the main Caucasian range; on the west, from the Andian offshoot; and on the east, from that of the Kaitach; which two latter running, the one north-easterly and the other north-westerly until they meet, form the two sides of a triangle of mountains having for its base the high Caucasus. The apex is just below Himri, and consists of the escaped cliffs of two summits called the Touss-Tau and the Sala-Tau; while through a gorge between them is precipitated the whole volume of the united branches of the Koissu. Himri, accordingly, together with the neighboring fortified aoul of Akhulgo, is one of the keys of this triangular region of well-watered highlands, which is i

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