Myths and conflict in the South Caucasus

Volume 1: Instrumentalisation of historical narratives

This publication attempts to shed some light on the ways in which myths and dominant narratives associated with the conflicts in the South Caucasus are constructed and transmitted in the region. A region-wide research project examined three mechanisms through which myths are created and disseminated. A particular focus of interest was how myths associated with the conflicts are subject to domestic political manipulation, how “enemy images” are created, and how these in turn serve to strengthen the resilience of those conflicts to resolution. In this volume, we present a comparative analysis of history textbooks in use across the region from the late Soviet and post-Soviet periods. (Pусский)