Caucasus signal post Caucasian Fine antique print 1890.
Title: A Circassian Outpost – Signal of The Approach of The Enemy.
The Caucasus antique print.
The Circassians are the oldest indigenous people of the North Caucasus. Their language belongs to the North-West of the Caucasian family of languages.
It's unusual phonological system-an overabundance of consonants and scarcity of vowels has stimulated much interest among linguists . In the 6th century, under Georgian and Byzantine influence many were Christianized, but under the growing influence of the Ottomans, Islam replaced Christianity.
Attempts at reducing the language to writing in the 19th and early 20th century had also failed. Circassian become a literary language only after the Russian revolution. The Circassians are Sunni of the Hanafi school who tend to be non-fanatical and among whom the Adat or custom low - The Adyge-Habze - has reminded extremely strong. It is the language and the custom law that have formed the chief component parts in Circassian tribal groups speaking numerous, bu t mutually intelligible dialects, were the main ethnic element in NW Caucasus . This changed drastically when under the pressure of the Russian conquest, especially after the defeat of the Great Revolt (1825-1864) a Circassian mass exodus.
One of the gre atest mass movements of population in modern history (Henze , 1986) - took place to Turkey and other areas of the Ottoman Empire, including the Middle East. One and a half million Circassians abandoned their ancient homeland, leaving behind scattered remnant communities. The Russian census of 1897 recorded only 150,000 Circassians, less the one tenth of the original population.
Fine original antique uncolored print. Print is Guaranteed authentic.
Passé partout app.: 29 x 24 cm. 11.25 x 9.5 inches. Image app.: 16.5 x 10.5 cm. 6.5 x 4.25 inches. Condition: Fine uncolored engraving in excellent condition.