"Elm ve Tehsil" publishing house has published a textbook for high schools by Department Chair of History of the Caucasian People of Baku State University, professor, doctor of historical sciences IradaHuseynova.
Titled "The history of Caucasian Nations" (from ancient times to the present day), the extensive work by İradaHuseynova can be characterized - the history of the Caucasian peoples is the history of a unique civilization.
It is no coincidence that this book, covering all periods of the history of peoples' development in an important region for the geopolitics of the whole world, which includes the ethnic diversity of numerous nations, peoples and groups, is published in Azerbaijan.
According to the balance of power, the Republic of Azerbaijan occupies one of the important positions in the Caucasus.
Founded by national leader Heydar Aliyev, the independent Azerbaijani government is not only a regional leader, but also an absolute leader in the world, and is developing dynamically under the leadership of President IlhamAliyev, a worthy successor of the great leader's policy.
Today, almost all world community admits that Azerbaijan plays a leading role in political, economic, as well as cultural and educational spheres, which are of no less importance.
Azerbaijan which has been distinguished by its rich cultural palette since the ancient times, is a whole world of diverse ethnicities and confessions who enjoy common traditions and live in a peaceful neighborhood that yields good results.
From the ancient times, multiculturalism was characterized not only as tolerance here, but also as an absolute friendship of peoples.
The 1248-page extensive textbook will help readers and anyone who is interested in the history and cultural heritage of the Caucasian peoples, and who wants to clarify the place and role of these peoples in the development of the world in a series of substitute generations.
The history of the Caucasus is the history of peoples who have for centuries preserved the right to independent life and culture.
The author emphasizes that the achievements of the Caucasian peoples who have made a significant contribution to world's culture, science and education treasury, are first of all, the result of their efforts.
IradaHuseynova, who has stage-by-stage analyzed historical development since ancient times, notes that despite the diverse living conditions, speed of development and distances that separate peoples from one another, the Caucasian peoples' unity is bound by numerous ties.
"Some of them have passed similar milestones in the development of farming, culture and state building rapidly, while others were late, they adapted to each other's inventions and labor habits, have shaped their traditions and outlook."
The textbook offered to readers will help to understand who we are, where our historical roots are originating, and the place of the Caucasian peoples in the history of Europe and Asia.
What did the Caucasus give to the world and acquired from it?
The Caucasian peoples, who made a worthy contribution to world culture and civilization, deserve the objective and real presentation of their history of formation and development.
In the book IradaHuseynova underlines that the mankind tries to learn history not only as a sign of respect for the ancient period that only proves the distant past of the peoples. "It seems, the purpose is much deeper: to revive the true and comprehensive picture of the peoples' development based on consistent facts."
The events and facts that took place in the Caucasus region were systematized and objectively explained in a complex and justified way.
The work written in an acadermic style does not include unnecessary ideology, dogmatism and imitation.
In this regard, the fundamental work by Professor IradaHuseynova clearly and purposefully stimulates the need to re-understand, study and present the centuries-old history of the Caucasian peoples through the prism of national views on facts and events, original culture, spirituality, tradition and moral values that have been formed over millennia.
A separate, well-organized section of the book features geopolitical information on the events taking place in the independent states of the Caucasus in modern times.
"The history of Caucasian nations" is a complex systematized publication, which is the result of the author's long-term research and pedagogical activity.
The textbook was prepared on an innovative basis, taking into account substantially changed geopolitical conditions.
The book that aims to prevent social orders for ethnicity of some peoples, objectively reflects the idea of the "Caucasian House", a peacekeeping center, put forward by national leader Heydar Aliyev, who said: "We are in favor of peace. The establishment of peace in Azerbaijan, in the entire Caucasus region and in the world is our utmost desire."
Press and Information Department, February 19, 2018