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Zichia

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Subject Religion » Christianity

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631232032.2001.x


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Regions in the northern Caucasus, roughly corresponding to Circassia and Adyge, evangelized from Byzantium from the tenth century. The church of Zichia was also linked to the Orthodox churches of georgia and alania . Zichia came under Islamic influence during the period of Tatar domination. The Abazas initially vacillated between Christianity and Islam; the Janey group embraced Islam in the 1560s, other tribes reverting to animism. After the sixteenth century the Circassians were almost entirely Muslim. ( 1998 ), Russia Confronts Chechnya . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . ( 1997 ), Daghestan . Richmond , Surrey : Curzon Press . ( 1997 ), Chechnya . London : Pan . ( 1992 ), The North Caucasus Barrier . London : Hurst . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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