The Caucasus as the "East"

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The Caucasus

In the Caucasus, ethnic diversity was the most salient feature of the East. 

"There are few towns in which are seen persons of so many nations, — Russians, English, French, Germans, Persians, Turks, Tatars, Armenians, Koords, Usbeks, and natives of all parts of the Caucasus. In like manner we here find all the various forms of religion, — Christians of the Romish, Greek, Armenian, and Protestant churches, Mohammedans, Jews of various sects, and even heathens." (Franz August Maria von Haxthausen-Abbenburg, Transcaucasia, 1854)

The Caucasus as the "East"