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ID: 7016642
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Caucasus (general region)  Caucasus (general region)

Note: Area between the Black and Caspian Seas, surrounding the Caucasus mountains, comprising roughly the modern nations of Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, southern parts of Russia, and northeastern Turkey. It takes its name from the Caucasus tribes that settled here; was home to Milesian Greeks, subsequently was invaded numerous times; legendary site of Jason's quest for Golden Fleece; the Caucasus mountains have traditionally been the boundary separating Europe from Asia; however, the area is more subject to Asian influence and so is more often grouped with Asia in modern scholarship.

Names:
Caucasus (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)
Caucasia (C,V,English,U,N)
Kavkaz (C,V,Russian (transliterated)-P,U,N)  ............ Russian name
Caucaso (C,O,Italian-P,U,N)
Le Caucase (C,O,French-P,U,N)
Caucasus region (C,V,display,English,U,N)
Kaukasos (H,V,Ancient Greek (transliterated)-P,U,N)  ............ ancient Greek name
Kaz-kaz (H,V,Hittite,U,N)  ............ Hittite, referring to ancient peole living on the S shore of the Black Sea
Caucasian (C,V,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Caucasus (general region)  ........  Caucasus (general region) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Caucasus (general region)  ........  Caucasus (general region) (P)

Place Types:
general region (preferred, C)

Sources and Contributors:
Caucasia..........  [VP]
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 230
Caucasian..........  [VP]
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)
Caucaso..........  [VP]
.................  Cassell's Italian Dictionary (1983) 94
Caucasus..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Caucasus region..........  [VP]
.............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Kaukasos..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 01/03/2001
Kavkaz..........  [BHA, VP]
.................  Cambridge Encyclopedia (1990)
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 163
.................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 01/03/2001
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Kaz-kaz..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 01/03/2001
Le Caucase..........  [VP]
.......................  Cassell's French Dictionary (1981) 72
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  Cambridge Encyclopedia (1990)
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 163
..................  Cassell's French Dictionary (1981) 72
..................  Cassell's Italian Dictionary (1983) 94
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 01/03/2001
..................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 230
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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