From Conflict to Autonomy: The Making of the South Ossetian Autonomous Region 1918–1922

@article{Saparov2010FromCT,
  title={From Conflict to Autonomy: The Making of the South Ossetian Autonomous Region 1918–1922},
  author={Ars{\`e}ne Saparov},
  journal={Europe-Asia Studies},
  year={2010},
  volume={62},
  pages={123 - 99}
}
  • A. Saparov
  • Published 1 January 2010
  • History
  • Europe-Asia Studies
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