Robert Denis

The Taghiyev-Behbudov Affair: Conflict Among Caucasian...

On May 16, 1911, at about 3:15 in the afternoon, Lutfali bey Behbudov stepped out of a phaeton in the...

21 March, 2020 / Robert Denis

Book Review: The Patriarch of...

In the summer of 1887, Ahmet Ağaoğlu was in the mountains of Karabakh with his mother’s relatives, nomadic herdspeople of...

1 August, 2019 / Robert Denis

Much Ado About Nothing

Over a year ago, it was first reported that a new reform of the rules of Azeri orthography was being...

28 April, 2019 / Robert Denis

A Response to Elmir Mirzoev's...

In his recent article “Argumentum ad ignorantiam”, Elmir Mirzoev describes what he sees as the ongoing influence of the Cyrillic...

8 November, 2018 / Robert Denis

The Pre-Soviet Language Reform Movement...

In 1857, Mirza Fatali Akhundzadeh first proposed linguistic reforms in Azerbaijan, kicking off a century of intense efforts to transform...

1 May, 2018 / Robert Denis