In the XIX century, Europeans knew and compared Adyghe (Circassians) with David, who came to grips with Goliath. At the end of this last week, scientist Batray Edidzhi (a native of Turkey, immigrant from Germany) said at presentation of his book "The Circassians – The Adyghes".
"During the XVIII-XIX centuries Circassians were very well known in the world - he told Radio Adygeya. - And above all, their struggle for independence. The Europeans compared Circassians with the young David, victor in an unequal battle with Goliath. The difference is that the Circassians were unable to overcome the enemy because of its multiplicity.
According to him, in the book he submitted at the presentation there is includes of about 130 illustrations, including maps of the European sources of that time. These case histories he then - in the days of proclamation of the Republic of Adygea - handed them as a gift to the National Museum and this collection enshrined his name.
The scientist also noted that this publication – is the first alike experience in Adygea. In this regard, he expressed the hope that it will "Open the ways" for other scientists - notably Circassians from Arab countries, which also saved a lot of information about the Circassian past.