Russia's Orient Imperial Borderlands and Peoples, 1700-1917

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List price: $28.00
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 6/22/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

"... the first study of the Russian Empire in English which attempts in a sophisticated way, using the latest developments in colonial studies, to deal not only with imperial rule but with the mutual encounter with the non-Russian peoples.... a new paradigm for looking at the imperial history of tsarist Russia." -- Ronald Grigor Suny"... ambitious, wide-ranging, and ultimately provocative... " -- Slavic Review"This excellent volume draws on the expertise of both young and established specialists... the volume is a pleasure to read." -- American Historical Review"... a major step toward 'discovering Russian Asia'... a job well done." -- The Russian ReviewRussia's Orient investigates the relationship between the Russian Empire and the non-Russian peoples of its southern and eastern borderlands from the 18th to the early 20th centuries.

Preface
Introduction
Note on Transliteration and Terminology
Empire and Orient
"Ignoble Savages and Unfaithful Subjects": Constructing Non-Christian Identities in Early Modern Russia
Naturalists versus Nations: Eighteenth-Century Russian Scholars Confront Ethnic Diversity
Empire and Citizenship
Nineteenth-Century Russian Mythologies of Caucasian Savagery
From Savagery to Citizenship: Caucasian Mountaineers and Muslims in the Russian Empire
Islam and Ethnicity: Russian Colonial Policy in Turkestan
Russian Orientalism at an Impasse: Tsarist Education Policy and the 1910 Conference on Islam
Frontier Encounters
Local Accommodation and Resistance to Colonialism in Nineteenth-Century Crimea
Representations of Russia in Central Asian Jadid Discourse
Historical Memory, Cultural Identity, and Change: Mirza 'Abd al-'Aziz Sami's Representation of the Russian Conquest of Bukhara
Crossing Boundaries: The Trading Frontiers of the Terek Cossacks
Barimta: Nomadic Custom, Imperial Crime
Constructing an Islamic Identity: The Case of Elyshevo Village in the Nineteenth Century
Empire and Savagery: The Politics of Primitivism in Late Imperial Russia
Conclusion
Bibliography
Contributors
Index

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