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A History of the Peoples of Siberia : Russia's North Asian Colony 1581-1990 - James Forsyth

A History of the Peoples of Siberia

Russia's North Asian Colony 1581-1990

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Published: 7th November 1994
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This is the first ethnohistory of Siberia to appear in English, and presents to an anglophone audience a vast corpus of previously inaccessible ethnographic and linguistic material. It covers from the early history of Siberia after the Russian conquest to collectivization and conscription during World War II and to the 1980s movement ror native rights. In this, the first substantive "post-Glasnost" account to appear, James Forsyth compares the Siberian experience with that of Indians and Eskimos in North America.

'James Forsyth's work ... is very timely. Just when the world is becoming aware of Siberia's peoples, we are presented with a compendium of information relating to them. The scope is vast.' The Historical Association Journal '... (an) extremely useful, introduction to a subject that, as Russia's centre of gravity shifts east, will become very important.' Norman Stone, Aberdeen University Review 'Forsyth's book is imperative for anyone interested in Russian or world history, and would appeal to specialists and non-specialists alike.' Canadian-American Slavic Studies 'In this ambitious synthetic effort Forsyth has drawn together an impressive array of material hitherto unavailable in English ... While Forsyth's narrative and interpretation are unparalleled in English, the illustrations, detailed table of contents, and comprehensive index and bibliography alone make the work an essential reference for Siberian history.' Nationalities Papers '... this book is a considerable achievement and is essential reading for everyone interested in Siberia.' Scottish Slavonic Review '... this is a highly commendable work.' Slavonic Review

List of illustrations
List of maps
Preface
Acknowledgements
Note on spellings and terms
Siberia 'discovered'
Siberia invaded: the seventeenth century
Central and north-east Siberia in the seventeenth century
The Mongolian and Chinese frontier in the seventeenth century
Russia's north Asian colony
The eighteenth century
Expansion in the north Pacific
Siberia in the Russian empire: the nineteenth century
Colonial settlers in Siberia: the nineteenth century
The Far East in the nineteenth century
The Russian Revolution and civil war in Siberia
The native peoples, 1917 1929
Soviet Siberia in the 1930s
Soviet Russia's Far East in the 1930s
Soviet Siberia after 1941
The native peoples of Siberia after 1945
Siberia in the 1980s
Bibliography
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521477710
ISBN-10: 0521477719
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 476
Published: 7th November 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.68