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Russiaas Orient : Imperial Borderlands and Peoples, 1700a 1917 - Daniel R. Brower

Russiaas Orient

Imperial Borderlands and Peoples, 1700a 1917

By: Daniel R. Brower (Editor), Edward J. Lazzerini (Editor)

Paperback Published: 22nd June 1997
ISBN: 9780253211132
Number Of Pages: 368

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..". 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 Review

Russia'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 Orientp. 1
"Ignoble Savages and Unfaithful Subjects": Constructing Non-Christian Identities in Early Modern Russiap. 9
Naturalists versus Nations: Eighteenth-Century Russian Scholars Confront Ethnic Diversityp. 27
Empire and Citizenshipp. 58
Nineteenth-Century Russian Mythologies of Caucasian Savageryp. 80
From Savagery to Citizenship: Caucasian Mountaineers and Muslims in the Russian Empirep. 101
Islam and Ethnicity: Russian Colonial Policy in Turkestanp. 115
Russian Orientalism at an Impasse: Tsarist Education Policy and the 1910 Conference on Islamp. 138
Frontier Encountersp. 163
Local Accommodation and Resistance to Colonialism in Nineteenth-Century Crimeap. 169
Representations of Russia in Central Asian Jadid Discoursep. 188
Historical Memory, Cultural Identity, and Change: Mirza 'Abd al-'Aziz Sami's Representation of the Russian Conquest of Bukharap. 203
Crossing Boundaries: The Trading Frontiers of the Terek Cossacksp. 227
Barimta: Nomadic Custom, Imperial Crimep. 249
Constructing an Islamic Identity: The Case of Elyshevo Village in the Nineteenth Centuryp. 271
Empire and Savagery: The Politics of Primitivism in Late Imperial Russiap. 292
Conclusionp. 311
Bibliographyp. 317
Contributorsp. 333
Indexp. 335
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ISBN: 9780253211132
ISBN-10: 0253211131
Series: Indiana-Michigan Series in Russian & East European Studies (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 22nd June 1997
Publisher: INDIANA UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.49  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.5