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

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Indiana University Press, 1997 - Social Science - 339 pages

"... 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.

 

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Contents

Constructing Non
9
Empire and Citizenship Dov Yaroshevski
58
Turkestan Daniel Brmver
115
Tsarist Education Policy and
138
Local Accommodation and Resistance to Colonialism in Nineteenth
169
Representations of Russia in Central Asian Jadid
188
The Trading Frontiers of the Terek
227
The Politics of Primitivism in Late
292
Bibliography 337
317
Index
335
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About the author (1997)

Daniel Brower is Professor of History at the University of California–Davis. He is author of The Russian City between Tradition and Modernity. Edward J. Lazzerini is Professor of History at the University of New Orleans. He has published extensively on the history of European Russia's major Turkic peoples.

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