Russian Colonial Society in Tashkent, 1865--1923

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Indiana University Press, Feb 7, 2007 - History - 336 pages
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This intensively researched urban study dissects Russian Imperial and early Soviet rule in Islamic Central Asia from the diverse viewpoints of tsarist functionaries, Soviet bureaucrats, Russian workers, and lower-class women as well as Muslim notables and Central Asian traders. Jeff Sahadeo's stimulating analysis reveals how political, social, cultural, and demographic shifts altered the nature of this colonial community from the tsarist conquest of 1865 to 1923, when Bolshevik authorities subjected the region to strict Soviet rule. In addition to placing the building of empire in Tashkent within a broader European context, Sahadeo's account makes an important contribution to understanding the cultural impact of empire on Russia's periphery.

 

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Contents

Tashkent before the Russians and the Dynamics of Conquest
12
1 Ceremonies Construction and Commemoration
22
2 Educated society identity and nationality
57
the Colonial Relationship and the 1892 Cholera Riot
79
4 Migration Class and Colonialism
108
5 The Predicaments of Progress 19051914
137
6 War empire and society 19141916
163
7 Exploiters or Exploited? Russian Workers and Colonial Rule 19171918
187
City Country and Center 19181923
208
Conclusion
229
Glossary
237
Notes
239
Bibliography
285
Index
305
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Jeff Sahadeo is Associate Professor of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies and Political Science at Carleton University in Ottawa. He is editor (with Russell Zanca) of Everyday Life in Central Asia (IUP, 2007).

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