Russian Colonial Society in Tashkent, 1865–1923

Russian Colonial Society in Tashkent, 1865–1923

Jeff Sahadeo
Distribution: World
Publication date: 06/22/2010
Format: Paperback 17 b&w illus., 4 maps
ISBN: 978-0-253-22279-4
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Winner, Central Eurasian Studies Society Prize for Best Book in History and Humanities

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.

Author Bio

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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Table of Contents

Note on Transliteration
Prologue: Tashkent before the Russians and the Dynamics of Conquest
1. Ceremonies, Construction, and Commemoration
2. Educated Society, Identity, and Nationality
3. Unstable Boundaries: The Colonial Relationship and the 1892 "Cholera Riot"
4. Migration, Class, and Colonialism
5. The Predicaments of "Progress," 1905<N>1914
6. War, Empire, and Society, 1914<N>1916
7. Exploiters or Exploited? Russian Workers and Colonial Rule, 1917<N>1918
8. "Under a Soviet Roof": City, Country, and Center, 1918<N>1923


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