Orientalism and Empire: North Caucausus Mountain Peoples and the Georgian Frontier, 1845-1917

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Orientalism and Empire: North Caucausus Mountain Peoples and the Georgian Frontier, 1845-1917

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Description

This text aims to sheds light on the little-studied Russian empire in the Caucasus by exploring the tension between national and imperial identities on the Russian frontier. Austin Jersild contributes to the growing literature on Russian orientalism and the Russian encounter with Islam, and reminds us of the imperial background and its contribution to the formation of the 20th-century ethno-territorial Soviet state. [Amazon.com]

Publication Date

2002

Publisher

McGill-Queen's University Press

City

Montreal, Canada

Keywords

Mountain people, Ethnic relations, Islam, Northern Caucasus, Russia

Disciplines

Asian History | Cultural History | Ethnic Studies | European History | Political History | Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies