Orientalism and Empire: North Caucausus Mountain Peoples and the Georgian Frontier, 1845-1917
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]
McGill-Queen's University Press
Mountain people, Ethnic relations, Islam, Northern Caucasus, Russia
Asian History | Cultural History | Ethnic Studies | European History | Political History | Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies
Jersild, Austin, "Orientalism and Empire: North Caucausus Mountain Peoples and the Georgian Frontier, 1845-1917" (2002). History Faculty Bookshelf. 13.