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Author Sahakyan, Naira, 1988- author
Title Muslim reformers and the Bolsheviks : the case of Daghestan / Naira Sahakyan
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2022
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 Modern History Library  947.52 S131    AVAILABLE    30550100705027
Descript xii, 184 pages ; 24 cm
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Series Routledge studies in the history of Russia and Eastern Europe ; 39
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Acknowledgments -- List of abbreviations -- Notes on translation and transliteration -- Introduction -- Histori(ographi)cal background: the Russian Revolution and early Soviet rule in Daghestan (1917-1929) -- The concept of "freedom" and the issue of the Imamate in the revolutionary discourse of the Daghestani reformists -- The visions of Daghestan's future in debates on education and on the language of instruction -- The new scopes of the Islamic discourse: inner-Islamic and Soviet trajectories of the 1920s in the journal Bayān al-Ḥaqā'iq -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
"This book explores how the Muslim scholars of Daghestan, an important Muslim region within Russia, experienced the 1917 Russian Revolution and how they attempted to gain religious and political authority in the new post-imperial environment. Covering the period between the February Revolution and the first massive repressions of the scholars of Islam, it provides new insights into the complexities of the relations between Muslim reformers and Bolsheviks. It challenges the prevailing view in Western scholarship that the relationship was antagonistic, revealing that relations were pragmatic rather than ideological. It argues that there was cooperation on issues of modern education and language policy, and alliances against assumed common threats, such as the British, Wahhābis and local Ṣūfīs, along with disagreements related to the Bolsheviks' atheism and their concept of class struggle. Overall, it demonstrates that the Islamic reformist discourse in Daghestan, although influenced by the wider Islamic debate at the turn of the twentieth century, was an integral part of Soviet modernity"-- Provided by publisher
Link Online version: Sahakyan, Naira, 1988- Muslim reformers and the Bolsheviks New York : Routledge, 2022 9781003269267 (DLC) 2021051963
Subject Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Influence
Islam and politics -- Russia (Federation) -- Dagestan
Muslims -- Political activity -- Russia (Federation) -- Dagestan
Education -- Russia (Federation) -- Dagestan -- History -- 20th century
Dagestan (Russia) -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Dagestan (Russia) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
Dagestan (Russia) -- History -- 20th century
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