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Author Steinwedel, Charles
Title Threads of empire : loyalty and tsarist authority in Bashkiria, 1552-1917 / Charles Steinwedel
Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2016
book jacket
 Modern History Library  947.43 S823    AVAILABLE    30550100643855
1 copy under consideration for Fu Ssu-Nien Library.
Descript xiv, 381 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Note "Threads of Empire examines how Russia's imperial officials and intellectual elites made and maintained their authority among the changing intellectual and political currents in Eurasia from the mid-16th century to the revolution of 1917. The book focuses on a region 750 miles east of Moscow known as Bashkiria. The region was split nearly evenly between Russian and Turkic language speakers, both nomads and farmers. Ufa province at Bashkiria's core had the largest Muslim population of any province in the empire. The empire's leading Muslim official, the mufti, was based there, but the region also hosted a Russian Orthodox bishop. Bashkirs and peasants had different legal status and powerful Russian Orthodox and Muslim nobles dominated the peasant estate. By the twentieth century, the presence of mines and railroads introduced the discourse of class. Bashkiria thus presents a fascinating case study of empire in all its complexities and of how the tsarist empire's ideology and categories of rule changed over time"--Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Steppe empire, 1552-1730 -- Absolutism and empire, 1730-1775 -- Empire of reason, 1773-1855 -- Participatory empire, 1855-1881 -- The empire and the nation, 1881-1904 -- Empire in crisis, 1905-1907 -- Empire, nations, and multinational visions, 1907-1917
Subject Bashkortostan (Russia) -- Politics and government
Bashkortostan (Russia) -- Intellectual life
Russia -- Relations -- Russia -- Bashkortostan
Bashkortostan (Russia) -- Relations -- Russia
Russia -- Officials and employees -- Russia (Federation) -- Bashkortostan -- History
Intellectuals -- Russia (Federation) -- Bashkortostan -- History
Allegiance -- Russia (Federation) -- Bashkortostan -- History
Authority -- Political aspects -- Russia (Federation) -- Bashkortostan -- History
Imperialism -- Social aspects -- Russia (Federation) -- Bashkortostan -- History
Social change -- Russia (Federation) -- Bashkortostan -- History
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