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Performing Justice
Agitation Trials in Early Soviet Russia
Elizabeth A. Wood
After seizing power in 1917, the Bolshevik regime faced the daunting task of educating and bringing culture to the vast and often illiterate mass of Soviet soldiers, workers, and peasants. As part of this campaign, civilian educators and political...



Heretics and Colonizers
Forging Russia's Empire in the South Caucasus
Nicholas B. Breyfogle
Breyfogle explores the dynamic intersection of Russian borderland colonization and popular religious culture among Russia's religious sectarians: Dukhobors, Molokans, and Subbotniks.



Empire of Nations
Ethnographic Knowledge and the Making of the Soviet Union
Francine Hirsch
In Empire of Nations, Francine Hirsch examines the ways in which former imperial ethnographers and local elites provided the Bolsheviks with ethnographic knowledge that shaped the very formation of the new Soviet Union.



Telling October
Memory and the Making of the Bolshevik Revolution
Frederick C. Corney
All revolutionary regimes seek to legitimize themselves through foundation narratives that, told and retold, become constituent parts of the social fabric, erasing or pushing aside alternative histories. Frederick C. Corney draws on a wide range of...



Taming the Wild Field
Colonization and Empire on the Russian Steppe
Willard Sunderland
Stretching from the tributaries of the Danube to the Urals and from the Russian forests to the Black and Caspian seas, the vast European steppe has for centuries played very different roles in the Russian imagination. To the Grand Princes of Kiev and...



The Transfigured Kingdom
Sacred Parody and Charismatic Authority at the Court of Peter the Great
Ernest A. Zitser
Studies of the Harriman Institute, Columbia University In this richly comparative analysis of late Muscovite and early Imperial court culture, Ernest A. Zitser provides a corrective to the secular bias of the scholarly literature about the reforms of...



Russia Gets the Blues
Music, Culture, and Community in Unsettled Times
Michael E. Urban
Michael Urban chronicles the advent of blues music in Russia and explores the significance of the genre in the turbulent, postcommunist society. Russians, he explains, have taken a music originating in the "low" culture of the American South and...



Veiled Empire
Gender and Power in Stalinist Central Asia
Douglas Northrop
Drawing on extensive research in the archives of Russia and Uzbekistan, Douglas Northrop here reconstructs the turbulent history of a Soviet campaign that sought to end the seclusion of Muslim women. In Uzbekistan it focused above all on a massive...



The Transformation of Central Asia
States and Societies from Soviet Rule to Independence
With the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, former Communist Party leaders in Central Asia were faced with the daunting task of building states where they previously had not existed — Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan...



Castration and the Heavenly Kingdom
A Russian Folktale
Laura Engelstein
Of the many sects that broke from the official Russian Orthodox church in the eighteenth century, one was universally despised. Its members were peasants from the Russian heartland skilled in the arts of animal husbandry who turned their knives on...



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