Explorations in the Social History of Modern Central Asia (19th - Early 20th Century). Paolo ed Sartori.

Explorations in the Social History of Modern Central Asia (19th - Early 20th Century)

Leiden: BRILL, 2013.

xiv+334 pp. 6.25 x 9.5 Hardback in New condition. Item #BOOKS010404I
ISBN: 9789004248434

"Post-Cold War historiography of modern Central Asia has been characterized by a focus on cultural history. Most of this scholarship rests on a set of assumptions about traditional institutions and social practices which merely reflect the bias of Soviet or even Tsarist-era historiography. 'Explorations in the Social History of Modern Central Asia addresses the need for a remedy to this state of affairs and thus offers new insights on a number of subjects relating to the social history of the region. It includes essays dealing with property relations, resource management, forms of local administration, the constitution of new social groups, the construction of identity categories, and an enquiry into the landscape of Islamic practices among the nomads."

Table of Contents:

INTRODUCTION: ON THE SOCIAL IN CENTRAL ASIAN HISTORY: NOTES IN THE MARGINS OF LEGAL RECORDS - PAOLO SARTORI

CHAPTER ONE: AMLAKDARS, KHWAJAS AND MULK LAND IN THE ZARAFSHAN VALLEY AFTER THE RUSSIAN CONQUEST - ALEXANDER S. MORRISON
CHAPTER TWO: MANAGING RURAL LANDSCAPES IN COLONIAL TURKESTAN: A VIEW FROM THE MARGINS - BEATRICE PENATI
CHAPTER THREE: WHO SHOULD MANAGE THE WATER OF THE AMU-DARYA? CONTROVERSY OVER IRRIGATION CONCESSIONS BETWEEN RUSSIA AND KHIVA, 1913–1914 - AKIFUMI SHIOYA
CHAPTER FOUR: HIGH RANK AND POWER AMONG THE NORTHERN KIRGHIZ: TERMS AND THEIR PROBLEMS, 1845–1864 - DANIEL G. PRIOR
CHAPTER FIVE: PERFORMANCE AND POETICS IN KYRGYZ MEMORIAL FEASTS: THE DISCURSIVE CONSTRUCTION OF IDENTITY CATEGORIES -SVETLANA JACQUESSON
CHAPTER SIX: USING TURKI-LANGUAGE QAZAQ LETTERS TO RECONSTRUCT LOCAL HISTORY OF THE 1820S-30S -VIRGINIA MARTIN
CHAPTER SEVEN: A MONTH AMONG QAZAQS IN THE EMIRATE OF BUKHARA: OBSERVATIONS ON ISLAMIC KNOWLEDGE IN A NOMADIC ENVIRONMENT - ALLEN J. FRANK
CHAPTER EIGHT: CREATING THE FAÇADE OF A DESPOTIC STATE: ON AQSAQALS IN LATE 19TH-CENTURY BUKHARA - ANDREAS WILDE
CHAPTER NINE: FATHERS AND SONS: RE-READINGS IN A SAMARQANDI PRIVATE ARCHIVE - THOMAS WELSFORD.

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