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Russia's Frozen Frontier A History of Siberia and the Russian Far East 1581-1991

Author: Alan Wood; Bloomsbury Publishing Staff
Publisher: London Bloomsbury Publishing 2011
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cover -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- List of Maps -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Notes on the Text -- Chapter 1 The Environment: Ice-Box and El Dorado -- SIZE -- CLIMATE -- THE REGIONS OF SIBERIA -- West Siberia -- East Siberia -- The Russian Far East -- NATURAL RESOURCES -- CONCLUSION -- Chapter 2 The Russian Conquest: Invasion and Assimilation -- YERMAK -- THE RUSSIAN ADVANCE -- FUR AND FURTHER
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Wood; Bloomsbury Publishing Staff
ISBN: 9781849664387 1849664382 9780340971246 034097124X
OCLC Number: 1026405049
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Description: 1 Online-Ressource (289 Seiten)

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Cover -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- List of Maps -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Notes on the Text -- Chapter 1 The Environment: Ice-Box and El Dorado -- SIZE -- CLIMATE -- THE REGIONS OF SIBERIA -- West Siberia -- East Siberia -- The Russian Far East -- NATURAL RESOURCES -- CONCLUSION -- Chapter 2 The Russian Conquest: Invasion and Assimilation -- YERMAK -- THE RUSSIAN ADVANCE -- FUR AND FURTHER SETTLEMENT -- POPULATION AND COLONIZATION -- ARCHPRIEST AVVAKUM: RUSSIA'S 'TURBULENT PRIEST' -- Chapter 3 The Eighteenth Century: Exploration and Exploitation

VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY AND THE FIRST KAMCHATKA EXPEDITION -- MESSERSCHMIDT AND KRASHENINNIKOV -- THE SIBERIAN-PACIFIC EXPEDITION -- BLACK METAL AND SOLID GOLD -- SSYLKA, KATORGA AND COLONIAL SETTLEMENT -- Chapter 4 The Nineteenth Century: Russian America, Reform and Regionalism -- RUSSIAN AMERICA -- SIBERIA, SPERANSKII AND SUPEREROGATION -- SIBERIAN OBLASTNICHESTVO -- Agenda for Radical Regional Reform -- Reform or Revolution? -- FROM ALASKA TO THE AMUR -- Chapter 5 The Native Peoples: Vanquished and Victims -- THE PRE-RUSSIAN PEOPLES OF SIBERIA -- Siberian Ethnic Groups

ANIMISM, SHAMANISM AND SIBERIAN FOLK BELIEFS -- SPERANSKII AND THE NATIVE SIBERIANS -- YADRINTSEV AND THE INORODCHESKII VOPROS -- Chapter 6 'Fetters in the Snow': The Siberian Exile System -- SIBERIAN EXILE: ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT -- SSYLKA AND SPERANSKII -- THE EXILE OPERATION -- CONVOYS AND COMMUNES -- SEX, VIOLENCE AND 'GENERAL CUCKOO'S ARMY' -- SSYLKA: FOR AND AGAINST -- For Exile -- Against Exile -- Chapter 7 The Last Tsar of Siberia: Railroad, Revolution and Mass Migration -- THE SIBERIAN ECONOMY: MONOMORPH OR MOSAIC? -- THE TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILROAD -- WAR AND REVOLUTION

MIGRATION AND MASSACRE -- THE SIBERIAN SVENGALI -- Chapter 8 Red Siberia: Revolution and Civil War -- LEFT, RIGHT: RED, WHITE -- THE 'DEMOCRATIC COUNTER-REVOLUTION' -- Atrocious Atamans -- The End of the Tsarism -- KOLCHAKOVSHCHINA, NOVEMBER 1918-FEBRUARY 1920 -- FAR EASTERN FINALE: FEBRUARY 1920-OCTOBER 1922 -- Chapter 9 Siberia under Stalin: Growth, GULag and the Great Patriotic War -- SIBERIA AND NEP -- NEP, THE FAR EAST AND THE SIBERIAN NATIVE PEOPLES -- COLLECTIVIZATION AND INDUSTRIALIZATION -- GULAG -- WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION -- Chapter 10 Siberia since Stalin, 1953-91: Boom, BAM and Beyond

'THE THAW' -- SIBERIA'S 'NEW ATLANTIS' -- BOOM AND BAM -- The Oil and Gas Rush -- Hydroelectric Power -- The BAM -- SIBERIAN REGIONALISM: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE -- Exile and Crime -- Economic Exploitation and Environmental Problems -- Educational and Cultural Provision -- Immigration and Labour Policy -- Indigenous Peoples -- THE SPECTRE OF SEPARATISM -- Afterword -- Suggestions for Further Reading -- Notes -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z

This is the first work to address the whole span - chronologically and thematically - of the development of Siberia and its role in both a Russian and global context. It is also the first work to present history from the view of Siberians themselves. Beautifully written, this book is a fascinating read for anyone interested in Russia and Siberia

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