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Russia's steppe frontier : the making of a colonial empire, 1500-1800

Author: Michael Khodarkovsky
Publisher: Bloomington ; Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, ©2002.
Series: Indiana-Michigan series in Russian and East European studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawing on sources and archival materials in Russian and Turkic languages, Russia's Steppe Frontier presents a complex picture of the encounter between indigenous peoples and the Russians. The book is a resource for understanding Russia's imperial experience."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Khodarkovsky, Michael, 1955-
Russia's steppe frontier.
Bloomington ; Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)606682307
Online version:
Khodarkovsky, Michael, 1955-
Russia's steppe frontier.
Bloomington ; Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)607668373
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Khodarkovsky
ISBN: 0253339898 0253217709 9780253217707 9780253339898
OCLC Number: 47136425
Description: xii, 290 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Sociology of the Frontier, or Why Peace Was Impossible --
Social and Political Organization in the Steppe --
Raiding and Warfare --
Captives and Slaves --
Trade and Economy --
Khan, or a Search for Central Authority --
Religion --
Ideology through Diplomacy --
2. Frontier Concepts and Policies in Muscovy --
Frontier --
Shert': A Peace Treaty or an Oath of Allegiance? --
Amanat: Hostages of Sorts --
Yasak: Tribute or Trade? --
Presents and Payments: Bestowed or Extorted? --
Translating or Colonizing? --
3. Taming the "Wild Steppe," 1480-1600s --
Moscow and the Great Horde: The "Ugra Standoff" Reconsidered --
End of the Golden Horde, 1481-1502: On to Kazan --
End of the Crimean-Muscovite Alliance --
Nogays and Kazan, 1530s-1550s: Kazan Annexed --
Nogays and Astrakhan, 1550s --
Astrakhan Campaign of 1569 --
Containing the Nogays, 1577-1582 --
Debilitating the Nogays, 1582-1600 --
4. From Steppe Frontier to Imperial Borderlands, 1600-1800 --
Nogays --
New Strategies --
Kalmyks --
Kazakhs --
5. Concepts and Policies in the Imperial Borderlands, 1690s-1800 --
Representations --
Non-Christians into Russian Orthodox --
Migration of the Native Elite and Commoners --
Colonial Contest I: Law and Administration --
Colonial Contest II: Land.
Series Title: Indiana-Michigan series in Russian and East European studies.
Responsibility: Michael Khodarkovsky.
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A comprehensive history of the transformation of Russia's southern steppes from border territories to Empire.  Read more...

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This innovative and fascinating book examines the relationship between Russia and its neighbors on the Eurasian steppe, which stretches from the northern Caucasus area into the Central Asian region Read more...

 
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