Making Uzbekistan: Nation, Empire, and Revolution in the Early USSR 1st Edition

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Authors Adeeb Khalid
Year 2015
Pages 440
Publisher Cornell University Press
Language en
ISBN 9780801454097
File Size 3.78 MB
File Format PDF
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In Making Uzbekistan, Adeeb Khalid chronicles the tumultuous history of Central Asia in the age of the Russian revolution. Traumatic upheavals―war, economic collapse, famine―transformed local society and brought new groups to positions of power and authority in Central Asia, just as the new revolutionary state began to create new institutions that redefined the nature of power in the region. This was also a time of hope and ambition in which local actors seized upon the opportunity presented by the revolution to reshape their society. As the intertwined passions of nation and revolution reconfigured the imaginations of Central Asia's intellectuals, the region was remade into national republics, of which Uzbekistan was of central importance.