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Russian Hajj

Author : Eileen Kane
ISBN : 9781501701313
Genre : History
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In the late nineteenth century, as a consequence of imperial conquest and a mobility revolution, Russia became a crossroads of the hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca. The first book in any language on the hajj under tsarist and Soviet rule, Russian Hajj tells the story of how tsarist officials struggled to control and co-opt Russia's mass hajj traffic, seeing it not only as a liability, but also an opportunity. To support the hajj as a matter of state surveillance and control was controversial, given the preeminent position of the Orthodox Church. But nor could the hajj be ignored, or banned, due to Russia's policy of toleration of Islam. As a cross-border, migratory phenomenon, the hajj stoked officials’ fears of infectious disease, Islamic revolt, and interethnic conflict, but Kane innovatively argues that it also generated new thinking within the government about the utility of the empire’s Muslims and their global networks. Russian Hajj reveals for the first time Russia’s sprawling international hajj infrastructure, complete with lodging houses, consulates, "Hejaz steamships," and direct rail service. In a story meticulously reconstructed from scattered fragments, ranging from archival documents and hajj memoirs to Turkic-language newspapers, Kane argues that Russia built its hajj infrastructure not simply to control and limit the pilgrimage, as previous scholars have argued, but to channel it to benefit the state and empire. Russian patronage of the hajj was also about capitalizing on human mobility to capture new revenues for the state and its transport companies and laying claim to Islamic networks to justify Russian expansion.

Stehen Oder Fallen

Author : Lothar Höbelt
ISBN : 9783205796503
Genre : History
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Die larmoyante Perspektive eines zum Untergang verurteilten Reiches wird der österreichischen Politik im Ersten Weltkrieg ebenso wenig gerecht wie das Zerrbild eines willenlosen Vasallen des wilhelminischen Deutschland. Dieses Buch versucht die Politik des Habsburgerreiches in den Jahren 1914/18 – die innere wie die äußere – mit einem kritischen Blick auf derlei Klischees zu rekonstruieren. Politik ist die Kunst des Möglichen: Beim Verhältnis der Nationalitäten zur Habsburgermonarchie handelte es sich nicht um eine Abschiedssymphonie, sondern um eine „Politik der zwei Eisen im Feuer“ – darum, für alle Eventualitäten gerüstet zu sein, solange der Ausgang des Krieges unsicher war, solange man in den Worten Czernins nicht wusste, ob man „stehen oder fallen“ würde – und das blieb so bis zum Spätsommer 1918.

Muslimischer Nationalismus Im Russischen Reich

Author : Christian Noack
ISBN : 3515076905
Genre : History
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Die Muslime der Wolga-Ural-Region, heute als Tataren und Baschkiren bezeichnet, bilden einen Vorposten des Islams im ostlichen Europa. Im spaten Zarenreich stellten sie zudem die wichtigste Tragerschicht einer muslimischen Nationalbewegung. Die Studie akzentuiert den supraethnisch-konfessionellen Charakter muslimischer Nationsbildung vor 1917 und setzt sich so von den ethnozentrischen Perspektiven bisheriger Darstellungen ab. Sie analysiert die Wechselbeziehungen von historischem Umfeld und muslimischer Identitatsbildung, zeichnet die Formulierung nationaler Loyalitatsmuster nach und verfolgt deren Niederschlag in sozialen und politischen Programmen. Auaerdem wird die Entstehung und Institutionalisierung der nationalen Bewegung untersucht und nach der Reichweite nationaler Mobilisierung gefragt. "This is a signal contribution to the study of nationalism, the analysis of earl modern Islamic movements and the history of Tsariat Russia alike" Fred Halliday, London School of Economics in Seer "Fuer die Regionalkenntnis des Wolga-Ural-Raumes, fuer das Verstandnis der Minderheitenproblematik im ausgehenden Zarenreich, fuer das Studium der Entwicklung des Islam im Russischen Reich, aber auch fuer die Sozial- und Geistesgeschichte des 19. und beginnenden 20. Jahrhunderts liegt mit Noacks Buch eine tiefgruendige, immer sorgfaltig abwagende Analyse vor, die exemplarischen Charakter besitzt." Osteuropa "Dank der sorgfaltig recherchierten Vorgeschichte schildert Noack die Entwicklung frei von Determinismus wie Fatalismus, seine Darstellung der muslimischen Nationalbewegung und schliealich Nationalbewegungen wird auf Jahre die Standarddarstellung sein" Jahrbuecher fuer die Geschichte Osteuropas "arich, complex and lucid" Slavic Review "Noack begegnet seinem Untersuchungsgegenstand nicht ohne Sympathie, aber nicht parteiisch, vor allem mit einem ungeheuren Wissen. Besonders gut ist es ihm gelungen, die Zustande und Entwicklungen in seiner speziellen Region in die gesamtrussische Geschichte einzubetten, von der gerade immer so viel, wie zum Verstandnis notig, aber eben nicht mehr eingebracht wird." Archiv fuer Sozialgeschichte online .

Jews And Muslims In The Russian Empire And The Soviet Union

Author : Martin Schulze Wessel
ISBN : 9783647310282
Genre : History
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Das zarische Russland und die Sowjetunion waren Vielvölkerreiche, in denen auch eine Vielzahl von Juden und Muslimen lebten. Welche Politik verfolgte der Staat gegenüber Juden und Muslimen? Wie versuchten Juden und Muslime in der politischen Sphäre, ihre Interessen zu vertreten? Welche Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede bestanden zwischen der jüdischen und muslimischen Aufklärungsbewegung im späten Zarenreich? Der vorliegende Band vereint Beiträge von Spezialisten zu unterschiedlichen Aspekten der russisch-jüdischen und russisch-muslimischen Geschichte und eröffnet außerdem vergleichende Perspektiven auf die Geschichte dieser beiden nichtchristlichen Minderheiten im Russischen Reich und in der frühen Sowjetunion.

Interpreting Islam In China

Author : Kristian Petersen
ISBN : 9780190634346
Genre : History
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During the early modern period, Muslims in China began to embrace the Chinese characteristics of their heritage. Several scholar-teachers began to incorporate tenets from traditional Chinese education into their promotion of Islamic knowledge. As a result, some Sino-Muslims established aneducational network, the scripture hall educational system (jingtang jiaoyu), which utilized an Islamic curriculum made up of Arabic, Persian, and Chinese works. The corpus of Chinese Islamic texts written in this system is collectively labeled the Han Kitab. Interpreting Islam in China explores the Sino-Islamic intellectual tradition through the works of some its brightest luminaries, in order to identify and explicate pivotal transitions in their engagement with the Islamic tradition. Three prominent Sino-Muslim authors are used to illustratetransformations within this tradition, Wang Daiyu (1590-1658), Liu Zhi (1670-1724), and Ma Dexin (1794-1874).Kristian Petersen puts these scholars in dialogue and demonstrates the continuities and departures within this tradition. Through an analysis of their writings on the subjects of pilgrimage,scripture, and language, he considers several questions: How malleable are religious categories and why are they variously interpreted across time? How do changing historical circumstances affect the interpretation of religious beliefs and practices? How do individuals navigate multiple sources ofauthority? How do practices inform belief? Overall, he shows, these authors presented an increasingly universalistic portrait of Islam through which Sino-Muslims were encouraged to participate within the global community of Muslims in both theological and experiential spaces. The growing emphasis onperforming the pilgrimage to Mecca, comprehensive knowledge of the Qur'an, and personal knowledge of Arabic further stimulated communal engagement. Petersen demonstrates that the integration of Sino-Muslims within a growing global environment, where international travel and communication wasincreasingly possible, was accompanied by the rising self-awareness of a universally engaged Muslim community.

Soviet And Muslim

Author : Eren Tasar
ISBN : 9780190652111
Genre : History
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Central Asia was the sole Muslim region of the former Russian Empire that lacked a centralized Islamic organization, or muftiate. When Soviet leader Joseph Stalin created such a body for the region as part of his religious reforms during World War II, he acknowledged that the Muslim faith could enjoy some legal protection under Communist rule. From a skeletal and disorganized body run by one family of Islamic scholars out of a modest house in Tashkent's old city, this muftiate acquired great political importance in the eyes of Soviet policymakers and equally significant symbolic significance for many Muslims. Relying on recently declassified Central Asian archival sources, most of them never seen before by historians, Eren Tasar argues that Islam did not merely "survive" the decades from World War II until the Soviet collapse in 1991, but actively shaped the political and social context of Soviet Central Asia. Muslim figures, institutions, and practices evolved in response to the social and political reality of Communist rule. Through an analysis that spans all aspects of Islam under Soviet rule-from debates about religion inside the Communist Party, to the muftiate's efforts to acquire control over mosques across Central Asia, changes in Islamic practices and dogma, and overseas propaganda targeting the Islamic World-Soviet and Muslim offers a radical new reading of Islam's resilience and evolution under atheism.

Mass Religious Ritual And Intergroup Tolerance

Author : Mikhail Alexseev
ISBN : 9781107191853
Genre : Political Science
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Under what conditions does in-group pride facilitate out-group tolerance? What are the causal linkages between intergroup tolerance and socialization in religious rituals? This book examines how Muslims from Russia's North Caucuses returned from the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca both more devout as Muslims and more tolerant of out-groups. Drawing on prominent theories of identity and social capital, the authors resolve seeming contradictions between the two literatures by showing the effects of religious rituals that highlight within-group diversity at the same time that they affirm the group's common identity. This theory is then applied to explain why social integration of Muslim immigrants has been more successful in the USA than in Europe and how the largest Hispanic association in the US defied the clash of civilizations theory by promoting immigrants' integration into America's social mainstream. The book offers insights into Islam's role in society and politics and the interrelationships between religious faith, immigration and ethnic identity, and tolerance that will be relevant to both scholars and practitioners.

The Russian Revolution 1905 1921

Author : Mark D. Steinberg
ISBN : 9780199227624
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The Russian Revolution, 1905-1921 is a new history of Russia's revolutionary era as a story of experience-of people making sense of history as it unfolded in their own lives and as they took part in making history themselves. The major events, trends, and explanations, reaching from Bloody Sunday in 1905 to the final shots of the civil war in 1921, are viewed through the doubled perspective of the professional historian looking backward and the contemporary journalist reporting and interpreting history as it happened. The volume then turns toward particular places and people: city streets, peasant villages, the margins of empire (Central Asia, Ukraine, the Jewish Pale), women and men, workers and intellectuals, artists and activists, utopian visionaries, and discontents of all kinds. We spend time with the famous (Vladimir Lenin, Lev Trotsky, Alexandra Kollontai, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Isaac Babel) and with those whose names we don't even know. Key themes include difference and inequality (social, economic, gendered, ethnic), power and resistance, violence, and ideas about justice and freedom. Written especially for students and general readers, this history relies extensively on contemporary texts and voices in order to bring the past and its meanings to life. This is a history about dramatic and uncertain times and especially about the interpretations, values, emotions, desires, and disappointments that made history matter to those who lived it.

Antisemitism And Islamophobia In Europe

Author : James Renton
ISBN : 9781137413024
Genre : Science
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This is the first book to examine the relationship between European antisemitism and Islamophobia from the Crusades until the twenty-first century in the principal flashpoints of the two racisms. With case studies ranging from the Balkans to the UK, the contributors take the debate away from politicised polemics about whether or not Muslims are the new Jews. Much previous scholarship and public discussion has focused on comparing European ideas about Jews and Judaism in the past with contemporary attitudes towards Muslims and Islam. This volume rejects this approach. Instead, it interrogates how the dynamic relationship between antisemitism and Islamophobia has evolved over time and space. The result is the uncovering of a previously unknown story in which European ideas about Jews and Muslims were indeed connected, but were also ripped apart. Religion, empire, nation-building, and war, all played their part in the complex evolution of this relationship. As well as a study of prejudice, this book also opens up a new area of inquiry: how Muslims, Jews, and others have responded to these historically connected racisms. The volume brings together leading scholars in the emerging field of antisemitism-Islamophobia studies who work in a diverse range of disciplines: anthropology, history, sociology, critical theory, and literature. Together, they help us to understand a Europe in which Jews and Arabs were once called Semites, and today are widely thought to be on two different sides of the War on Terror.

Russia In Flames

Author : Laura Engelstein
ISBN : 9780199794270
Genre : History
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October 1917, heralded as the culmination of the Russian Revolution, remains a defining moment in world history. Even a hundred years after the events that led to the emergence of the world's first self-proclaimed socialist state, debate continues over whether, as historian E. H. Carr put it decades ago, these earth-shaking days were a "landmark in the emancipation of mankind from past oppression" or "a crime and a disaster." Some things are clear. After the implosion of the three-hundred-year-old Romanov dynasty as a result of the First World War, Russia was in crisis-one interim government replaced another in the vacuum left by imperial collapse. In this monumental and sweeping new account, Laura Engelstein delves into the seven years of chaos surrounding 1917 --the war, the revolutionary upheaval, and the civil strife it provoked. These were years of breakdown and brutal violence on all sides, punctuated by the decisive turning points of February and October. As Engelstein proves definitively, the struggle for power engaged not only civil society and party leaders, but the broad masses of the population and every corner of the far-reaching empire, well beyond Moscow and Petrograd. Yet in addition to the bloodshed they unleashed, the revolution and civil war revealed democratic yearnings, even if ideas of what constituted "democracy" differed dramatically. Into that vacuum left by the Romanov collapse rushed long-suppressed hopes and dreams about social justice and equality. But any possible experiment in self-rule was cut short by the October Revolution. Under the banner of true democracy, and against all odds, the Bolshevik triumph resulted in the ruthless repression of all opposition. The Bolsheviks managed to harness the social breakdown caused by the war and institutionalize violence as a method of state-building, creating a new society and a new form of power. Russia in Flames offers a compelling narrative of heroic effort and brutal disappointment, revealing that what happened during these seven years was both a landmark in the emancipation of Russia from past oppression and a world-shattering disaster. As regimes fall and rise, as civil wars erupt, as state violence targets civilian populations, it is a story that remains profoundly and enduringly relevant.

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