An Ethnohistorical Dictionary of the Russian and Soviet by James Stuart Olson

By James Stuart Olson

In 1991, the centrifugal forces of ethnic nationalism destroyed the Soviet Union. spiritual and ethnic matters would be the defining ideas of political lifestyles in East Europe, Transcaucasia, and significant Asia for the following decade. but whilst so much americans and Europeans learn, for example, of the Ossetians and Ingush, they've got no inspiration who those peoples are or why they're scuffling with. This quantity will supply a prepared reference for college students, researchers, and librarians who're attempting to tackle the political and social struggles in that a part of the area. targeting ethnolinguistic teams instead of peoples with only spiritual orientations, Olson offers entries on over 450 ethnic teams, with acceptable cross-references. each one access concludes with references, and the quantity contains a chosen bibliography of English-language titles. the quantity additionally incorporates a chronology, numerous appendixes offering statistical details, and an appendix essay on Islam in Russia and the Soviet Union.

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