The Volga Tatars: A Profile in National Resilience

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This is the first Western language study that investigates the history of the Volga Tatars since the Tenth Century A.D. The central theme of the book is the shaping and evolution of the identity of these people, focusing on the history of the first non-Christian and non-Slavic people incorporated into the Russian state.
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Overview

This is the first Western language study that investigates the history of the Volga Tatars since the Tenth Century A.D. The central theme of the book is the shaping and evolution of the identity of these people, focusing on the history of the first non-Christian and non-Slavic people incorporated into the Russian state.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817983925
  • Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/1986
  • Series: Publication Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,446,702
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Professor Rorlich has spent many years investigating the history of the Volga Tatars and of the Turkic and Muslim peoples of the Soviet Union. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin and is today a member of the Department of History at the University of Southern California.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2000

    A great book about Tatarstan

    This is a well-written book, comprehensively tracing the history, culture, and politics of the Tatarstan region from ancient times to the Soviet era. The author draws from a wealth of Turkish and Tatar source documents and articles, covering every issue from religion to education to ethnic identity. Interesting Tatar poems are included as well.

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