Jews and Muslims in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union

Jews and Muslims in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union


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Jews and Muslims in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union by Michael Brenner

English summary: The Russian Empire and the Soviet Union were multiethnic and multireligious empires, which ruled over a large number of Jews and Muslims. In many ways these two non-Christian minorities presented similar challenges to the imperial order. Which policies did the state pursue toward Jews and Muslims? How did Jews and Muslims attempt to advance their interests in the political sphere? Which role did they play in the imperial army? What did the Jewish and Muslim Enlightenment movements have in common? In which respects were the experiences of Jews and Muslims fundamentally different? This book brings together specialists in Russian-Jewish and Russian-Muslim history and offers perspectives for a comparative approach to the history of Jews and Muslims in Russia. German description: Das zarische Russland und die Sowjetunion waren Vielvolkerreiche, in denen auch eine Vielzahl von Juden und Muslimen lebten. Welche Politik verfolgte der Staat gegenuber Juden und Muslimen? Wie versuchten Juden und Muslime in der politischen Sphare, ihre Interessen zu vertreten? Welche Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede bestanden zwischen der judischen und muslimischen Aufklarungsbewegung im spaten Zarenreich? Der vorliegende Band vereint Beitrage von Spezialisten zu unterschiedlichen Aspekten der russisch-judischen und russisch-muslimischen Geschichte und eroffnet ausserdem vergleichende Perspektiven auf die Geschichte dieser beiden nichtchristlichen Minderheiten im Russischen Reich und in der fruhen Sowjetunion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783525310281
Publisher: V&R Academic
Publication date: 11/18/2015
Series: Religiose Kulturen im Europa der Neuzeit Series , #6
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dr. Michael Brenner is Professor for Jewish History and Culture at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. Franziska Davies is research associate and PhDcandidate at the chair for Eastern European History at the LMU Munich. Dr. Martin Schulze Wessel is Professor for Eastern European History at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Jews and Muslims in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union Franziska Davies Martin Schulze Wessel 7

Jewish Apples and Muslim Oranges in the Russian Basket: Options and Limits of a Comparative Approach Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern 15

The Jewish and Muslim Enlightenments in Tsarist Russia: Judah Leib Gordon and Ismail Bey Gasprinskii Michael Stanislawski 31

Confessional Policies toward Jews and Muslims in the Russian Empire and the Case of the Army Franziska Davies 47

Common Problems, Different Solutions: Jewish and Muslim Politics in Late Imperial Russia Vladimir Levin 65

On Religion and Economy: A Business Network Analysis of a Jewish Textile Company from Nineteenth Century Lódz David Schick 87

Yiddish and the Formation of a Secular Jewish National Identity in Tsarist Russia David E. Fishman 103

"Who Are We And Why?": Imperial, Muslim, and Ethnic Identities in the Russian Empire Michael Khodarkovsky 113

Conflict and Authority among Central Asian Muslims in the Era of the Russian Revolution Adeeb Khalid 127

Documenting the Ambivalent Empire: Soviet Jewish Photographers and the Far East David Shneer 141

Picture credits 165

Contributors and Editors 167

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