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

Adeeb Khalid


This book 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 o ... More

Keywords: Soviet Central Asia, Russian revolution, Uzbekistan, 1920s, Bolsheviks, Moscow, cultural revolution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780801454097
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801454097.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adeeb Khalid, author
Carleton College