Chapter

The Setting

A. S. Morrison

in Russian Rule in Samarkand 1868-1910

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780199547371
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191720710 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547371.003.0002

Series: Oxford Historical Monographs

 The Setting

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The book opens with a brief account of the book's aims, giving the reasons for undertaking a comparative study. The first chapter provides background information on the political situation in Central Asia before the Russian conquest, a basic narrative of the conquest, a description of the principal events and actors in the fifty years of Russian rule before the First World War, and a brief account of the make-up of Central Asia's population at the time.

Keywords: Bukhara; Kokand; conquest; population; Central Asia; Russian conquest

Chapter.  16267 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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