Colonialism and Imperialism: Russian Colonial Domains of the Caucasus and Central Asia
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The social environment of Muslim women in the Islamic parts of Russia, which included Azerbaijan and today's Central Asia (that is, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan) during the Tsarist period (1865–1917) is a topic not extensively studied. Despite this intellectual hindrance, there is some evidence that the Tsarist government reinforced the hierarchical, patriarchal social structure of the Islamic lands by choosing not to disturb ancient attitudes that had been held over millennia.

The history of Central Asia and its surrounding region…

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Raheb, Mitra, “Colonialism and Imperialism: Russian Colonial Domains of the Caucasus and Central Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 19 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0071f>
First published online: 2009



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