New PDF release: An Ethnohistorical Dictionary of the Russian and Soviet

By James Stuart Olson

In 1991, the centrifugal forces of ethnic nationalism destroyed the Soviet Union. spiritual and ethnic matters could be the defining ideas of political existence in East Europe, Transcaucasia, and critical Asia for the following decade. but whilst so much american citizens and Europeans learn, for example, of the Ossetians and Ingush, they've got no suggestion who those peoples are or why they're struggling with. This quantity will supply a prepared reference for college kids, researchers, and librarians who're attempting to tackle the political and social struggles in that a part of the area. concentrating on ethnolinguistic teams instead of peoples with in basic terms spiritual orientations, Olson presents entries on over 450 ethnic teams, with acceptable cross-references. each one access concludes with references, and the quantity contains a chosen bibliography of English-language titles. the amount additionally incorporates a chronology, a number of appendixes supplying statistical details, and an appendix essay on Islam in Russia and the Soviet Union.

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