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Russian Rule in Samarkand 1868-1910: A Comparison with British India

Alexander Morrison


This book studies the colonial administration created by the Russians in Central Asia after 1865, focusing on the city of Samarkand and its hinterland in the Zarafshan Valley. Throughout the book comparisons are made with British Rule in India, most commonly Punjab, the North-West Frontier Province, and other largely Muslim areas, in an attempt to establish which aspects of Russian colonial rule in Central Asia were peculiarly and distinctively Russian, and which resemble those of the other European Empires. Based on archival research in Tashkent, Moscow, St Petersburg, and Delhi, it makes ext ... More

Keywords: Russian Imperialism, British Imperialism, Central Asia, India, Punjab, comparative history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199547371
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547371.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexander Morrison, author
Lecturer in Imperial History at the University of Liverpool, and Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford
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