Browse Collections (12 total)

Tajik Memoirs [under construction]

This project aims to significantly widen the spectrum of Central Asian voices in the historiography of Soviet Central Asia.  While Central Asian…

Contributors: Artemy Kalinovsky (University of Amsterdam), Isaac Scarborough (London School of Economics), Marlene Laruelle (George Washington University), Vadim Staklo (George Mason University)

Military Mullahs

Contributors: Nikolai Podpriatov

National Delimitation in Central Asia

Introduction by Shoshana Keller These documents concern the national delimitation of the Central Asian republics in 1924 and 1929; two of them focus…

Contributors: Shoshana Keller

France, Poland, and the Crimean Tatars' Struggle for Independence
Primary Sources: 1918-1937

Compiled by Salavat M. Iskhakov The history of Crimea and its indigenous population, the Crimean Tatars, has yet to be sufficiently studied, despite…

Contributors: Salavat Iskhakov

Letters from Azerbaidzhani Public, Political
and Government Figures (1904-1937)

Compiled by Salavat M. Iskhakov This collection contains letters, previously unknown and unavailable, from the personal archives of a number of the…

Contributors: Salavat M. Iskhakov

Islam and the Soviet State, 1917-1990

[Under construction]

A collection of documents related to the Soviet state policy toward Islam. It includes reports, resolutions, and letters of…

Contributors: Arapov, D. Yu.

1916 Insurrection in Turkestan

In the summer of 1916 a number of uprisings by Muslims roiled the Russian Empire's Central Asian possessions. Central Asians were rising up against…

Contributors: Tatiana V. Kotyukova

Religious Boards of Transcaucasian Muslims in the Russian Empire, 19-20th centuries.

An anthology of documents reflecting the process of Islam’s evolution in the Russian Empire, in particular its institutionalization in the…

Contributors: Anastasiya A. Ganich

Soviet Muslim Posters, 1918-1940

Visual propaganda played an enormous role in the history of the 20th century. In contrast to the 19th century, it was aimed not only at the educated…

Contributors: Vladimir Bobrovnikov, ed.

Muslims and the Civil War in Russia, 1917-1921

The documents in the set deal with the period of the Russian civil war in the former Russian Empire and the Muslim peoples’ attitude toward the…

Contributors: Salavat M. Iskhakov

Teaching Materials

Formation of a Social Boundary Nation Building as Identity-Based Conflict The Rise of Islamic Insurgency Containment of Islamic Insurgency Prevention…