Drawing on extensive research in the archives of Russia and Uzbekistan, Douglas Northrop here reconstructs the turbulent history of a Soviet campaign that sought to end the seclusion of Muslim women.
Author: Douglas T. Northrop
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Drawing on extensive research in the archives of Russia and Uzbekistan, Douglas Northrop here reconstructs the turbulent history of a Soviet campaign that sought to end the seclusion of Muslim women. In Uzbekistan it focused above all on a massive effort to eliminate the heavy horsehair-and-cotton veils worn by many women and girls. This campaign against the veil was, in Northrop's view, emblematic of the larger Soviet attempt to bring the proletarian revolution to Muslim Central Asia, a region Bolsheviks saw as primitive and backward. The Soviets focused on women and the family in an effort to forge a new, "liberated" social order. This unveiling campaign, however, took place in the context of a half-century of Russian colonization and the long-standing suspicion of rural Muslim peasants toward an urban, colonial state. Widespread resistance to the idea of unveiling quickly appeared and developed into a broader anti-Soviet animosity among Uzbeks of both sexes. Over the next quarter-century a bitter and often violent confrontation ensued, with battles being waged over indigenous practices of veiling and seclusion. New local and national identities coalesced around these very practices that had been placed under attack. Veils became powerful anticolonial symbols for the Uzbek nation as well as important markers of Muslim propriety. Bolshevik leaders, who had seen this campaign as an excellent way to enlist allies while proving their own European credentials as enlightened reformers, thus inadvertently strengthened the seclusion of Uzbek women—precisely the reverse of what they set out to do. Northrop's fascinating and evocative book shows both the fluidity of Central Asian cultural practices and the real limits that existed on Stalinist authority, even during the ostensibly totalitarian 1930s.
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building and maintenance , out of international peacekeeping . But care must be
taken in any peacekeeping mission , no matter who does it . Although the natural
Author: Ivan Eland
Publisher: Independent Inst
Delving into the concept of the United States as an empire, this investigation examines U.S. interventions around the world—from the Spanish-American War to the invasion of Iraq—demonstrating how they not only contradict the principles of both liberals and conservatives but also make a mockery of the Founding Fathers' vision for a free republic. In recent years, "blowback" and the enormous expansion of federal power have threatened the American homeland itself, curtailing the liberties these interventions were supposed to protect. This book, however, exposes the flaws of U.S. interventionism and advocates a return to military restraint.
Brightness came from the valley of the sun , and the veiled moon appeared in
azure hues . * Kienchung was eminent in all things , and cultivated bright virtues .
His martial dignity spread over all seas , and his mild serenity over all lands .
See also Douglas Northrop , Veiled Empire : Gender and Power in Stalinist
Central Asia ( Ithaca , 2004 ) , 19-22 ; Ronald Grigor Suny , “ The Empire Strikes
Out : Imperial Russia , ' National ' Identity , and Theories of Empire , ” in Ronald
Author: Bhavna Dave
The focus for this set encompasses the region as a whole, as well as each individual country, comprising the Soviet legacy, cultural and social institutions, modern economic and political transition, and geopolitics and security.
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Hirsch , “ Toward an Empire of Nations ” ; Northrop , Veiled Empire ; Slezkine , “
Imperialism as the Highest Stage of Socialism . ” Slezkine rightly points out the
importance of the “ Tambov test ” : did party workers from the center treat
This is in line with Stalinist views of women in Muslim cultures , on which see
Douglas T. Northrop , Veiled Empire : Gender and Power in Stalinist Central Asia
( Ithaca , NY : Cornell Univ . Press , 2004 ) . Zarema , a Georgian princess and ...
Overall , the new understanding of empire ” as a subjective category of practice
and analysis holds a clear promise of ... and Empire in Stalin ' s Central Asia (
Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press , 2003 ) ; Northrop , Veiled Empire .
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scope was left for the free and healthy ... neatly exa pressed in verses of society ,
after the manner of the later Greek epigrammatists , might be veiled under the ...
In earlier decades , the story of the struggle for national liberation among peoples
of the former empire occupied a much ... and Douglas Northrup , Veiled Empire :
Gender and Power in Stalinist Central Asia ( Ithaca , NY : Cornell University ...
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We should be quite justified if instead of veiled protectorate we were to say little
short of direct administration . Milner himself appreciated to the full that the veiled
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Historian 11,748 A.S. The end of the Mierothi Civil War came in 11,712 with the
assault of Mecrithos by Vashodia's puppet rebellion, and the subsequent defeat
Author: Nathan Garrison
With comparisons to N.K. Jemison, Michael J. Sullivan, and Joe Abercrombie, readers have fallen in love with The Veiled Empire, the first book in The Sundered Worlds trilogy. Now, Nathan Garrison takes the story to the next level Shadow of the Void. The Veil has fallen . . . and the gods have been woken. For many, a new dawn has risen, as freedom from the tyrannical Emperor Rekaj has created a land replete with opportunities. But for those who had lived outside the Veil for generations, the sudden appearance of a new nation is not cause for celebration--it is the cause for war. Yet, even as the political machinations of men and mierothi and valynkar start to manifest on a global scale, there are a few playing their own games. Whether it's the powerful combination of Vashodia and Jasside trying to carve out a country for those freed from the Veil, or the warrior Mevon and assassin Draevenus forming an unlikely alliance in search of the dark god Ruul, the world is in chaos...which might be exactly what some are counting on. Continuing where Veiled Empire left off, Shadow of the Void shows us how individuals can shape their own destinies, but not necessarily control them.
An unacademic biography, the author presents first a pageant of Martinique, the enchanted little island where the Veiled Empress and Josephine, Empress of the French, were born.
Author: Benjamin A. Morton
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Aimée du Buc de Rivéry was a French heiress who went missing at sea as a young woman. There is an unsubstantiated legend that she was captured by Barbary pirates, sold as a harem concubine, and was the same person as Naksidil Sultan, a Valide Sultan (Queen Mother) of the Ottoman Empire. The strangely romantic story—heretofore a baffling mystery—of the lovely French girl who became Crown of the Veiled Heads reveals an unknown chapter of history and throws a new light upon the revolution in Turkey, the destruction of the Janissaries, the downfall of Napoleon. How it came about that the young Sultan Mahmoud broke the power of Napoleon is told for the first time. An unacademic biography, the author presents first a pageant of Martinique, the enchanted little island where the Veiled Empress and Josephine, Empress of the French, were born. The paintings give a vivid glimpse of the joyous clash of color in the costumes, a flower of eighteenth century France run riot in tropical soil. In this Land of Ghosts there is a curious reflection of the life of the past in the light of the present.
... emancipation of women , specifically veiled Muslim women , had also become
part of the Soviet modernity package . ... 1919-1929 ( Princeton : Princeton
University Press , 1974 ) ; Douglas Northrop , Veiled Empire : Gender and Power
Elias Habesci , The Present State of the Ottoman Empire , 1784 , p . 177 As the
Turks have several wives , and those who are rich and noble have a Harem full of
women , it naturally follows , that their wives are not satisfied with such husbands
Author: Judy Mabro
Publisher: I.B. Tauris
This book examines the way in which Middle Eastern women were regarded by European travellers of the late-19th and early-20th centuries. Much of the writing is concerned with the secrets of the harem. There was much romantic speculation about the lives of the women, but it was also felt that their lot was to be pitied when compared to that of European women. The author of this book argues that such an opinion was based on a hypocritical set of assumptions about European women.
... Bundist journalism sponsored a Jewish cultural ideology known as Yiddishism
. See also Rena Fuks - Mansfeld ' s review in this volume , pp . 97 - 99 .
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