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Russian Capital and Cotton Production in Pre-Revolutionary Turkestan. Social and Economic Consequences in Second Half of the 19th and in the Early 20th Century

Student: Parvina Ismoilova

Supervisor: Elena Kochetkova

Faculty: School of Arts and Humanities

Educational Programme: Applied and Interdisciplinary History "Usable Pasts" (Master)

Year of Graduation: 2020

My research work explores the economic aspects Russian policy in the Central Asian region. The main emphasis is on the spread of Russian capital in Turkestan through the prism of cotton cultivation in the region. has systematic economic policy approach of the Russian Empire in Turkestan region as an integral phenomenon, evolving in a certain historical context. The principle of historicism made it possible to consider and analyze different aspects of regional economic life and the evolution of economic ideas in a certain historical period. In his work, the author also drew upon on the general scientific principle of objectivism, which involves the identification of all historical facts relevant to the subject of the study and their unbiased and comprehensive analysis The work is mainly involved archival documents as well as the sources of prerevolutionary time. The sources of the imperial period play an important role. These works show the economic policy of the Russian Empire in the region and its consequences.

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