A new article by Norihiro Naganawa in the journal "Ab Imperio"
A new article "Tatars and Imperialist Wars: From the Tsar's Servitors to the Red Warriors" by the associate researcher of the laboratory Norihiro Naganawa was published in the first issue of the journal "Ab Imperio" for 2020.
Drawing on the accounts of Tatar soldiers and Muslim chaplains as well as the Tatar press, this article probes the ways in which the Russo-Turkish War, Russo-Japanese War, and the Balkan Wars shaped Volga-Ural Muslimliterati discourse concerning citizenship, the nation’s body and soul, and its fate in a growingly violent world order. It concludes that all these elements were crucial to Tatar political workers of the Red Army for finding solutions to their coreligionists’ sufferings from the imperialist wars in Bolshevikclass universalism, which drove their fellow soldiers from the Great War to the Civil War.
The full text of the article is available here with the table of contents of the issue.