Muslims, society, and authority in Russian Empire and USSR: The Caucasus
- A student will know basic concepts and theories of Islamic and Russian studies and use them while analyzing social and religious issues in Russia’s Caucasus.
- A student will evaluate the impact of the Empire and Soviet Communism on the development of Muslim societies in modern Caucasus.
- A student will be able to analyze broader key problems of global history of empires including interdisciplinary fields of postcolonial studies, imaginative geography and historical anthropology on the Caucasian data.
- Students should analyse principal reference works, and critically evaluate contribution of this key literature in the development of Islamic and Caucasus studies
- Students must critically approach the aspects and stages of mental mapping of Islam in Russia’s Caucasus, and explain its importance for modern history of Muslim societies in the region
- Students are required to analyse diverse narratives of the Russian conquest of the Caucasus. They must be able to analyze historical sources and literature on Muslim resistance critically.
- Students must systemise the paths for indirect and direct colonial rule in the Caucasus, and be able to compare them with similar regimes in Russia and abroad.
- Students must analyze cultural consequences of colonialism.
- Approaches to and views of Islam in Russia’s Caucasus revised following the Archival revolution in the 1990s
- Mental mapping of Muslim Caucasus in tsarist and Soviet Russia
- Muslim resistance in (post-)colonial political imagination
- Muslim shrines in cultural memory and political imagination
- Imperial governance of Muslim “aliens” in the inner frontier of tsarist Russia
- Orientalism in Russia’s Caucasus
- Caucasus Muslims in Soviet modernization and nation-building
- Islamic practices in a Soviet kolkhoz
- Islamic “revival” in the context of post-Soviet desecularization
- Rise and decline of jihadism in nowadays Caucasus
- 2022/2023 2nd module0.25 * Презентация + 0.45 * Итоговое эссе + 0.15 * Рецензия на книгу + 0.15 * Работа на семинарах
- For prophet and tsar : Islam and empire in Russia and central Asia, Crews, R. D., 2006
- Imagined communities: reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism, Anderson, B., 2006
- Michael Kemper, & Stephan Conermann. (2011). The Heritage of Soviet Oriental Studies. Routledge.
- Russian orientalism : Asia in the Russian mind from Peter the Great to the emigration, Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, D., 2010
- The Russian conquest of the Caucasus, Baddeley, J. F., 2011
- "Собственный Восток России" : политика идентичности и востоковедение в позднеимперский и раннесоветский период: пер. с англ., Тольц, В., 2013
- Jihad : the trail of political islam, Kepel, G., 2009
- Kalinovsky, A. M., & Kemper, M. (2015). Reassessing Orientalism : Interlocking Orientologies During the Cold War. Abingdon, Oxon [UK]: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=955727
- The Islamic threat to the Soviet state, Bennigsen, A., 2011