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The Establishment of National Republics in Soviet Central Asia

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Arne Haugen
    Pages 1-8
  3. Arne Haugen
    Pages 9-29
  4. Arne Haugen
    Pages 30-46
  5. Arne Haugen
    Pages 47-74
  6. Arne Haugen
    Pages 75-108
  7. Arne Haugen
    Pages 109-137
  8. Arne Haugen
    Pages 138-164
  9. Arne Haugen
    Pages 180-210
  10. Arne Haugen
    Pages 211-232
  11. Arne Haugen
    Pages 233-238
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 239-276

About this book


After almost four centuries of expansion the Russian Empire at the beginning of the 20th century covered vast territories on the Eurasian continent and included an immensely diverse population. How was the new Russian regime to deal with the complexity of its population? This book examines the role of nation and nationality in the Soviet Union and analyzes the establishment of national republics in Soviet Central Asia. It argues that the originally nationally minded Soviet communists with their anti-nationalist attitudes came to view nation and national identity as valuable tools in state building.


20th century argue bibliography building communism dynamics empire historiography identity nation Russia Russian Soviet Union tradition Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

About the authors

ARNE HAUGEN is a Researcher at the Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, Bergen, Norway.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Establishment of National Republics in Soviet Central Asia
  • Authors A. Haugen
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2003
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4039-1571-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-51243-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-230-50284-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 276
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Asian History
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