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Nalivkina, Maria. Ed(S): Kamp, Marianne - Muslim Women of the Fergana Valley - 9780253021380 - V9780253021380
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Muslim Women of the Fergana Valley

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Description for Muslim Women of the Fergana Valley Paperback. Editor(s): Kamp, Marianne. Translator(s): Kamp, Marianne; Markova, Mariana. Num Pages: 242 pages, 4 b&w illus., 2 maps. BIC Classification: 1FC; 3JH; HBJD; HBLL; JHMC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 5817 x 3887 x 18. Weight in Grams: 313.
Muslim Women of the Fergana Valley is the first English translation of an important 19th-century Russian text describing everyday life in Uzbek communities. Vladimir and Maria Nalivkin were Russians who settled in a "Sart" village in 1878, in a territory newly conquered by the Russian Empire. During their six years in Nanay, Maria Nalivkina learned the local language, befriended her neighbors, and wrote observations about their lives from birth to death. Together, Maria and Vladimir published this account, which met with great acclaim from Russia's Imperial Geographic Society and among Orientalists internationally. While they recognized that Islam shaped social attitudes, ... Read more

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Indiana University Press United States
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About Nalivkina, Maria. Ed(S): Kamp, Marianne
Marianne Kamp is Associate Professor of History at the University of Wyoming. She is author of The New Woman in Uzbekistan: Islam, Modernity and Unveiling under Communism. Mariana Markova is an editor, translator, instructor, and researcher. She holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Washington.

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This work provides us with an enduring portrait of a moment after the Kokand Khanate was defeated, when its forms of Islamic rule were officially gone but before Russian imperial law, administration, and culture had come to dominate rural Central Asian communities.
Acta Via Serica
Markova and Kamp's translation makes available to English-language readers a resource valuable on ... Read more

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