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Muslim Cultural Decline in Imperial Russia: A Manufactured Crisis

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The Denis Sinor Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies
and
The Department of Central Eurasian Studies
present the

2014 Bregel Lecture
Allen J. Frank

Indpendent Scholar

Muslim Cultural Decline in Imperial Russia:
A Manufactured Crisis

4:00 pm Wednesday, November 12
State Room West, Indiana Memorial Union

Allen J. Frank is a noted specialist on the history of the Muslim peoples of the Russian empire and the Soviet Union. His pathbreaking publications, based on manuscript sources produced within Muslim communities from the Volga valley to Xinjiang, include Islamic Historiography and ‘Bulghar’ Identity among the Tatars and Bashkirs of Russia (1998), Muslim Religious Institutions in Imperial Russia (2001), and most recently Bukhara and the Muslims of Russia (2012). His presentation for the Bregel Lecture series draws upon his work in balancing the scholarly focus on ‘modernist’ currents among the Muslims of the Russian empire by recovering other voices that offered different perspectives on social, political, and religious issues.

The Bregel Lecture series honors I.U. Professor Emeritus Yuri Bregel, and his many contributions to the study of Central and Inner Asian history and of Persian and Chaghatay Turkic historiography. Professor Bregel taught in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies from 1981 until 2000, serving also as Director of the Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies from 1986 to 1997, and as Director of the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center from 1989 to 1997.

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Presenter: 
Allen J. Frank
Presentation Date: 
Thursday, November 13, 2014
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