Military-Civil Administration and Islam in the North Caucasus, 1858-1883

Blauvelt, Timothy (2010) Military-Civil Administration and Islam in the North Caucasus, 1858-1883. Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, 11 (2). pp. 221-255. ISSN 0023-4826

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Abstract

This article examines how the Caucasus Mountain Administration ap¬proached Islam and the role of religion and religious elites in consolidating imperial control, from the start of the institutionalization of military-civil administration in 1858 until the Chancellery of the Viceroy was dissolved in 1883. It examines the interaction of the Russian military administrators and Islam in the North Caucasus, the role of the military-civil administration in the “Muslim question” in the region and in the debates about creating official Islamic hierarchies in the Caucasus, and the relationship between state attempts at control and Muslim religious leaders’ opportunities to use state institutions for their own political and ideological ends. A primary source for this examination will be the little-studied archive of the Caucasus Mountain Administration of the General Headquarters of the Caucasus Army (fond 545, “Kavkazskoe voenno-narodnoe upravlenie”). This archive, comprising some 7,000 files, is the only part of the archive of the Caucasus Army to re-main in the National Historical Archive in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JJ Caucasian Studies
D History General and Old World > DK Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics
D History General and Old World > DV North Caucasus
Divisions: Institutes > Institute for Modernity Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Timothy Blauvelt
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2016 08:05
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2016 08:05
URI: http://eprints.iliauni.edu.ge/id/eprint/4576

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