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Turks Across Empires: Marketing Muslim Identity in the Russian-Ottoman Borderlands, 1856-1914

James H. Meyer


This book traces the paths of Muslim community activists from Russia who followed a wave of revolutions unfolding in Russia (1905), Iran (1906), and the Ottoman Empire (1908). Centered on the lives and careers of İsmail Gasprinskii, Yusuf Akçura, and Ahmet Ağaoğlu, this book tells a wide-ranging story about the late imperial era in the Russian-Ottoman borderlands. Honing in on bigger developments taking place in the region from the end of the Crimean War until the beginning of World War I, the book discusses events occurring in central Russia, Crimea, the Caucasus, and the Ottoman Empire. Situ ... More

Keywords: Turkey, Russia, borderlands, Islam, Ottoman Empire, migration, identity, jadidism, pan-Turkism, revolution, cultural reform, Turkish nationalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198725145
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198725145.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James H. Meyer, author
Assistant Professor of Islamic World History, Montana State University