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Crimea in War and Transformation

Mara Kozelsky


Crimea in War and Transformation examines the capacity of violence to permanently alter peoples and spaces.The war named for Crimea began as a border dispute between Russia and the Ottoman Empires in 1853, but transferred unexpectedly to Crimea in September 1854 after European Allies joined forces with the Sultan. In the course of one day, belligerent armies doubled the peninsula’s population and pressed the local population into labor. Within one month, ravenous men fell upon orchards like locusts, and slaughtered Crimean livestock. For more than one year, engineering brigades mowed down fore ... More

Keywords: Crimean War, Crimea, Crimean Tatars, Violence, refugees, demobilization, ethnic cleansing, deportation, forced migration, military-civilian policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190644710
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190644710.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mara Kozelsky, author
University of South Alabama