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The Resource Russian hajj : empire and the pilgrimage to Mecca, Eileen Kane

Russian hajj : empire and the pilgrimage to Mecca, Eileen Kane

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Russian hajj : empire and the pilgrimage to Mecca
Title
Russian hajj
Title remainder
empire and the pilgrimage to Mecca
Statement of responsibility
Eileen Kane
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In the late nineteenth century, as a consequence of imperial conquest and a mobility revolution, Russia became a crossroads of the hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca. The first book in any language on the hajj under tsarist and Soviet rule, Russian Hajj tells the story of how tsarist officials struggled to control and co-opt Russia's mass hajj traffic, seeing it not only as a liability, but also an opportunity. To support the hajj as a matter of state surveillance and control was controversial, given the preeminent position of the Orthodox Church. But nor could the hajj be ignored, or banned, due to Russia's policy of toleration of Islam. As a cross-border, migratory phenomenon, the hajj stoked officials' fears of infectious disease, Islamic revolt, and interethnic conflict, but Kane innovatively argues that it also generated new thinking within the government about the utility of the empire's Muslims and their global networks. Russian Hajj reveals for the first time Russia's sprawling international hajj infrastructure, complete with lodging houses, consulates, "Hejaz steamships," and direct rail service. In a story meticulously reconstructed from scattered fragments, ranging from archival documents and hajj memoirs to Turkic-language newspapers, Kane argues that Russia built its hajj infrastructure not simply to control and limit the pilgrimage, as previous scholars have argued, but to channel it to benefit the state and empire. Russian patronage of the hajj was also about capitalizing on human mobility to capture new revenues for the state and its transport companies and laying claim to Islamic networks to justify Russian expansion
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COO
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1972-
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Kane, Eileen M.
Dewey number
297.3/52
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
BP187.3
LC item number
.K266 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Muslim pilgrims and pilgrimages
  • Islam and state
  • Muslim pilgrims and pilgrimages
  • RELIGION
  • HISTORY
  • Islam and state
  • Muslim pilgrims and pilgrimages
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Haddsch
  • Muslim
Label
Russian hajj : empire and the pilgrimage to Mecca, Eileen Kane
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-231) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Russia as a crossroads of the global hajj -- Imperialism through Islamic networks -- Mapping the hajj, integrating Muslims -- Forging a Russian hajj route -- The hajj and religious politics after 1905 -- The hajj and socialist revolution -- Conclusion : Russian hajj in the twenty-first century
Control code
930269990
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501701313
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7591/9781501701313
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22573/ctt20dh0zs
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)930269990
Label
Russian hajj : empire and the pilgrimage to Mecca, Eileen Kane
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-231) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Russia as a crossroads of the global hajj -- Imperialism through Islamic networks -- Mapping the hajj, integrating Muslims -- Forging a Russian hajj route -- The hajj and religious politics after 1905 -- The hajj and socialist revolution -- Conclusion : Russian hajj in the twenty-first century
Control code
930269990
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501701313
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7591/9781501701313
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt20dh0zs
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)930269990

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