Siberia : a history of the people /

Larger in area than the United States and Europe combined, Siberia is a land of extremes, not merely in terms of climate and expanse, but in the many kinds of lives its population has led over the course of four centuries. Janet M. Hartley explores the history of this vast Russian wasteland, whose v...

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Main Author: Hartley, Janet M. (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New Haven, Connecticut : Yale University Press, [2014]
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505 0 |a List of illustrations and maps -- Editorial note -- Time line : Rulers and leaders -- Introduction -- 1. Cossacks and conquest -- 2. Land, indigenous peoples and communication -- 3. Traders and tribute-takers -- 4. Early settlers : the free and the unfree -- 5. Life in a Siberian village -- 6. Life in a Siberian town -- 7. Life in a remote Siberian garrison -- 8. Governing and the governed -- 9. Exiles and convicts -- 10. Religion and popular beliefs -- 11. Explorers and imperialists -- 12. Railways and change -- 13. Wars and revolutions -- 14. Collectivisation and the camps -- 15. The new Soviet citizen -- 16. The new Siberia -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index. 
520 2 |a Larger in area than the United States and Europe combined, Siberia is a land of extremes, not merely in terms of climate and expanse, but in the many kinds of lives its population has led over the course of four centuries. Janet M. Hartley explores the history of this vast Russian wasteland, whose very name is a common euphemism for remote bleakness and exile, through the lives of the people who settled there, either willingly, desperately or as prisoners condemned to exile or forced labor in mines or the gulag. From the Cossack adventurers' first incursions into 'Sibir' in the late sixteenth century to the exiled criminals and political prisoners of the Soviet era to present-day impoverished Russians and entrepreneurs seeking opportunities in the oil-rich north, Hartley's comprehensive history offers a vibrant, profoundly human account of Siberia's development. One of the world's most inhospitable regions is humanized through personal narratives and colorful case studies as ordinary, and extraordinary, everyday life in 'the nothingness' is presented in rich and fascinating detail. 
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