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The Central Asian Revolt of 1916: A Collapsing Empire in the Age of War and Revolution

Alexander Morrison, Cloé Drieu, and Aminat Chokobaeva


The 1916 Revolt was a key event in the history of Central Asia, and of the Russian Empire in the First World War. This volume is the first comprehensive re-assessment of its causes, course and consequences in English for over sixty years. It draws together a new generation of leading historians from North America, Japan, Europe, Russia and Central Asia, working with Russian archival sources, oral narratives, poetry and song in Kazakh and Kyrgyz. These illuminate in unprecedented detail the origins and causes of the revolt, and the immense human suffering which it entailed. They also situate th ... More

Keywords: First World War, Central Asia, 1916, Turkestan, Revolt

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781526129420
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.7765/9781526129437


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexander Morrison, editor
New College, Oxford

Cloé Drieu, editor
Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)

Aminat Chokobaeva, editor
Nazarbayev University

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Editors’ introduction

Aminat Chokobaeva, Cloé Drieu and Alexander Morrison