A new book on the history of Kazan province: the man in the revolution of 1917
The article provides a brief overview the second volume of the multi-authored monograph The Man in the Revolution: Kazan guberniya, which is dedicated to the revolution of 1917 in Russia. The research was conducted in 2016–2017 and was inspired by 100 years of the Great Russian Revolution. The second volume is a logical continuation of the first volume. As well as in the first volume, which focused on the Kazan Governorate as a multi-ethnic and multi-confessional region of the Russian Empire. and also on administrative and industrial resources of the Volga Region. It was the center of the huge Kazan Military District and the Kazan educational district. Kazan University was the center of the city’s liberal forces. The historical and anthropological study of the revolution era is analyzed through the motives and needs, power symbols, behaviors of various social, professional, gender, ethnic, and religious groups. Also the study contains a chapter on the problems of the First World War and the life in the rear of special social categories: prisoners of war, refugees, and internees.
Keywords: February revolution, revolution of 1917, Kazan Governorate, historical anthropology, everyday life history, nobility, peasants, workers, Kazan garrison, Kazan Kremlin, Kazan University, Tatar Muslims, history of feminism, Tatar woman, prisoners of war, refugees
1. Gabdrafikova L.R., Abdullin Kh.M. Tatary v gody Pervoy mirovoy voyny (1914–1918 gg.) [Тhe Tatars during the World War I (1914–1918)]. Kazan, Sh. Marjani Institute of History of the TAS Publ., 2015. 396 p. (In Russian)
About the author: Liliya R. Gabdrafikova is a Doctor of Science (History), Chief Research Fellow, Department of Historical and Cultural Heritage of the Peoples of Tatarstan, Sh. Marjani Institute of History of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences (7, Baturin St., Kazan 420111, Russian Federation); firstname.lastname@example.org