Review of the monograph: Matiev T.Kh. The Mountain National Movement in Revolutions and the Civil War in the North Caucasus (1917–1921) (Nazran, 2020)
This article focuses on the analysis of the monograph by T.Kh. Matiev ”Mountain national movement in revolutions and the Civil War in the North Caucasus (1917–1921)”, published in 2020 in Nazran. This study presents an original and comprehensive approach and addresses one of the most difficult cases in the history of the North Caucasus of the 20th century – the origins of the Mountain Republic. The driving force behind the idea of a federation and the protection of the rights of mountain peoples was the young intellectuals of the North Caucasus. In this regard, the reviewer sees parallels with Jadidism in the Volga-Ural region, the activity of the Tatar intellectual youth of the early 20th century, the ideas of national and cultural autonomy. The Muslim peoples of the North Caucasus and the Tatars had much in common: one religious culture, a desire for modernization from educated groups and contradictions in society. Monograph by T.Kh. Matiev shows the multiethnic world of the Russian Empire, at the same time it points to the commonality of many issues and the need for their further scientific study.
Keywords: peoples of the North Caucasus, Mountain Republic, Terek region, Russian Empire, Tatars
For citation: Gabdrafikova L.R. Recenziya na monografiyu: Matiev T.Kh. Gorskoe nacional'noe dvizhenie v revolyuciyah i grazhdanskoj vojne na Severnom Kavkaze (1917–1921) (Nazran', 2020) [Review of the monograph: Matiev T.Kh. The Mountain National Movement in Revolutions and the Civil War in the North Caucasus (1917–1921) (Nazran, 2020)]. Istoricheskaya etnologiya, 2021, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 355–362. https://doi.org/10.22378/he.2021-6-2.355-362
Gabdrafikova L.R. Tatarskoe burzhuaznoe obshchestvo: stil’ zhizni v epokhu peremen (vtoraya polovina XIX – nachalo XX veka) [The Tatar Bourgeois Society: Its Lifestyle in the Era of Change (the second half of the 19th – early 20th centuries]. Kazan, 2015. (In Russian)
About the author: Liliya R. Gabdrafikova, Doctor Sc. (History), Chief Research Fellow of the Department of Historical and Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Tatarstan Peoples, Marjani Institute of History of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences (7A Baturin St., Kazan 420111, Russian Federation); firstname.lastname@example.org
Received June 26, 2021 Accepted for publication November 22, 2021
Published Online November 29, 2021