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Claiming Crimea: A History of Catherine the Great's Southern Empire

Kelly O'Neill


Russia's long-standing claims to Crimea date back to the eighteenth-century reign of Catherine II. This book is the first archive-based, multi-dimensional study of the initial “quiet conquest” of a region that has once again moved to the forefront of international affairs. The book traces the impact of Russian rule on the diverse population of the former khanate, which included Muslim, Christian, and Jewish residents. The book discusses the arduous process of establishing the empire's social, administrative, and cultural institutions in a region that had been governed according to a dramatical ... More

Keywords: Crimea, Muslim, Russia, Russian rule, Christian, Jewish, Black Sea

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780300218299
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300218299.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kelly O'Neill, author
Harvard University