6 Results Muslim National Communism in the Soviet Union: A Revolutionary Strategy for the Colonial World (Publications of the Center for Middle Eastern. Alexandre Bennigsen’s 13 research works with 60 citations and 20 reads, including: The Strategic Long View: The Nile Valley and the Horn of Africa. Alexandre. Alexandre Bennigsen. Expertise: Russia and Eurasia; Wilson Center Projects: Traditionalist Ideologies in the USSR: Muslim Sufi Brotherhoods, Old Believers.

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La presse et le mouvement national chez les musulmans de Russie avantThe Hague, Retrieved from ” https: He also attributed a political role to Islam, arguing that even though most Soviet Muslims probably knew little of actual Bejnigsen religious practice they retained a strong cultural knowledge. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Starting fromBennigsen usually taught a semester per year in the United States: Bennigsen appeared prescient when the Soviet Union began to crumble, and especially in its aftermath.

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He finally concentrated on the archives at the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, where he studied documents dealing with the Crimean, Kazan, and Astrakhan Tatars, and with peoples of the Caucasus and Central Asia. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

Bennigsen saw the unassimilable quality of Soviet Muslim peoples and the continued strength of Soviet Islam based on the national-religious symbiosis. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

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Sultan GalievParis, American Historical Association members Sign in via society site. High to Low Avg. Please try your request again later. Bennigsen was born in St Petersburg in The resulting publications stretch over alexqndre quarter of a century.


Events supported his belief that Soviet Muslims had retained their Islamic identity, though not a solid knowledge of Islamic practice, despite having been cut off from the larger Islamic world since the s.

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It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Email alerts New issue alert. Bennigsen subsequently entered the prestigious cavalry school bennigaen Saumur, fought the Germans as an officer in the French army during World War Nennigsen and, after the fall of France, became a captain in the resistance beennigsen.

With the breakup of the USSR occurring only a few years after his death it became evident that many aspects of Sovietization had struck deeper brnnigsen than he had anticipated, and that Muslims in Central Asia and the Caucasus were reacting in ways other than his studies would have predicted.

The group advocated Bennigsen’s view that the promotion of Islamism in Central Asia had potential in leading to a Muslim uprising against the Soviet authorities. After the Bolshevik Revolutionhis family left Russia for Estonia in and settled in Paris inwhere he studied at the Ecole des Langues Orientales.

After two years in newly independent Estonia, his family settled in Paris inwhere young Bennigsen received his education. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Volume 2 Jun 03, Goble, the founder and editor of Window on Eurasia. You do not currently have access to this article.


Provide feedback about this page. Muslims of the Soviet Empire. Marie Bennigsen-Broxuphis daughter, was a well-known scholar on Central Asia. Muslim National Communism in the Soviet Union: Low to High Price: However, his influence as a cold war strategists influenced US covert activity in the area.

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. You could not be signed in. Working with primary sources and original documents, Bennigsen had nonetheless established the framework for serious study of Soviet Islam.

If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. Sign In or Create an Account. No book in this field can disregard his contributions. Sufism in the Alesandre Union Feb 01, It was only by the end of his life that he had the satisfaction of hearing alsxandre Soviet voices, advising their own scholars to pay due attention to his work.

With an introduction by Geoffrey E. Le Soufi et le Commissaire. The latter view was current among social scientists, who believed that Soviet social engineering had largely eradicated any sense of being Muslim amongst the historically Islamic people of the Russian empire.

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