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Fruits of Colonization: Cossack Settlers in the Western Caucasus, 1861-1870
Fruits of Colonization: Cossack Settlers in the Western Caucasus, 1861-1870

Author(s): Oleksandr Polianichev
Subject(s): History, Modern Age, 19th Century
Published by: Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (CAS)
Keywords: Cossacks; Caucasus; Circassian; colonisation

Summary/Abstract: This paper examines the Russian Empire’s settler colonialism in the North-West Caucasus in the 1860s. These lands, home to Adyghe (Circassian)peoples before their mass expulsion in 1864, became an area of a statedrivenCossack colonization that was supposed to consolidate the empire’sgrip on its new territorial acquisition. The paper shows how economichardships of the settlers led to a disillusionment with the Russians’capacities to act as agents of colonization.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 11
  • Page Range: 1-42
  • Page Count: 42
  • Language: English