By Vladimir Nalivkin,Maria Nalivkina,Marianne Kamp,Mariana Markova
Muslim ladies of the Fergana Valley is the 1st English translation of a tremendous 19th-century Russian textual content describing lifestyle in Uzbek groups. Vladimir and Maria Nalivkin have been Russians who settled in a "Sart" village in 1878, in a territory newly conquered by way of the Russian Empire. in the course of their six years in Nanay, Maria Nalivkina realized the neighborhood language, befriended her associates, and wrote observations approximately their lives from start to demise. jointly, Maria and Vladimir released this account, which met with nice acclaim from Russia’s Imperial Geographic Society and between Orientalists the world over. whereas they famous that Islam formed social attitudes, the Nalivkins by no means depended on universal stereotypes concerning the "plight" of Muslim ladies. The Fergana Valley ladies in their ethnographic portrait come to be vigorous, hard-working, shrewdpermanent, and ready to navigate the cultural demanding situations of early Russian colonialism. wealthy with social and cultural aspect of a type no longer to be had in different kinds of old resources, this paintings bargains infrequent perception into lifestyles in rural imperative Asia and serves as an instructive instance of the style of ethnographic writing that was once rising on the time. Annotations via the translators and an editor's advent by means of Marianne Kamp aid modern readers comprehend the Nalivkins' paintings in context.
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Muslim Women of the Fergana Valley: A 19th-Century Ethnography from Central Asia by Vladimir Nalivkin,Maria Nalivkina,Marianne Kamp,Mariana Markova