Paul W. Werth (History), along with Kazakh colleagues Gulmira Sultangalieva and Ulzhan Tuleshova in Almaty (Kazakhstan), has published "Nomadic Nobles: Pastoralism and Privilege in the Empire's Kazakh Steppe" in the journal Slavic Review. The article explores the curious phenomenon of Kazakh nomads who acquired the status of nobles in the Russian Empire over the 80 years or so before the revolution of 1917, and thus reveals both the possibilities and limitations of social inclusion for Turkic Muslim peoples in the empire of the tsars.
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