Russia and Islam: Religion, the State and Modernity during and after the Age of Empire

Russia and Islam: Religion, the State and Modernity during and after the Age of Empire

Harriman Institute 2007-08 Core Project 

Directed by Mark Mazower (History Department), this research project proposes a new historical framework for understanding Russia’s place in the world. It seeks to reconsider the relationship between religion and modernity, by highlighting the role played by religious institutions, policies and ideas in the transformation and modernization of the imperial and post-imperial state. Focusing, in particular, on Russia’s relationship with Islam it seeks to foster a reappraisal of the geopolitical significance of the long-term Russian interaction – through the Tsarist and Soviet eras – with its southern neighbors. 

More information about activities, participants, publications and working papers can be found on the webpage of the project. Link to website.