Veiled Empire

Veiled Empire

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Drawing on extensive research in the archives of Russia and Uzbekistan, Douglas Northrop here reconstructs the turbulent history of a Soviet campaign that sought to end the seclusion of Muslim women. In Uzbekistan it focused above all on a massive effort to eliminate the heavy horsehair-and-cotton veils worn by many women and girls. This campaign against the veil was, in Northrop's view, emblematic of the larger Soviet attempt to bring the proletarian revolution… (more)


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Publisher: Cornell University Press (June 08, 2016)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 416 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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