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  • Central Asia Book Series vii

    Preface xi

    1. Renewing Self-Awareness / Edward A. Allworth 1

    I. Forming a Modern Identity 27

    2. A Model Leader for Asia, Ismail Gaspirali / Alan W. Fisher 29

    3. Ismail Bey Gasprinskii (Gaspirali): The Discourse of Modernism and the Russians / Edward J. Lazzerini 48

    4. Symbols: The National Anthem and Patriotic Songs by Three Poets / Seyit Ahmet Kirimca 71

    5. Rituals: Artistic, Cultural, and Social Activity / Riza Gülüm 84

    6. Structures: The Importance of Family—a Personal Memoir / Mübeyyin Batu Altan 99

    7. Documents about Forming a Modern Identity 110

    II. The Ordeal of Forced Exile 153

    8. The Elders of the New National Movement: Recollections / Ayshe Seythmuratova 155

    9. Mass Exile, Ethnocide, Group Derogation: Anomaly or Norm in Soviet Nationality Policies? / Edward A. Allworth 180

    10. Mustafa Jemiloglu, His Character and Convictions / Ludmilla Alexeyeva 206

    11. The Crimean Tatar Drive for Repatriation: Some Comparisons with Other Movements of Dissent in the Soviet Union / Peter Reddaway 226

    12. Documents about the Ordeal of Forced Exile 237

    III. Returning to Crimea 249

    13. The Elusive Homeland / Edward A. Allworth 251

    14. Politics in and around Crimea: A Difficult Homecoming / Andrew Wilson 281

    15. Crimean Tatar Communities Abroad / Nirmin Eren 323

    16. Documents about Returning to Crimea 352

    Bibliography of Recent Publications in English about Crimea 361

    Notes on the Authors 371

    Index 375
  • Edward A. Allworth

    Alan W. Fisher

    Edward Lazzerini

    Seyit Ahmet Kirimca

    Riza Gülüm

    Mubeyyin Batu Altan

    Ayshe Seytmuratova

    Ludmilla Alexeyeva

    Nermin Eren

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    This new edition of Edward A. Allworth’s The Tatars of Crimea has been extensively updated. Five new chapters examine the situation of Crimean Tatars since the breakup of the USSR in 1991 and detail the continuing struggle of the Tatars to find peace and acceptance in a homeland.
    Contributors to this volume—almost half of whom are Tatars—discuss the problematic results of the partial Tatar return to Crimea that began in the 1980s. This incomplete migration has left the group geographically split and has complicated their desire for stability as a people, whether in their own homeland or in the Central Asian diaspora. Those who have returned to the region on the Black Sea in Ukrayina (formerly Ukraine) have found themselves engulfed in a hostile political environment dominated by Russian residents attempting to stifle the resurgence of Crimean Tatar life. Specific essays address the current political situation in and around Crimea, recent elections, and promising developments in the culture, leadership, and movement toward unity among Crimean Tatars.
    Beyond demonstrating the problems of one nationality caught in a fierce power struggle, The Tatars of Crimea offers an example of the challenges faced by all nationalities of the former Soviet Union who now contend with deteriorating economic and political conditions, flagrant discrimination against ethnic minorities, and the denial of civil and human rights common in many of the newly independent states.

    Contributors. Ludmilla Alexeyeva, Edward A. Allworth, Mübeyyin Batu Altan, Nermin Eren, Alan W. Fisher, Riza Gülüm, Seyit Ahmet Kirimca, Edward Lazzerini, Peter Reddaway, Ayshe Seytmuratova, Andrew Wilson

    About The Author(s)

    Edward A. Allworth is Professor Emeritus of Turco-Soviet Studies at Columbia University. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Harriman Institute and of the Center for the Study of Central Asia at Columbia University.

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