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Russia: Siberia

(see also Russia, Russia: Bolshevik Revolution, Russia: Soviet Regime 1925-1953, Russia: Soviet Regime 1954-1989 & Russia since 1990)

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Siberia in Wikipedia (includes map).

On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organization (UNPO).

In the Library: Articles

Bassin, Mark. "Inventing Siberia: vissions of the Russian East in the early 19th c." American Historical Review 96,3 (6/91):763-94.

Collins, David N. "Russia's conquest of Siberia: evolving Russian & Soviet historical interpretations," European Studies Review 121 (1982):17-44.

Fryer, Paul. "Heaven, Hell, or...something in between? Contrasting images of Siberia," in S. Medvedev (ed.) A General Theory of Russian Space: A Gay Science & a Rigorous Science (Helsinki, 1999).

Kobtzeff, Oleg. "Ruling Siberia: the imperial power, the Orthodox Church & the native people," Sibirica 2 (1986):6-15.

Lindgren, E.J. "An example of culture contact without conflict: Reindeer Tungus & Cossacks of Northwest Manchuria," American Anthropologist 40,4 (10-12/38):605-21.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Armstrong, T.E. Russian Settlement in the North (Cambridge, 1965).

Balzer, Marjorie Mandelstam. The Tenacity of Ethnicity: A Siberian Saga in Global Perspective (Princeton: Princeton U., 1999). Ethnohistory of N.W. Siberian Khanty (Ostiak).

Brower, Daniel R. & Edward J. Lazzerini (eds.) Russia's Orient: Imperial Borderlands & Peoples, 1700-1917 (Bloomington: Indiana U., 1997).

Diment, Galya & Yuri Slezkine (eds.) Between Heaven & Hell: The Myth of Siberia in Russian Culture (NY, 1993).

Forsyth, James. A History of the Peoples of Siberia: Russia's North Asian Colony, 1581-1990 (Cambridge, 1992).

Gibson, James R. Feeding the Russian Fur Trade: Provisionment of the Okhotsk Seaboard & the Kamchatka Penninsula, 1639-1856 (Madison: U. of Wisconsin, 1969).

Ingold, Tim. Hunters, Pastoralists & Ranchers: Reindeer Economies & their Transformations (Cambridge, 1980).

Kolarz, Walter. Peoples of the Soviet Far East (NY, 1954).

Lensen, George A. The Russo-Chinese War (Tallahassee, 1967). Defeat of Chinese on Amur River in 1900, which fueled over-confidence for encounter with Japan in 1906.

__________. The Russian Push toward Japan: Russo-Japanese Relations, 1697-1875 [1959] (NY: Octagon, 1959).

Levin, M.G. & L.P. Potapov (eds.) The Peoples of Siberia (Chicago: U. of Chicago, 1964).

Lincoln, W. Bruce. The Conquest of a Continent: Siberia & the Russians (NY, 1994).

Marks, Steven G. Road to Power: The Trans-Siberian Railroad & the Colonization of Asian Russia, 1850-1917 (Ithaca: Cornell, 1991).

Oakes, Jill & Rick Reive. Spirit of Siberia: Traditional Native Life, Clothing & Footwear (Washington, 1998).

Reid, Anna. The Shaman's Coat: A Native History of Siberia (NY: Walker, 2003).

Semyonov, Yuri N. Siberia: Its Conquest & Development (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1963).

Shinkarev, Leonid. The Land Beyond the Mountains (London, 1972).

Slezkine, Yuri. Arctic Mirrors: Russia & the Small Peoples of the North (Ithaca: Cornell, 1994).

Treadgold, Donald W. The Great Siberian Migration: Government & Peasant in Resettlement from Emancipation to the First World War (Princeton NJ: Princeton U., 1957).

Uvachan, V. Peoples of the Soviet North (Moscow, 1960).

Wood, Alan & R.A. French (eds.) The Development of Siberia: People & Resources (London, 1989).

__________ (ed.) The History of Siberia: From Russian Conquest to Revolution (N Y, 1991).

Znamenski, Andrei A. Shamanism & Christianity: Native Encounters with Russian Orthodox Missions in Siberia & Alaska, 1820-1917 (Westport CT: Greenwood, 1999).

In the Library: Fiction

Davidson, Lionel. Kolymsky Heights (NY: St. Martin's, 1994).

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor. The House of the Dead [ca. 1880] (trans. David MacDuff; Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1985).

Flynn, Robert & Dan Klepper. The Devil's Tiger (Forth Worth TX: Texas Christian U., 2000).

Kaminsky, Stuart M. Murder on the Trans-Siberian Express (NY: Warner, 2001).

Makine, Andrei. Once Upon the River Love (trans. Geoffrey Strachan; NY: Arcade, 1998).

Stonov, Dmitri. In the Past Night: The Siberian Stories (trans. Natash Stonov & Kathryn Darrell; Lubbock TX: Texas Tech U., 1995).

Ulitskaya, Ludmila. Sonechka & Other Stories (Moscow: GLAS, 1998).

White, Robin A. Siberian Light (NY: Delacorte, 1997).

__________. The Ice Curtain (NY: Delacorte, 2002).

In the Library: For Young Readers

Guillot, Rene. Grishka & the Bear (trans. Gwen Marsh; NY: Criterion, 1959).

Schuch, Steve. A Symphony of Whales (San Diego CA: Harcourt Brace, 1999).

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Dersu Uzala" [1975], dir. Akira Kurosawa, 141m. In video stores. Russian colonial soldiers rescued & inspired by rugged native hunter, who later succumbs to "civilization."

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