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Book Presentation and a Seminar by Dr. Joo-Yup Lee, author of Qazaqlïq, or Ambitious Brigandage, and the Formation of the Qazaqs: State and Identity in Post-Mongol Central Eurasia. Leiden and Boston: Brill Publishers, 2016.

November 29 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Seminar in Ottoman and Turkish Studies presents a

Book Presentation and a Seminar by

Dr. Joo-Yup Lee, author of Qazaqlïq, or Ambitious Brigandage, and the Formation of the Qazaqs: State and Identity in Post-Mongol Central Eurasia. Leiden and Boston: Brill Publishers, 2016.

Winner of the Central Eurasia Society Studies 2017 Best Book Award
www.centraleurasia.org/book-award

Brill discount flyers for the book to be available.
www.brill.com/products/book/qazaqliq-or-ambitious-brigandage-and-formation-qazaqs

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 4:00-6:00 pm (refreshments will be provided)
NMC Conference Room, Bancroft Building 200B, 4 Bancroft Ave.

The first book to comprehensively cover the emergence of Kazakh identities within the broader cultural and political context of Central Eurasia. Avoiding the pitfall of projecting national identity back in time it shows what early Kazakhs thought made them distinct from other groups. The author brings historical phenomena such as the Zaporozhian Cossacks of Ukraine and the Don Cossacks of southern Russia into a much larger Central Eurasian world by focusing on the post-Mongol institution of qazaqlïq (cossackdom). The book is concise and engaging, as it tackles a vast geographical area, a number of ethnic groups, and a premodern time period. The work is impressive in terms of the breadth of research and the multilingual nature of the sources, both primary and secondary. It is a true exemplar of Central Eurasian studies and is also provocative — the author is clear about where his arguments and interpretations are building on or conflicting with interpretations of other scholars.

The Seminar in Ottoman and Turkish Studies is supported by the departments of History and Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, and the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

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Date:
November 29
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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The Seminar in Ottoman and Turkish Studies

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Near Middle Eastern Civilizations – BF200B
Bancroft Building, 4 Bancroft Avenue, 2nd floor (200B)
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1C1 Canada
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(416) 978-3306
Website:
http://nmc.utoronto.ca/