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Sheki Rebellion of 1930

An Average Azeri Village (1930): Remembering Rebellion in the Caucasus Mountains

Author: Bruce Grant
Source: Slavic Review, Vol. 63, No. 4 (Winter, 2004), pp. 705-731
Published by: The American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies

Bruce Grant
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Ph.D. 1993, Rice University; B.A. 1985, McGill University.

Areas of Research/Interest
The former Soviet Union, Siberia, the Caucasus; Azerbaijan; (post-) Soviet cultural politics; shamanism; Islam; cinema; histories of anthropology.

Inner Asian Wisdom Traditions in the Pre-Mongol Period

Author: Robert Dankoff
Source: Journal of the American Oriental Society, Vol. 101, No. 1, Oriental Wisdom (Jan. - Mar., 1981), pp. 87-95
Published by: American Oriental Society

Robert Dankoff
Professor of Turkish and Islamic Studies, Emeritus

Robert Dankoff grew up in Rochester, N.Y. After receiving his BA from Columbia University (1964) he served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Turkey and then went to Harvard University where he received his PhD (1971). He taught at Brandeis University and the University of Arizona before coming to the University of Chicago (1979), where he is Professor of Turkish and Islamic Studies. His research has concentrated on linguistic and literary topics relating to Ottoman Turkish texts and also to the earliest Islamic Turkish texts in Central Asia. He has published several text editions and translations, including: Wisdom of Royal Glory (Kutadgu Bilig): A Turko-Islamic Mirror for Princes (1983) and The Intimate Life of an Ottoman Statesman: Melek Ahmed Pasha (1588-1662), as portrayed in Evliya Çelebi's Book of Travels (Seyahat-name) (1991).

Islam and Toleration: Studying the Ottoman Imperial Model

Author: Karen Barkey
Source: International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society, Vol. 19, No. 1/2, The New Sociological Imagination II (Dec., 2005), pp. 5-19

Karen Barkey was born in Istanbul, Turkey. After she graduated from the Lycée Notre Dame de Sion, in Istanbul, she moved to the United States for her college education. She got her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College. She then got a M.A. degree from The University of Washington and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She is currently professor of Sociology and History at Columbia University.