Slavic rev. volume 56, issue 3, P582-583 1997 DOI: 10.2307/2500958 View full text
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Milan Hauner

Abstract: Slavic Review the kind of work for which we may hope as the new generation of Kazakh historians appears. Despite its somewhat broad title, the book is a history of the formation, and then the defeat, of the Alash Orda. Begun as a quasi-political party by a small group of Russian-educated high-born Kazakhs, Alash Orda (or "the Horde of Alash," the legendary founder of the Kazakh people) was forced by the February revolution, and by the power vacuums this left in the steppe, to attempt to form a government that …

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