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Transformation on the Southern Ukrainian steppe : letters and papers of Johann Cornies / translated by Ingrid I. Epp ; edited by Harvey L. Dyck, Ingrid I. Epp, and John R. Staples.

Other author/creatorDyck, Harvey L. (Harvey Leonard)
Other author/creatorStaples, John Roy, 1961-
Other author/creatorEpp, Ingrid I. (Ingrid Ilse)
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoToronto : University of Toronto Press, 2015-
Descriptionvolumes : map ; 24 cm.
Supplemental Content Full text available from Ebook Central - Academic Complete
Series Tsarist and Soviet Mennonite Studies
Tsarist and Soviet Mennonite studies. ^A539187
Contents v. 1. 1812-1835.
Summary In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the Russian empire opened the grasslands of southern Ukraine to agricultural settlement. Among the immigrants who arrived were communities of Prussian Mennonites, recruited as "model colonists" to bring progressive agricultural methods to the east. 'Transformation on the Southern Ukrainian steppe' documents the Tsarist Mennonite experience through the papers of Johann Cornies (1789-1848), an ambitious and energetic leader of the Mennonite colony of Molochna. Cornies was well connected in the imperial government, and his papers offer a window not just into the world of the Molochna Mennonites but also into the Tsarist state's relationship with the national minorities of the frontier: Mennonites, Doukhbors, Nogai Tartars, and Jews. This selection of his letters and reports, translated into English, is an invaluable resource for scholars of all aspects of life in Tsarist Ukraine and for those interested in Mennonite history.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Access restrictionAvailable only to authorized users.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2015301986
ISBN9781442645066 (v. 1 : bound : acid-free paper)
ISBN1442645067 (v. 1 : bound : acid-free paper)

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