The Volga Tatars

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This is the first Western language study that investigates the history of the Volga Tatars since the Tenth Century A.D. The central theme of the book is the shaping and evolution of the identity of these people, focusing on the history of the first non-Christian and non-Slavic people incorporated into the Russian state.


Professor Rorlich has spent many years investigating the history of the Volga Tatars and of the Turkic and Muslim peoples of the Soviet Union. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin and is today a member of the Department of History at the University of Southern California.