140x210 480 страниц. 2006 год. Harvard University Press Russia occupies a unique position in the Muslim world. Unlike any other non-Islamic state, it has ruled Muslim populations for more than five hundred years. Though Russia today is plagued by its unrelenting war in Chechnya, Russia's approach toward Islam once yielded stability. In stark contrast to the popular "clash of civilizations" theory that sees Islam inevitably in conflict with the West, Robert D.Crews reveals the remarkable ways in which Russia constructed an empire with broad Muslim support.