Thesis ID: CBB795090986

Science and the Steppe: Agronomists, Nomads, and the Settler Colony on the Kazakh Steppe, 1881-1917 (2019)


Seitz, John Britton (Author)
Andrews, James T. (Advisor)

Iowa State University
Andrews, James T.
Publication date: 2019
Language: English

Publication Date: 2019
Physical Details: 299

In the late nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century, Russian officials and scientists undertook a project of exploiting the Kazakh Steppe to turn it into an agricultural breadbasket. However, this project ran into difficulties both among the indigenous nomadic Kazakh population and with the challenges of farming in a new environment. Therefore, officials and scientists turned to another group to attempt to transform the steppe, peasant settlers from European Russia. While they did not fully overcome the challenges and achieve their most extreme visions for the steppe, this process that included demographic, scientific, and economic changes would have far reaching affects on the story of Kazakhstan down to the present day.

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Authors & Contributors
Roberto Lorenzetti
Ashby, Jack
Aso, Michitake
Eamon, William C.
Kuriyama, Shigehisa
Loskutova, M. V.
Agricultural History
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
American Historical Review
Archives of Natural History
Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin Canadienne d'Histoire de la Medecine
Journal of Global History
The University of North Carolina Press
Cierre edizioni
Harvard University
University of Pennsylvania
Universidade de Lisboa
Science and society
Indigenous peoples; indigeneity
Strampelli, Nazareno
Margulis, Lynn
Zilsel, Edgar
Allport, Morton
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
20th century
18th century
17th century
Early modern
United States
Great Britain

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