Published by Oxford University Press, Crimea in War and Transformation is the first book to examine the toll of the Crimean War on civilians living at or near the battlefields from mobilization through reconstruction. It also:
is the first book to consider the impact of the Crimean War on animals and the environment;
explores the aftermath of war, including the mass exodus of Crimean Tatars;
shows how violence transformed state and society at home and across the empire; and
provides crucial context for understanding Crimea's position in Russia and Ukraine today.
A collaboration with Russian language specialists, Dr. Nicholas Gossett and Ekaterina Zakharova, the CWTP makes the Russian imperial experience of the Crimean War accessible to Anglophone students and scholars by translating key documents of the Crimean War from Russian into English.
Contributing co-editor with Lucien J. Frary, Russian-Ottoman Borderlands: the Eastern Question Reconsidered. Madison: Wisconsin University Press 2014.
Christianizing Crimea: Shaping Sacred Space in the Russian Empire and Beyond. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2010.
Contributing co-editor with Philip L. Kohl and Nachman Ben-Yehuda, Selective Remembrances: Archaeology in the Construction, Commemoration, and Consecration of National Pasts. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.See More
Articles and Chapters
“Religion and the Crisis in Ukraine,” International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church.” 14:3 (2014): 219-241.
“Sermons of the Crimean War” (Introduction to and translation of) in Orthodox Christianity in Imperial Russia: A Sourcebook on Lived Religion. Indiana University Press, (August 2014).
“A Borderland Mission: The Russian Orthodox Church in the Black Sea Region,” Russian History 40 (2013): 111-132.
“Bishop in the Borderland: Archbishop Innokentii (Borisov), 1800-1857,” People of Empire: Lives of Culture and Power in Russian Eurasia, 1500-Present, edited Stephen M. Norris and Willard Sunderland. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012.
“The Crimean War, 1853-1856,” Kritika 13.4 (2012): 903-917.
“Casualties of Conflict: Crimean Tatars during the Crimean War,” Slavic Review 67.4 (2008): 862-891.
“Ruins into Relics: The Monument to St. Vladimir on the excavations of Chersonesos, 1827-1857,” Russian Review 63.4 (2004): 655–672.
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