Ethnographic Map of the Russian Empire, 1914

Title

Ethnographic Map of the Russian Empire, 1914

Subject

Rivers and imperial expansion. Rivers and Ethno-linquistic space. Ethno-linguistic map of Imperial Russia

Description

My favorite aspect of this map is its representation of the Russian population that stretches into Siberia and the far east along rivers, depicting Russian colonization. It also reveals various features that were excluded from the map but revealed by the ethnic patterns: such as the steppe/black earth belt (geography/ecology) and the path of the trans Siberian railroad (industrialization, geopolitics)

I think this map could be a useful tool for discussion in an undergraduate section. It presents a great stimulus for conversation even among students with little or no Russian language ability: Can students date it without seeing the date? Where are the Belorussians and Ukrainians (and why are they "missing")? How is it an ethno-linguistic map (and how is it not)? What is the significance of the dots representing the Jewish population? What does the fact that it was published by Ivan Sytin imply about the readership? (discuss the context of increased literacy and reading public). Inorodtsy.

MAP: published in Moscow

Creator

Ivan D. Sytin (1851-1934)

Source

http://beta.hollis.harvard.edu/primo_library/libweb/action/display.do?tabs=detailsTab&ct=display&fn=search&doc=HVD_ALEPH011746453&indx=4&recIds=HVD_ALEPH011746453&recIdxs=3&elementId=3&renderMode=poppedOut&displayMode=full&frbrVersion=&fctN=facet_creationdate&fctN=facet_rtype&fctN=facet_tlevel&dscnt=0&onCampus=false&rfnGrp=3&rfnGrp=2&rfnGrp=1&rfnGrp=show_only&query=any%2Ccontains%2CRussia+maps&scp.scps=scope%3A%28HVD%29&fctV=%5B1910+TO+1930%5D&fctV=Maps&fctV=online_resources&tab=books&dstmp=1409353145815&highlight=true&mode=Basic&search_scope=default_scope&displayField=all&vl(51615747UI0)=any&vl(1UIStartWith0)=contains&rfnGrpCounter=3&vl(freeText0)=Russia%20maps&vid=HVD&institution=HVD

Date

1914

Contributor

Megan K. Duncan Smith

Rights

Harvard Libraries?

Language

Russian

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Imperial Russia, Eurasia

Original Format

printed/published map

Files

Megan mini exercise.jpg

Citation

Ivan D. Sytin (1851-1934), “Ethnographic Map of the Russian Empire, 1914,” Mapping Cultural Space Across Eurasia, accessed December 7, 2022, https://eurasia.omeka.fas.harvard.edu/items/show/1.

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