Notes on the birth of Russian Turkestan's fiscal system: A view from the Fergana oblast'

Beatrice Penati

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Abstract

Just after the conquest of the Kokand khanate in 1876, the new Russian rulers carried out land surveying and land-tax assessment in the rich and densely populated Fergana province. These "organisation works" constituted the most consistent attempt ever to establish a cadastral system in Russian Turkestan. Differently from what would happen later, they incorporated tentative claims to bring under control the land rights of the Muslim rural population and to internalise the process of land-tax raising. In this context, Russian local officials tested alternative and partly contradictory policies, and their results served as a background experience for the Turkestan Statute of 1886.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)739-769
Number of pages31
JournalJournal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient
Volume53
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2010

Keywords

  • Fergana oblast
  • Russian Empire
  • fiscal system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics and Econometrics

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