Rcharles Weller

Rcharles Weller
Washington State University | WSU · Department of History

Doctor of Philosophy

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Publications (27)
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This paper addresses ongoing Western constructivist claims regarding the alleged Soviet-imposition of national borders, a common Western modernist view within older Sovietology and more recent post-colonialist scholarship treating Central Asia. It draws from post-Soviet Kazakh sources which themselves cite earlier Tsarist and Soviet Kazakh sources...
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A review essay (7 pp) featuring critical engagement with issues of post-colonialist, Kazakh religious and Islamic legal historiography raised by the volume. Contains multiple endnotes w/ ref to numerous relevant sources. Free-access link: https://academic.oup.com/jis/advance-article/doi/10.1093/jis/etab061/6397015?guestAccessKey=817e9da8-643e-4916...
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"This presentation highlights historical sources and achievements of Islamic Civilization in the so-called "Islamic Golden Age" (750-1250 CE). It addresses Islamic contributions to Western Civilization in the fields of science, medicine, philosophy, law, economics, literature, music, language, education and other relevant areas from the 10th to 17t...
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Within a larger world historical context of crosscultural contact and exchange, various forms of Western and Islamic law have reciprocally influenced one another throughout their long centuries of interaction, from the rise of Islam in the early-seventh century to the fifteenth-century CE and beyond. These centuries-long exchanges included not only...
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This chapter places the general theme as well as individual chapter contributions of the volume in global historical perspective. It summarizes and situates each chapter’s contribution within the frame of the volume, relating the volume as a whole to other relevant literature and addressing essential points of debate along the way.
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This book engages the diverse meanings and interpretations of Islamic and Western law which have affected people and societies across the globe, past and present, in correlation to the epistemological groundings of those meanings and interpretations. The volume takes a distinctively comparative approach, advancing dialogue on crucial transnational...
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"...the spread of (Black African) Islam to the Americas via the Transatlantic Slave Trade. This is my main topic, with emphasis upon three aspects of this Transatlantic exchange: (1) the heritage of the Islamic Golden Age in the Americas, (2) the interaction of Black African Islam with indigenous (i.e., Native) American traditions and (3) the impli...
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This chapter places the emergence of the ‘new world histories’ within the context of an increasingly interconnected and interdependent—i.e., globalizing—world, but questions to what extent the various approaches, themes and emphases—‘transnational’, ‘comparative’, ‘global’, ‘crosscultural’, etc.—of the ‘new world histories’ represent genuinely ‘new...
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This chapter picks up from chapter one on the tension between ‘old’ Eurocentric and nationalistic verses ‘new’ global(ist)–multiculturalist historiography from World War Two down to the present, with emphasis on the problem of the continuing conflation and alleged supremacy of ‘Western’ and ‘White Civilization’ within Western and World History narr...
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This book makes a unique and timely contribution to world/global historical studies and related fields. It places essential world historical frameworks by top scholars in the field today in clear, direct relation to and conversation with one other, offering them opportunity to enrich, elucidate and, at times, challenge one another. It thereby aims...
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“Interview: Islam in the life of Kazakhs: From conversion to current times,” Central Asian Analytical Network, March 10, 2017 (URL: http://caa-network.org/archives/8551)
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"...the long history of prejudiced, denigrating and, at times, outright violent Western Christian and secular racist attitudes and policies toward Jews, which ultimately culminated in the Holocaust, have been directed toward Muslims in nearly equal measure across the centuries. While not resulting in anything on the scale of a holocaust, similar un...
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Review of Conflict, Conquest, and Conversion: Two Thousand Years of Christian Missions in the Middle East, by E.H. Tejirian and R.S. Simon (Columbia University Press, 2012), in Journal for the Academic Study of Religion, Vol 28, No 3 (2015): 346-347. (DOI: 10.1558/jasr.v28i3.26164)
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Review of Patshilik Resei zhanye Kenges Imperialarining Kazakstandagi Ruhani Otarlau Sayasatining Zardaptari (XIX gasirding 70-80 zhildari – XXI gasirding basi) [Consequences of the Policies of Spiritual Colonization in Kazakhstan under the Russian and Soviet Empires (1870-80s – the Beginning of the 21st Century), by S.M. Mashimbaev and G.S. Mashim...
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This article makes initial observations on various historical relations and analogical comparisons between the Central Asian Muslim and Korean modernist reform and independence movements from 1850 to 1940. It presents a more nuanced and integrated understanding of Asian and world history as it took shape across “the long 19th century” while also la...
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R. Charles Weller, Review Essay on The Great Game, 1856-1907: Russo-British Relations in Central and East Asia, on Reviews in History (review no. 1611) (URL: http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/1611)
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Amidst the continuing atmosphere of post-Soviet revivalism, historiographical debates over Central Asian as well as broader world religious-cultural history and identity continue to be voiced among Kazakh scholars. In examining these debates through his own careful translations of key Kazakh-language sources, the author highlights the internal stru...
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Weller, R. Charles (2014), "Kellner-Heinkele, Barbara and Jacob M. Landau. Language Politics in Contemporary Central Asia: National and Ethnic Identity and the Soviet Legacy. London: I.B. Tauris, 2012.," Journal of International and Global Studies, Vol. 5, No. 2 (Apr 2014). https://digitalcommons.lindenwood.edu/jigs/vol5/iss2/19
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"This talk outlines interrelated developments surrounding ethnicity and language in post-Soviet Kazakhstan between 1990 and the present, viewed in broader historical perspective. It focuses attention upon the Kazakh and Russian peoples living in Kazakhstan and their respective national languages as these impact: (1) their mutual perceptions of and...

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