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Forging the Progressive Path: Literary Assemblies and Enlightenment Societies in Azerbaijan, 1850-1928

  title={Forging the Progressive Path: Literary Assemblies and Enlightenment Societies in Azerbaijan, 1850-1928},
  author={Kelsey Rice},
This dissertation examines the role ethnic Azeri enlightenment societies in the Southeastern Caucasus played in the broader movement of secular modernist reform throughout the Muslim world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth-century. These societies, which published literature and periodicals, founded schools, built reading rooms, and sponsored musical and dramatic performances, were the primary means through which intellectuals in Azerbaijan mobilized projects of cultural reform… 
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