Sibirya Araştırmaları Dergisi
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Cilt 2, Sayı 6  Kış 2014  (ISSN: 2147-8104, E-ISSN: )
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1416048258 AN ANALYSIS OF STUDIES ON SIBERIAN HISTORY, CULTURE, ARCHEOLOGY AND CIVILIZATION

Modern local historians attribute the historiography of Siberia to the records collected in Siberian Office which was founded when the area was invaded by Russia and was thus officialized in 1637 AD. They tend to refer to the pre-russian period via archeological findings. As a matter of fact, studies conducted in pre- and post-soviet periods clearly show this distinction. Archives of central governments which ruled Siberia especially from late 17th century on contain very important data on the area. Various correspondence, official reports, pictures drawn by explorers, scripts found in local and central bureaus, maps, documents, winter camps, explorations, problems on land administration needs, their diplomatic and strategical solutions, official reports on mineral explorations and administration were the first things coming to mind.