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Siberian and Arctic Pastorial Reindeer People

Studies of reindeer pastoralism had long been isolated from the rest of pastoralist studies. This is explained by geographic and institutional factors as well as by effects of the iron curtain, which separated the Soviet Union/Russia, the home of most groups and peoples practicing reindeer pastoralism, from the rest of the world. This special issue aims to provide an interested reader with an overview of the variety of interactions reindeer pastoralists have with their various landscapes.

Guest Editor: Kirill V. Istomin

  1. Traditional reindeer husbandry in Russia is a fascinating phenomenon of northern pastoralism and nomadism. Russia is home to over two-thirds of the world’s total domesticated reindeer herd. Reindeer husbandry ...

    Authors: Konstantin B. Klokov
    Citation: Pastoralism 2023 13:15
  2. This paper attempts to analyse diverse forms of reindeer pastoralism that exist in the European part of Russia from the viewpoint of landscape approach, that is as unique localized and historically developed i...

    Authors: Kirill V. Istomin
    Citation: Pastoralism 2023 13:11
  3. Svetlana V Pankova and St John Simpson (eds.) Masters of the Steppe: the Impact of the Scythians and Later Nomad Societies of Eurasia. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2020. Paperback; 802 pages; 604 figures, 21 tables, ISB...

    Authors: Robin Bendrey
    Citation: Pastoralism 2023 13:2