Sep 1, 1964
final section of the book, which is devoted to the history of Ischboldin's family. Such history, however, would have real significance only if it were brought into the purview of a survey of the fate of baptized Tatar families in Russian, a study which is urgently needed. The book represents no advance in our knowledge, because Ischboldin obviously does not know the present state of research and has not used the scholarly literature that abounds today. Thus it would be difficult to gain from these essays an accurate impression of the significance of the Tatar period for Russian history.