Makhach-Kala: NKIu DASSR, 1927. Large octavo (24.5 × 16.5 cm). Original printed self-wrappers; 20 pp. Front wrapper detached; else good, on toned stock.
Single issue, no. 5, of this series of laws and decrees by the government of the Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic of Dagestan (DASSR). While only a small sample, the brochure gathers various decrees which document the aggressive replacement of traditional Islamic culture and village law by the new Soviet hierarchy. It also marked the onset of Dagestani collectivization (1927-1940). Many of the new rules concern agriculture and political processes, but there is also a new prohibition on "marching and wounding one another with daggers, chains, and other objects on the head and other body parts during the religious festival days of 'Shakhsei-Vakhsei." References: Bruce Ware Robert, Dagestan: Russian Hegemony and Islamic Resistance in the North Caucasus (2010). One of 500 copies printed. Unsurprisingly, no copies located in KVK, OCLC.
Book ID: P6562