Russian Empire: Space, People, Power, 1700-1930

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Jane Burbank, Mark Von Hagen, A. V. Remnev
Indiana University Press, 2007 - History - 538 pages
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Russian Empire offers new perspectives on the strategies of imperial rule pursued by rulers, officials, scholars, and subjects of the Russian empire. An international team of scholars explores the connections between Russia's expansion over vast territories occupied by people of many ethnicities, religions, and political experiences and the evolution of imperial administration and vision. The fresh research reflected in this innovative volume reveals the ways in which the realities of sustaining imperial power in a multiethnic, multiconfessional, scattered, and diffuse environment inspired political imaginaries and set limits on what the state could accomplish. Taken together, these rich essays provide important new frameworks for understanding Russia's imperial geography of power.

 

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Contents

Territorial Thought and Practice in theEighteenth Century
33
Representations ofthe Imperial Center in the Nineteenth and Early TwentiethCenturies
67
3 How Bashkiria Became Part of European Russia17621881
94
4 Mapping the Empires Economic Regions from the Nineteenthto the Early Twentieth Century
125
Ethnographic Knowledge EconomicExpediency and the Making of the USSR 19171924
139
people
167
6 Changing Conceptions of Difference Assimilation and Faith inthe VolgaKama Region 17401870
169
Estate Law and Rights in the EarlyTwentieth Century
196
The Kingdom of Poland in theMonetary Politics of the Russian Empire
295
12 The Muslim Question in Late Imperial Russia
320
13 The Zemstvo Reform the Cossacks and Administrative Policyon the Don 18641882
348
The State Dumas andthe Constitution of New National Elites
366
Russian Democracyand Finnish Nationalism in Search of Peaceful Coexistence
398
designs
423
16 Siberia and the Russian Far East in the Imperial Geographyof Power
425
17 Imperial Political Culture and Modernization in the Second Halfof the Nineteenth Century
455

The Don Cossacks 18701920
218
Designing a Traditional Culture ofViolence in the Russian Caucasus
239
Ethnographic andPolitical Authority in Early Soviet Siberia
268
institutions
293
Reimagining Empire
494
List of Contributors
511
Index
515
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Jane Burbank is Professor of History and of Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University.

Mark von Hagen is Boris Bakhmeteff Professor of Russian and East European Studies and Chair of the Department of History at Columbia University.

Anatolyi Remnev is Professor at Omsk State University.

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