Brian J. Boeck is Assistant Professor in the History Department at DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois.
Imperial Boundaries: Cossack Communities and Empire-Building in the Age of Peter the Greatby Brian J. Boeck
A study of imperial expansion and local transformation on Russia's Don Steppe frontier during the age of Peter the Great.See more details below
A study of imperial expansion and local transformation on Russia's Don Steppe frontier during the age of Peter the Great.
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Table of ContentsIntroduction;
1. Beyond borders, between worlds: Russian Empire and the making of the Don Steppe Frontier;
2. People and power on the frontier: liberty, diversity, and de-centralization in the Don region to 1700;
3. A middle ground between autonomy and dependence: the raiding economy of the Don Steppe Frontier to 1700;
4. Boundaries of integration or exclusion? Migration, mobility, and state sovereignty on the southern Frontier to 1700;
5. Testing the boundaries of imperial alliance: co-operation, negotiation and resistance in the era of Razin (1667-1681);
6. Between Rus' and Rossiia: realigning the boundaries of Cossack communities in a time of migration and transition (1681-1695);
7. The era of Raskol: religion and rebellion (1681-1695);
8. Incorporation without integration: the Azov Interlude (1695-1711);
9. From frontier to borderland: the demarcation of the Steppe and the delegitimation of raiding (1696-1710);
10. Boundaries of land, liberty, and identity: making the Don region legible to imperial officials (1696-1706);
11. The Bulavin uprising: the last stand of the old Steppe (1706-1709);
12. Reshaping the Don in the imperial image: power, privilege, and patronage in the post-Bulavin era (1708-1739);
13. Closing the Cossack community: recording and policing the boundaries of group identity (1708-1739);
14. A borderline state of mind: the closing of the Don Steppe frontier (1708-1739); Afterword.
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