Russian Identities: A Historical Survey

Russian Identities: A Historical Survey

by Nicholas V. Riasanovsky
     
 

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This book investigates the question of Russian identity, looking at changes and continues over a huge territory, many centuries, and a variety of political, social, and economic structures. Its main emphases are on the struggle against the steppe peoples, Orthodox Christianity, autocratic monarchy, and Westernization.

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This book investigates the question of Russian identity, looking at changes and continues over a huge territory, many centuries, and a variety of political, social, and economic structures. Its main emphases are on the struggle against the steppe peoples, Orthodox Christianity, autocratic monarchy, and Westernization.

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"David Stone unquestionably achieves a highly engaging, coherent synthesis of the formation and elaboration of 'Russian-ness.'"—Gregory L. Freeze, The Historian

"An elegantly written book."—Charles Timberlake, Journal of Interdisciplinary History

"A superb volume in which Riasanovsky brings a lifetime of study to bear on the puzzling question of what it means to be RussianIt will surely take its place on the required reading lists of graduate students in the field."—Jack M. Lauber, History: Reviews of New Books

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195156508
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/29/2005
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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University of California, Berkeley (Emeritus)

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