Russia: People and Empire

Russia: People and Empire: 1552–1917

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, European History, Russian History
Paperback Published on: 16/03/1998
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‘It is unlikely that a clearer, more stimulating account of the Russians’ extraordinary period of imperial history will be written.’ Philip Marsden, Spectator

Geoffrey Hosking’s landmark book provides us with a new prism through which to view Russian history by posing the apparently simple question: what is Russia’s national identity?

Hosking answers this with brilliant originality: his thesis is that the needs of Russia’s empire prevented the creation of a Russian nation. The Tsars, and before them the Grand Dukes of Moscow, were empire builders rather than nation builders and, as consequence, profoundly alienated ordinary Russians.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780006383727
  • Number of pages: 576
  • Weight: 402g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 38 mm

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