Item description for The Romanov Empire and Nationalism by Alexei Miller...
Russian historiography - at least as it is reflected in history textbooks - has been invariably focused on the central state, to the power. The national historiographies of the peoples that were once part of the empire, on the other hand, concentrate on their own nation, and the empire for them is only a burdensome context in which a particular nation was "waking up", maturing and fighting for independence. Miller addresses the complex fabric of interaction between the imperial authority and local communities in the Romanov empire.Some of the questions that he seeks to answer include: How did the authorities structure the space of the empire? What were the economic relations between the borderlands and the center? How and why was the use of different languages regulated? How did the central authorities and local officials create and implement policies regarding different population groups? How did the experience, acquired in particular borderlands, influence the policies of the authorities in other borderlands, whether by borrowing administrative strategies and legal decisions or through officials who often changed their place of service several times during their careers? How did the local elites and communities react to the policies of the imperial authorities? How did they uphold their special interests if the empire encroached on them, but also - how did they collaborate with the empire and how did they use imperial resources for local interests?
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Studio: Central European University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6.2" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date May 30, 2008
Publisher Central European University Press
ISBN 963977619X ISBN13 9789639776197
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More About Alexei Miller
Alexei Miller is Professor of History at Central European University and formerly research fellow at the Russian Academy of the Sciences.