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Lost kingdom, the quest for empire and the making of the Russian nation, from 1470 to the present, Serhii Plokhy

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Lost kingdom, the quest for empire and the making of the Russian nation, from 1470 to the present, Serhii Plokhy
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-378) and index
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Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Lost kingdom
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
972385471
Responsibility statement
Serhii Plokhy
Sub title
the quest for empire and the making of the Russian nation, from 1470 to the present
Summary
"In 2014, Russia annexed the Crimea and attempted to seize a portion of Ukraine. While the world watched in outrage, this blatant violation of national sovereignty was only the latest iteration of a centuries-long effort to expand Russian boundaries and create a pan-Russian nation. In Lost Kingdom, award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy argues that we can only understand the confluence of Russian imperialism and nationalism today by delving into the nation's history. Spanning over 500 years, from the end of the Mongol rule to the present day, Plokhy shows how leaders from Ivan the Terrible to Joseph Stalin to Vladimir Putin exploited existing forms of identity, warfare, and territorial expansion to achieve imperial supremacy. An authoritative and masterful account of Russian nationalism, Lost Kingdom chronicles the story behind Russia's belligerent empire-building quest"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
I. Inventing Russia -- The birth of the Tsardom -- The third Rome -- The imperial nation -- II. The reunification of Rusʹ -- The enlightened Empress -- The Polish challenge -- The battle for the borderlands -- III. The tripartite nation -- The advent of Ukraine -- Great, little, and white -- Killing the language -- IV. The revolution of nations -- The people's song -- The fall of the monarchy -- The Russian revolution -- V. The unbreakable union -- Lenin's victory -- National communism -- The return of Russia -- The great patriotic war -- The Soviet people -- VI. The new Russia -- Red flag down -- The Russian world -- The Russian war -- Epilogue
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