Inventing the Nation
By (author) Vera Tolz
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Russia by Vera Tolz
Book DescriptionThe question of national identity is central to the future of Russia. This extensive analysis, spans three centuries of Russian cultural history to place post-communist Russia within a broad historical background. The author focuses on three ways of defining Russia and Russians: Russia as a counterpart to the West; Russians as creators of a unique multi-ethnic community; and Russians as members of the community of Eastern Slavs. She then demonstrates how these three perspectives have dominated the views of Russia in the modern era and traces their origins back to writers and historians in the eighteenth century. Combining a rich historical study with a rigorous analytical framework, the book is an essential tool for understanding contemporary Russia.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780340677056
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Hodder Arnold
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 31-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Vera Tolz
Russia's Own Orient, Hardback (February 2011)
Russia's own Orient examines how intellectuals in early twentieth-century Russia offered a new and radical critique of the ways in which Oriental cultures were understood at the time
Nation and Gender in Contemporary Europe, Hardback (October 2005)
This is the first book offering a comprehensive comparative analysis of the intersection between nation-building and gender roles in East and West European societies post-1989.
European Democratization since 1800, Hardback (October 1999)» View all books by Vera Tolz
This volume examines factors associated with success and failure of historical episodes of democratization in Europe, giving a historical and comparative approach. It focuses on a series of important case studies, including Britain and the Netherlands, and the Weimar Republic.
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Author Biography - Vera Tolz
Vera Tolz is Professor of Russian Studies, University of Manchester.
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