Russia: People and Empire -

Russia: People and Empire




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Geoffrey Hosking's study provides a prism through which to view Russian history by posing the apparently simple question: what is Russia's national identity? 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.

Product code: 9780006383727

ISBN 9780006383727
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS38
No. Of Pages 576
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
'It is unlikely that a clearer, more stimulating account of the Russians' extraordinary period of imperial history will be written.' Philip Marsden, Spectator