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The Resource Children of Rusʹ : right-bank Ukraine and the invention of a Russian nation, Faith Hillis

Children of Rusʹ : right-bank Ukraine and the invention of a Russian nation, Faith Hillis

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Children of Rusʹ : right-bank Ukraine and the invention of a Russian nation
Title
Children of Rusʹ
Title remainder
right-bank Ukraine and the invention of a Russian nation
Statement of responsibility
Faith Hillis
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Children of Rus{u2019}, Faith Hillis recovers an all but forgotten chapter in the history of the tsarist empire and its southwestern borderlands. The right bank, or west side, of the Dnieper River{u2014}which today is located at the heart of the independent state of Ukraine{u2014}was one of the Russian empire{u2019}s last territorial acquisitions, annexed only in the late eighteenth century. Yet over the course of the long nineteenth century, this newly acquired region nearly a thousand miles from Moscow and St. Petersburg generated a powerful Russian nationalist movement. Claiming to restore the ancient customs of the East Slavs, the southwest{u2019}s Russian nationalists sought to empower the ordinary Orthodox residents of the borderlands and to diminish the influence of their non-Orthodox minorities. Right-bank Ukraine would seem unlikely terrain to nourish a Russian nationalist imagination. It was among the empire{u2019}s most diverse corners, with few of its residents speaking Russian as their native language or identifying with the culture of the Great Russian interior. Nevertheless, as Hillis shows, by the late nineteenth century, Russian nationalists had established a strong foothold in the southwest{u2019}s culture and educated society; in the first decade of the twentieth, they secured a leading role in local mass politics. By 1910, with help from sympathetic officials in St. Petersburg, right-bank activists expanded their sights beyond the borderlands, hoping to spread their nationalizing agenda across the empire. Exploring why and how the empire{u2019}s southwestern borderlands produced its most organized and politically successful Russian nationalist movement, Hillis puts forth a bold new interpretation of state-society relations under tsarism as she reconstructs the role that a peripheral region played in attempting to define the essential characteristics of the Russian people and their state
Cataloging source
NIC/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hillis, Faith
Dewey number
320.540947
Index
index present
LC call number
DK508.772
LC item number
.H55 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nationalism
  • Nationalism
  • Ukraine
  • Russia
  • Ukraine
  • Russia
Label
Children of Rusʹ : right-bank Ukraine and the invention of a Russian nation, Faith Hillis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The Little Russian idea and the invention of a Rusʹ nation -- The Little Russian idea in the 1860s -- The Little Russian idea and the imagination of Russian and Ukrainian nations -- Nationalizing urban politics -- Concepts of liberation -- Electoral politics and regional governance -- Nationalizing the empire -- The limits of the Russian nationalist vision
Control code
829446189
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 329 pages
Isbn
9780801452192
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013008819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)829446189
Label
Children of Rusʹ : right-bank Ukraine and the invention of a Russian nation, Faith Hillis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The Little Russian idea and the invention of a Rusʹ nation -- The Little Russian idea in the 1860s -- The Little Russian idea and the imagination of Russian and Ukrainian nations -- Nationalizing urban politics -- Concepts of liberation -- Electoral politics and regional governance -- Nationalizing the empire -- The limits of the Russian nationalist vision
Control code
829446189
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 329 pages
Isbn
9780801452192
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013008819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)829446189

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