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Title Imperial rule / edited by Alexei Miller and Alfred J. Rieber
Published Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (212 pages)
Series Pasts incorporated ; v. 1
Pasts incorporated ; v. 1
Contents The empire and the nation in the imagination of Russian nationalism / Alexei Miller -- The Russians and the Turks : imperialism and nationalism in the era of empires / Norman Stone, Sergei Podbolotov and Murat Yasar -- Imperial instead of national history : positioning modern German history on the map of European empires / Philipp Ther -- Justifying political power in 19th century Europe : the Habsburg monarchy and beyond / Maciej Janowski -- Schism once removed : sects, state authority, and meanings of religious toleration in imperial Russia / Paul W. Werth -- Redefining identities in the late Ottoman Empire : policies of conversion and apostasy / Selim Deringil -- Empire on Europe's periphery : Russian and western comparisons / Dominic Lieven -- The Spanish empire and its end : a comparative view in nineteenth and twentieth century Europe / Sebastian Balfour -- The Russian-American company as a colonial contractor for the Russian empire / Ilya Vinkovetsky -- The comparative ecology of complex frontiers / Alfred J. Rieber
Summary Renowned academics compare major features of imperial rule in the 19th century, reflecting a significant shift away from nationalism and toward empires in the studies of state building. The book responds to the current interest in multi-unit formations, such as the European Union and the expanded outreach of the United States. National historical narratives have systematically marginalized imperial dimensions, yet empires play an important role. This book examines the methods discerned in the creation of the Habsburg Monarchy, the Ottoman Empire, the Hohenzollern rule and Imperial Russia. It inspects the respective imperial elites in these empires, and it details the role of nations, religions and ideologies in the legitimacy of empire building, bringing the Spanish Empire into the analysis. The final part of the book focuses on modern empires, such as the German "Reich." The essays suggest that empires were more adaptive and resilient to change than is commonly thought
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Imperialism -- History -- 19th century.
Nationalism -- Russia -- History -- 19th century.
Europe -- Politics and government -- 1789-1900.
Russia (Federation) -- Politics and government -- 1801-1917
Turkey -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Form Electronic book
Author Miller, A. I. (Alekseń≠ I.)
Rieber, Alfred J.
LC no. 2004020458
ISBN 1281376663
1417575875 (electronic bk.)
6155211140 (electronic bk.)
9781417575879 (electronic bk.)
9786155211140 (electronic bk.)