A State of Nations: Empire and Nation-Making in the Age of by Ronald Grigor Suny, Terry Martin

By Ronald Grigor Suny, Terry Martin

This accrued quantity, edited by way of Ron Suny and Terry Martin, exhibits how the Soviet nation controlled to create a multiethnic empire in its early years, from the top of the Russian Revolution to the tip of global battle II. Bringing jointly the latest study on a large geographic diversity, from Russia to important Asia, this quantity is key analyzing for college kids and students of Soviet heritage and politics.

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This position is argued by Brubaker, Martin, Roeder, Slezkine, and Suny. See the works in the previous three notes. 22. For further discussion of these issues, see Joshua Sanborn, "The Mobilization of 1914 and the Question of the Russian Nation: A Reexamination," Slavic Review, 59, no. 2 (Summer 2000): 267-289; Scott J. Seregny, "Zemstvos, Peasants, and Citizenship: The Russian Adult Education Movement and World War I," Slavic Review 59, no. 2 (Summer 2000): 290-315; S. A. Smith, "Citizenship and the Russian Nation during so Introduction World replies 23.

Walter Kolarz, Russia and Her Colonies (New York: Praeger, 1952); Richard Pipes,The Formation of the Soviet Union: Communism and Nationalism, igij-igs^(Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1954). S. , 1958; rev. , 1965). 6. A notable exception being the work of Mary Matossian, The Impact of Soviet Policies in Armenia (Leiden: Brill, 1962). 7. Alex Inkeles and Raymond A. : Harvard University Press, 1961), p. 351. 8. Raymond A. Bauer, Alex Inkeles, and Clyde Kluckhohn, How the Soviet System Works: Cultural, Psychological and Social Themes (New York: Vintage, 1961), pp.

By the late nineteenth century, empires were those polities that were either uninterested or that had failed in the project of creating a nation-state. The fragility of twentiethcentury empires was related to the particular development of nationalism, the way it shifted from civil to ethnic in the nineteenth century, and the making of nations, which in time fused with the state, so that in the past two centuries the general project of most modern states has been a nationalizing one, that is, the making of a nation within the state and the achievement of the fusion of nation and state, the creation of a nation-state.

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