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Author Plokhy, Serhii, 1957- author.

Title Lost kingdom : the quest for empire and the making of the Russian nation, from 1470 to the present / Serhii Plokhy.

Publication Info. New York : Basic Books, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    947 PLO    Available
Edition First edition.
Description xiii, 398 pages, 12 pages of plates : maps ; 25 cm
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Summary "In 2014, Russia annexed the Crimea and attempted to seize a portion of Ukraine. While the world watched in outrage, this blatant violation of national sovereignty was only the latest iteration of a centuries-long effort to expand Russian boundaries and create a pan-Russian nation. In Lost Kingdom, award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy argues that we can only understand the confluence of Russian imperialism and nationalism today by delving into the nation's history. Spanning over 500 years, from the end of the Mongol rule to the present day, Plokhy shows how leaders from Ivan the Terrible to Joseph Stalin to Vladimir Putin exploited existing forms of identity, warfare, and territorial expansion to achieve imperial supremacy."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-378) and index.
Contents I. Inventing Russia -- The birth of the Tsardom -- The third Rome -- The imperial nation -- II. The reunification of Rusʹ -- The enlightened Empress -- The Polish challenge -- The battle for the borderlands -- III. The tripartite nation -- The advent of Ukraine -- Great, little, and white -- Killing the language -- IV. The revolution of nations -- The people's song -- The fall of the monarchy -- The Russian revolution -- V. The unbreakable union -- Lenin's victory -- National communism -- The return of Russia -- The great patriotic war -- The Soviet people -- VI. The new Russia -- Red flag down -- The Russian world -- The Russian war -- Epilogue.
Subject Nationalism -- Russia.
Nationalism -- Soviet Union.
Russia -- History.
Russia -- Territorial expansion.
Soviet Union -- History.
Soviet Union -- Territorial expansion.
Ukraine -- History.
Belarus -- History.
Imperialism -- History.
Other Form: Online version: Plokhy, Serhii, 1957- Lost kingdom. New York : Basic Books, 2017 9780465097395
ISBN 9780465098491 (hardcover)
0465098495 (hardcover)
Standard No. 40027548036

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