Imperial Visions: Nationalist Imagination and Geographical Expansion in the Russian Far East, 1840 1865

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April 2006



An intellectual/historiographical examination of the fundamental importance of geographical imagination in the mentalite of imperial Russia.


Foreword Nicholas V. Riasanovsky; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Map of the Russian Far East (c.1860); Part I: 1. Early visions and divinations; 2. National identity and world mission; 3. The rediscovery of the Amur; 4. The push to the Pacific; Part II: Introduction; 5. Dreams of a Siberian Mississippi; 6. Civilizing a savage realm; 7. Poised on the Manchurian frontier; 8. The Amur and its discontents; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.


'Mark Bassin's Imperial Visions is a work that will be appreciated by specialists in a wide array of disciplines. This is a masterful, groundbreaking book that combines intellectual history and geography in a way that has not been done before, shining a new light on the issues of Russian identity and the interrelationship between exploration, conquest and nationalism.' H-Net '... a solid work of scholarship ... a detailed study for the specialist reader, and a definitive work on a generally neglected aspect of nineteenth-century empire-building which may prove one day to be of great geopolitical importance.' Asian Affairs
EAN: 9780521026741
ISBN: 0521026741
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Studies in Historica'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2006
Seitenanzahl: 348 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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