The Origins of the Slavic Nations : Premodern Identities in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus

  • Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2006
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1 online resource (400 p.) : digital, PDF file(s).
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  • 9780521864039 (hardback)
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  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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  • Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Note on transliteration, dates, and translations; Maps; Introduction; 1 The origins of Rus'; 2 What happened to the Rus' Land?; 3 The Lithuanian solution; 4 The rise of Muscovy; 5 The making of the Ruthenian nation; 6 Was there a reunification?; 7 The invention of Russia; 8 Ruthenia, Little Russia, Ukraine; Conclusions; Author index; General index
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  • A study of the origins of the modern Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian nations, covering the period from the tenth century to the reign of Peter I and his eighteenth-century successors, by which time the idea of nationalism had begun to influence the thinking of East Slavic elites.