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Russian Identities: A Historical Survey

Nicholas V. Riasanovsky


This book investigates the question of Russian identity, looking at changes and continuing over a huge territory, many centuries, and a variety of political, social, and economic structures. Its main emphases are on the struggle against the steppe peoples, Orthodox Christianity, autocratic monarchy, and Westernization.

Keywords: Russian identity, steppe peoples, Orthodox Christianity, autocratic monarchy, Westernization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195156508
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156508.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas V. Riasanovsky, author
University of California, Berkeley (Emeritus)
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