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100 1  Maiorova, Olga 
245 10 From the Shadow of Empire :|bDefining the Russian Nation 
       Through Cultural Mythology, 1855-1870 
264  1 Wisconsin :|bUniversity of Wisconsin Press,|c2010 
264  4 |c©2010 
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505 0  Intro -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- 
       Acknowledgments -- Note on Transliteration, Translation, 
       and Dates -- Introduction: Cultural Myth and National Self
       -Perception in the Turbulent Reform Era -- 1. A Shifting 
       Vision of the Nation: Constructs of Russianness in the 
       Aftermath of the Crimean War -- 2. The Varangian Legend: 
       Defining the Nation through the Foundation Myth -- 3. War 
       as Peace: The Symbol of Popular War during the Polish 
       Uprising (1863 -64) -- 4. Literary Representations of a 
       Nation at War: From Apocalyptic Battle to Beehive -- 5. 
       The Myth of Spiritual Descent: Remapping the Empire -- In 
       Place of a Conclusion: The Legacyof Reform-Era Nationalism
       -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index 
520    As nationalism spread across nineteenth-century Europe, 
       Russia's national identity remained murky: there was no 
       clear distinction between the Russian nation and the 
       expanding multiethnic empire that called itself "Russian."
       When Tsar Alexander II's Great Reforms (1855-1870s) 
       allowed some freedom for public debate, Russian 
       nationalist intellectuals embarked on a major project--
       which they undertook in daily press, popular 
       historiography, and works of fiction--of finding the 
       Russian nation within the empire and rendering the empire 
       in nationalistic terms. From the Shadow of Empire traces 
       how these nationalist writers refashioned key historical 
       myths--the legend of the nation's spiritual birth, the 
       tale of the founding of Russia, stories of Cossack 
       independence--to portray the Russian people as the ruling 
       nationality, whose character would define the empire. In 
       an effort to press the government to alter its traditional
       imperial policies, writers from across the political 
       spectrum made the cult of military victories into the 
       dominant form of national myth-making: in the absence of 
       popular political participation, wars allowed for the 
       people's involvement in public affairs and conjured an 
       image of unity between ruler and nation. With their 
       increasing reliance on the war metaphor, Reform-era 
       thinkers prepared the ground for the brutal Russification 
       policies of the late nineteenth century and contributed to
       the aggressive character of twentieth-century Russian 
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650  0 Nationalism - Mythology - Russia - 19th century 
655  4 Electronic books 
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