By Alexander Etkind
Starting with the fur exchange, which formed its huge, immense territory, and finishing with Russia’s cave in in 1917, Etkind explores serfdom, the peasant commune, and different associations of inner colonization. His account brings out the formative function of overseas colonies in Russia, the self-colonizing discourse of Russian classical historiography, and the progressive leaders’ illusory hopes for an alliance with the unique, pacifist sectarians. Transcending the limitations among background and literature, Etkind examines extraordinary writings approximately Russia’s imperial adventure, from Defoe to Tolstoy and from Gogol to Conrad.
This path-breaking ebook blends jointly ancient, theoretical and literary research in a hugely unique method. it is going to be crucial analyzing for college students of Russian historical past and literature and for somebody attracted to the literary and cultural features of colonization and its aftermath.
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Internal Colonization: Russia's Imperial Experience by Alexander Etkind