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Imperial Visions : Nationalist Imagination and Geographical Expansion in the Russian Far East, 18401865.

Author: Mark Bassin
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Series: Cambridge Studies in Historical Geography, 29.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Written from the perspective of both historical geography and intellectual history, Imperial Visions demonstrates the fundamental importance of geographical imagination in the mentalit of imperial Russia. The work offers a truly novel perspective on the complex and ambivalent ideological relationship between Russian nationalism, geographical identity, and imperial expansion.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Bassin
ISBN: 9780511052507 0511052502 0511150202 9780511150203 1280416580 9781280416583 9780511493638 0511493630
OCLC Number: 475870031
Description: 1 online resource (349 pages).
Contents: Preliminaries; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Map of the Russian Far East (c. 1860); Introduction; 1 Early visions and divinations; 2 National identity and world mission; 3 The rediscovery of the Amur; 4 The push to the Pacific; 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; Cambridge Studies in Historical Geography.
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Historical Geography, 29.

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