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Nation and State in Late Imperial Russia
Nationalism and Russification on the Western Frontier, 1863–1914
Theodore R. Weeks
"A judicious assessment of extremely complicated ethnic-cultural issues.... A welcome contribution."—International History Review
"Weeks has made comprehensible for twentieth-century, educated Americans how official and unofficial Russia viewed non-Russians in an area of crucial importance for the future of both the tsarist and Soviet empires—Poland, Belorussia, and the western Ukraine.... The study is unquestionably a significant contribution to its field."—Edward Thaden, University of Illinois at Chicago
"A very fine piece of work. This is a topic of daunting complexity, and Weeks does it justice. He has used a very impressive array of sources, in almost all the relevant languages. His approach is balanced and careful, and his conclusions are thought provoking.... It will be a major contribution to our understanding of nationalism in Eastern Europe."—Sam Kassow, Trinity University
If one were to pick a single explanation for the fall of the tsarist and Soviet empires, it might well be Russia's inability to achieve a satisfactory relationship with non-Russian nationalities. Perhaps no other region demonstrates imperial Russia's "national dilemma" better than the western provinces and Kingdom of Poland, an extensive area inhabited by a diverse group of nationalities, including Poles, Jews, Ukrainians, Belorussians, Russians, and Lithuanians. Taking an in-depth look at this region during an era of intensifying national feeling, Weeks shows that the Russian government, even at the height of its empire, never came to terms with the question of nationality.
(1996) 311 pp.
Table of Contents
1. Nation, State, and Nationalism in the Romanov Empire
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