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From Empire to Eurasia
Politics, Scholarship, and Ideology in Russian Eurasianism, 1920's–1930's
"Through careful and insightful analysis of the lives and ideas of these Eurasianists, Glebov provides new perspectives on the Russian, European, and Asian influences that informed their thinking, how they argued over concepts, and how they dealt with the continuing existence of the Soviet state and, ultimately, fell apart. . . . Highly recommended." —CHOICE
“This book is a long-awaited culmination of several years of articles and, most recently, a Russianlanguage collection of annotated documents on the history of one of the most fascinating intellectual movements to emerge from the Russian postrevolutionary emigration. The tragic conclusion to Glebov’s story reads like a genuine tale of espionage.”—Mark von Hagen, coeditor of The Empire and Nationalism at War
The Eurasianist movement was launched in the 1920s by a group of young Russian émigrés who had recently emerged from years of fighting and destruction. Drawing on the cultural
fermentation of Russian modernism in the arts and literature, as well
as in politics and scholarship, the movement sought to reimagine the
former imperial space in the wake of Europe’s Great War. Eurasianists
argued that as an heir to the nomadic empires of the steppes, Russia
should follow a non-European path of development.
May 2017,6x9, 238 pp., 2 illus.
Sergey Glebov is associate professor of history at Smith College and Amherst College. He received his MA from Central European University and his PhD from Rutgers University. He is a founding editor of Ab Imperio: Studies of New Imperial History and Nationalism in the Post-Soviet Space.
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