Week 3: Russian History
What are – according to Karamzin – the characteristic features of Russian history?
- What does Chaadaev criticise?
- How does Kireevskij describe the relationship between European and Russian culture?
- Is there a 'special path' in Russian history?
Karamzin, N.M., ‘Love of Country and National Pride’ , in Raeff, Marc (ed.), Russian Intellectual History: An Anthology (New York, 1966), pp. 107-112.
Chaadaev, Petr I., ‘Letters on the Philosophy of History: First Letter’ , in ibid., pp. 160-173.
Kireevski, Ivan V., ‘On the Nature of European Culture and its Relations to the Culture of Russia’ , in ibid. pp. 175-207.
The book with the three sources (Karamzin, Chaadaev, Kireevski) can be found here.
Lieven, Dominic, Empire. The Russian Empire and Its Rivals (London, 2000), pp. 201-261 [= Chapter 6: ‘The Russian Empire, Regions, Peoples, Geopolitics; Chapter 7: ‘The Tsarist State and the Russian People’], p. 262-287 [= Chapter 8: Tsarist Empire: Power, Strategy, Decline]
Mocha, Frank, ‘The Karamzin-Lelewel Controversy’, Slavic Review 31 (1972), pp. 592-610.
Hosking, Geoffrey, Russia: People and Empire, 1552-1917, (London, 1998), pp. 3-285.
Black, J. L., Nicholas Karamzin and Russian Society in the Nineteenth Century: A Study in Russian Political and Historical Thought (Toronto, 1975).
Kappeler, Andreas, The Russian Empire: A Multiethnic History, (Essex, 2001), pp. 213-282 [= Chapter 6: ‘The National Challenge’, Chapter 7: ‘The Reaction of the State. Policy on Nationalities 1831-1904’].
Lieven, The Russian Empire and Its Rivals, pp. 158-198 [= Chapter 5: ‘The Habsburg Empire’].
Miller, Alexei, 'Russification or Russifications?', in Alexei Miller, The Romanov Empire and Nationalism (Budapest, New York 2008), pp. 45-65
Knight, Nathaniel, ‘Science, Empire, and Nationality: Ethnography in the Russian Geographical Society, 1845-1855’, in Jane Burbank and David L. Ransel (eds.), Imperial Russia. New Histories for the Empire (Bloomington 1998), pp. 108-141.
Saunders, David B., ‘Historians and Concepts of Nationality in Early Nineteenth-Century Russia’, The Slavonic and East European Review, 60 (1982), pp. 44-62.
Suny, Ronald G., ‘The Empire Strikes Out. Imperial Russia, “National” Identity, and Theories of Empire’, in Suny, and Martin, Terry (eds), A State of Nations. Empire and Nation Making in the Age of Stalin (Oxford, 2001), pp. 23-66. (electronic resource – University Library).
Thomas, Kevin Tyner, 'Collecting the Fatherland: Early-Nineteenth-Century Proposals for a Russian National Museum', in Jane Burbank and David L. Ransel (eds.), Imperial Russia. New Histories for the Empire (Bloomington 1998), pp. 91-107.