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Imagining Russian regions : subnational identity and civil society in nineteenth-century Russia

Title
Imagining Russian regions : subnational identity and civil society in nineteenth-century Russia / by Susan Smith-Peter.
ISBN
9789004353497
9004353496
Publication
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2018]
Physical Description
xiv, 328 pages ; 25 cm.
Summary
"In Imagining Russian Regions: Subnational Identity and Civil Society in Nineteenth-Century Russia, Susan Smith-Peter shows how ideas of civil society encouraged the growth of subnational identity in Russia before 1861. Adam Smith and G.W.F. Hegel's ideas of civil society influenced Russians and the resulting plans to stimulate the growth of civil society also formed subnational identities. It challenges the view of the provinces as empty space held by Nikolai Gogol, who rejected the new non-noble provincial identity and welcomed a noble-only district identity. By 1861, these non-noble and noble publics would come together to form a multi-estate provincial civil society whose promise was not fulfilled due to the decision of the government to keep the peasant estate institutionally separate."--Provided by publisher.
Variant and related titles
Subnational identity and civil society in nineteenth-century Russia
Other formats
Electronic version: Smith-Peter, Susan Joan, 1972- Imagining Russian regions. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017]
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
January 10, 2018
Series
Russian history and culture (Leiden, Netherlands) ; v. 19.
Russian history and culture ; volume 19
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
The imperial logic of Russian space
The era of small reforms: the rise of a non-noble provincial identity under Nicholas I
What should rural Russia be?: the shift from paternalism to abolitionism among the Russian nobility, 1830s-50s
Former serfs and masters united by shared property rights: Hegel and the case for a new rural civil society
Centralization and its discontents: the clash between the state and the followers of the Hegelian idea of civil society
Conclusion: subnational identity and civil society in nineteenth-century Russia.
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