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The Elusive Empire: Kazan and the Creation of Russia, 1552-1671 (Paperback)
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The Elusive Empire: Kazan and the Creation of Russia, 1552-1671 (Paperback)

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Paperback 296 Pages / Published: 30/01/2012
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Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299285142
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

""Elusive Empire" is the story of the colonial project and expansion down the multiethnic Volga, which made Russia a permanent great power. With attention to all parties involved, and based on massive, fresh archival research, Matthew Romaniello provides a surprising and exciting tableau and account."--David M. Goldfrank, Georgetown University


"On the basis of impressive archival research, this book sets out a remarkable analysis of the policies, institutions, and modes of rule practiced in the newly conquered territories, thus providing a welcome view into how imperial rule took shape on the ground."--Valerie A. Kivelson, author of "Cartographies of Tsardom: The Land and Its Meanings in Seventeenth-Century Russia"


""Elusive Empire" is a thoroughly researched, sophisticated analysis of the way in which the Russian Empire took shape in Kazan."--"The Russian Review"

"Elusive Empire" is the story of the colonial project and expansion down the multiethnic Volga, which made Russia a permanent great power. With attention to all parties involved, and based on massive, fresh archival research, Matthew Romaniello provides a surprising and exciting tableau and account. David M. Goldfrank, Georgetown University"


On the basis of impressive archival research, this book sets out a remarkable analysis of the policies, institutions, and modes of rule practiced in the newly conquered territories, thus providing a welcome view into how imperial rule took shape on the ground. Valerie A. Kivelson, author of "Cartographies of Tsardom: The Land and Its Meanings in Seventeenth-Century Russia""


"Elusive Empire" is a thoroughly researched, sophisticated analysis of the way in which the Russian Empire took shape in Kazan. "The Russian Review"
"

Elusive Empire is the story of the colonial project and expansion down the multiethnic Volga, which made Russia a permanent great power. With attention to all parties involved, and based on massive, fresh archival research, Matthew Romaniello provides a surprising and exciting tableau and account. David M. Goldfrank, Georgetown University

"

On the basis of impressive archival research, this book sets out a remarkable analysis of the policies, institutions, and modes of rule practiced in the newly conquered territories, thus providing a welcome view into how imperial rule took shape on the ground. Valerie A. Kivelson, author of Cartographies of Tsardom: The Land and Its Meanings in Seventeenth-Century Russia

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A thorough and painstaking discussion of the period in which the Russian Empire and its Eurasian nature was established. Peter Gordon, The Asian Review of Books"
Elusive Empire is a thoroughly researched, sophisticated analysis of the way in which the Russian Empire took shape in Kazan. The Russian Review
"
The text is enlivened by numerous vivid vignettes and significantly enhanced by the illustrations, tables, and especially maps. . . . This is an outstanding book. The Slavic Review
"
Matthew Romaniello s interesting book . . . is coherent, well grounded in the sources, and persuasive. His Elusive Empire is a real achievement casting a new light on the periphery of the expanding early modern Russian state. Cahiers du Monde Russe
"

"Elusive Empire is the story of the colonial project and expansion down the multiethnic Volga, which made Russia a permanent great power. With attention to all parties involved, and based on massive, fresh archival research, Matthew Romaniello provides a surprising and exciting tableau and account."--David M. Goldfrank, Georgetown University


"On the basis of impressive archival research, this book sets out a remarkable analysis of the policies, institutions, and modes of rule practiced in the newly conquered territories, thus providing a welcome view into how imperial rule took shape on the ground."--Valerie A. Kivelson, author of Cartographies of Tsardom: The Land and Its Meanings in Seventeenth-Century Russia


"A thorough and painstaking discussion of the period in which the Russian Empire--and its Eurasian nature--was established."--Peter Gordon, The Asian Review of Books
"Elusive Empire is a thoroughly researched, sophisticated analysis of the way in which the Russian Empire took shape in Kazan."--The Russian Review

"The text is enlivened by numerous vivid vignettes and significantly enhanced by the illustrations, tables, and especially maps. . . . This is an outstanding book."--The Slavic Review

"Matthew Romaniello's interesting book . . . is coherent, well grounded in the sources, and persuasive. His Elusive Empire is a real achievement casting a new light on the periphery of the expanding early modern Russian state."--Cahiers du Monde Russe

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