Russia: Suggested Readings


Wayne Allensworth, The Russian Question: Nationalism, Modernization, and Post-Communist Russia (Rowman & Littlefield, 1998).

Frederick C. Barghoorn, Soviet Russian Nationalism (Oxford University Press, 1956).

Paul Bushkovitch, "The Formation of a National Consciousness in Early Modern Russia," Harvard Ukrainian Studies, X, 3/4 (December 1986).

Marco Buttino, ed., In a Collapsing Empire: Underdevelopment, Ethnic Conflicts, and Nationalisms in the Soviet Union (Milan, Felltrinelli, 1993).

Robert Conquest, ed., The Last Empire: Nationality and the Soviet Future (Stanford, Hoover Institution Press, 1986).

James Cracraft, "Empire Versus Nation: Russian Political Theory Under Peter I," Harvard Ukrainian Studies, X, 3/4 December 1986, pp. 524-540; also in Cracraft, ed., Major Problems in the History of Imperial Russia (D. C. Heath, 1994), pp. 224-234.

Robert Edelman, Gentry Politics on the Eve of the Russian Revolution: the Nationalist Party (Rutgers University Press, 1980).

Geoff Eley and Ronald Grigor Suny, eds., Becoming national: a reader (Oxford Univ. Press, 1996).

Ben Fowkes, The Disintegration of the Soviet Union: A Study in the Rise and Triumph of Nationalism (Macmillan, 1997).

Francine Hirsch, "Empire of Nations: Colonial Technologies and the Making of the Soviet Union, 1917-1939," (Ph.D diss., Princeton, 1998).

------ "The Soviet Union as a Work-in-Progress; Ethnographers and the Category Nationality in the 1926, 1937, and 1939 Censuses," Slavic Review 56 #2 (1997): 251-78.

------"Toward an Empire of Nations: Border-Making and the Formation of Soviet National Identities," Russian Review 59: 2 (April 2000), 201-226.

Alexandre Koyré, La philosophie et le problème national en Russie au début du XIXe siècle (Paris, Champion, 1929).

Neil Melvin, Russians Beyond Russia: the Politics of National Identity (Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House Papers, 1995).

Alexei Miller, The Ukrainan Question: Russian Nationalism in the 19th Century (Budapest and New York: Central European University Press, 2003).

Alexander J. Motyl, Sovietology, Rationality, Nationality: Coming to Grips with Nationalism in the USSR (Columbia University Press, 1990).

-------Thinking Theoretically about Soviet Nationalities: History and Comparison in the Study of the USSR (Columbia University Press, 1995).

Richard Pipes, The Formation of the Soviet Union: Communism and Nationalism, 1917-1923 (Harvard University Press, 1964); also available in a more recent edition with a new preface, 1997 HUP.

Daniel Rancour-Laferriere, Russian Nationalism from an Interdisciplinary Perspective: Imagining Russia (E. Mellen Press, 2000).

Nicholas V. Riasanovsky, Nicholas I and Official Nationality in Russia, 1825-1855 (University of California Press, 1967).

Richard L. Rudolph and David F. Good, eds., Nationalism and Empire: The Habsburg Empire and the Soviet Union (St. Martin’s Press, 1992).

Joshua A. Sanborn, "Drafting the Nation: Military Conscription and the Formation of a Modern Polity in Tsarist and Soviet Russia, 19005-1915," (Ph.D diss., University of Chicago, 1998).

Yuri Slezkine, Arctic Mirrors: Russia and the Small Peoples of the North (Cornell University Press, 1994).

John Willard Slocum, "The Boundaries of National Identity: Religion, Language, and Nationality Politics in Late Imperial Russia," (Ph.D diss., University of Chicago, 1993).

Ronald Grigor Suny and Michael D. Kennedy, Intellectuals and the Articulation of the Nation (University of Michigan Press, 1999).

Ronald Grigor Suny, Revenge of the past: nationalism, revolution, and the collapse of the Soviet Union (Stanford University Press, 1993).

Ronald Grigor Suny and Terry Martin, eds., A State of Nations: Empire and Nation-Making in the Soviet Union, 1917-1953 (forthcoming).

Astrid S. Tuminez, Russian Nationalism Since 1856: Ideology and the Making of Foreign Policy (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000).

Theodore R. Weeks, Nation and State in Late Imperial Russia: Nationalism and Russification on the Western Frontier, 1863-1914 (Northern Illinois University Press, 1996).

Robert C. Williams, Russia Imagined: Art, Culture, and National Identity, 1840-1995 (P. Lang, 1997).

Richard Wortman, Scenarios of Power: Myth and Ceremony in the Russian Monarchy (2 vols.) (Princeton University Press, v. 1:1995, v. 2: 2000).

- David I. Burrow
Ph.D. Candidate

Department of History

University of Wisconsin - Madison