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The Ukrainian Question
This pioneering work treats the Ukrainian question in Russian imperial policy and its importance for the intelligentsia of the empire. Miller sets the Russian Empire in the context of modernizing and occasionally nationalizing great power states and discusses the process of incorporating the Ukraine, better known as "Little Russia" in that time, into the Romanov Empire in the late 18th and 19th centuries. This territorial expansion evolved into a competition of mutually exclusive concepts of Russian and Ukrainian nation-building projects.
Theoretical concepts in the book
Comparative historical Context
The ‘All-Russian Nation’ Project
Chapter 1. Russia and Ukrainophilism in the First Half of the XIX Century
Chapter 2. The first years of Alexander II’s Reign and Latent Ukrainophilism
Chapter 3. The dynamics of Ukrainophilism in the 1860s. Osnova and Russian Press.
Chapter 4. The Empire and Ukranophilism in 1862-1863. Genesis of the Valuev Circular.
Chapter 5. The Valuev Circular in Public Opinion.
Chapter 6. The Government Policy After the Valuev Circular
Chapter 7. The Russian Assimilation Potential in the Western region
Chapter 8. The Kiev Period of Ukrainophilism 1872-1876
Chapter 9. The Ems Edict
Chapter 10. The “Execution” of the Ems Edict
Chapter 11. The Consequences of the Ems Edict
Chapter 12. Subsidizing the Newspaper Slovo. Galician Ruthenians in the Petersburg Policy
Chapter 13. The Crisis of Power 1880-1881 and the Attempt to Abolish the Ems Edict
Sources and Literature