Cahiers du monde russe

"Miller is undoubtedly one of the best known historians who fundamentally changed our view of the Russian Empire within the last ten years. Since the publication of his book The Ukrainian Question, Miller has intensively studied the rise of nationalism in Russia during the nineteenth century. He has also been engaged in methodological reflections on how to write the history of a complex, heterogeneous multiethnic and poly-confessional state. The seven essays presented in this volume summarize much of Miller’s insights. Miller states his point at the outset: in the introduction, he calls for a close focus on the interaction of actors, for research on the mutuality / interrelatedness of various groups or individuals within changing hierarchies of power of a concrete historical settings. Miller calls this the 'situational approach' and emphasizes that binary models that have shaped imperial history for so long simplify the issue."
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Alexei Miller
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