The Russian Empire: A Multi-Ethnic History
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The Russian Empire: A Multi-Ethnic History

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'This is an extremely timely book, it is the first history of Russia which does the imperial theme full justice.' Geoffrey Hosking, The Slavonic Review
'This is the first attempt in any language to centre the whole of Russian history from the 16th century to the present day on the relations between the empire's ethnic groups...timely as well as innovative' David Saunders,...more
Paperback, 480 pages
Published August 2nd 2001 by Routledge (first published 1992)
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Karl Nesselrode, born in Lisbon to a German Catholic father and a Jewish protestant mother baptised in an Anglican church and for a while foreign minister under Tsar Alexander I without ever mastering the Russian language. His one time colleague Ioannis Kapodistrias went on to become the first head of state of Greece after also having served for a while as a foreign minister to Alexander I. These are for Andreas Kappeler emblematic figures hinting at the cosmopolitan nature of the pre-modern Rus...more
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