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A Nation Astray: Nomadism and National Identity in Russian - download pdf or read online

By Ingrid Anne Kleespies

ISBN-10: 0875804616

ISBN-13: 9780875804613

The metaphor of the nomad may possibly before everything look remarkable for Russia given its heritage of serfdom, trip regulations, and strict social hierarchy. yet because the imperial heart struggled to tame an enormous territory with ever-expanding borders, rules of mobility, movement, trip, wandering, and homelessness got here to represent vital parts within the discourse approximately nationwide identification. For Russians of the 19th century nationwide identification was once something yet stable.

This rootlessness is on the center of A country Astray. the following, Ingrid Anne Kleespies lines similar to the nomad and its courting to Russian nationwide identification throughout the debates and dialogue of literary works via seminal writers like Karamzin, Pushkin, Chaadaev, Goncharov, and Dostoevsky. beautiful to scholars of Russian Romanticism, nationhood, and id, in addition to basic readers drawn to exile and displacement as parts of the human , this interdisciplinary paintings illuminates the ancient and philosophical underpinnings of a uncomplicated point of Russian self-determination: the nomadic structure of the Russian nation.

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