Ab Imperio (2006 ), 4

Ab Imperio (2006 ), 4
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"The Letter of the Law: the Institutionalization of Belonging to Polity"

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Ab Imperio. Studies of New Imperial History and Nationalism in the Post-Soviet Space
Russian Federation
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Alexander Kaplunovskiy

Dear Colleagues,

The editors of international bilingual Russian-English journal “Ab Imperio” are pleased to announce the publication of the fourth thematic issue in 2006. Materials of this issue written from different disciplinary perspectives (theory, history, sociology, political science, anthropology) address the theme of “The Letter of the Law: the Institutionalization of Belonging to Polity” (see below the Table of Contents). The language of each publication (Russian or English) is indicated by a letter in brackets.
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Table of contents

4/2006 The Letter of the Law: the Institutionalization of Belonging to Polity


Subjected to Citizenship: The Problem of Belonging to the State in Empire and Nation (R/E)

Myron J. Aronoff
Forty Years as a Political Ethnographer (E)

Interview with Peter Sahlins
Subjecthood That Happens to Be Called “Citizenship,” Or Trying to Make Sense of The Old Regime on Its Own Terms (E)

Alexander Kamenskii
Subjecthood, Loyalty, and Patriotism in Imperial Discourses in Eighteenth Century Russia: Outlining the Problem (R)


Natalia Iakovenko
Life Space vs. Identity of the Rus’ Gentleman (the Case of Jan/Joachim Erlich) (R)

Alsu Biktasheva
L’état c’est nous? Local Citizenship, Imperial Subjecthood, and the Revision of Government Institutions in Kazan Province, 1819-1820 (R)

Olga Maiorova
Searching for a New Language of Collective Self: The Symbolism of Russian National Belonging During and After the Crimean War (E)

Mikhail Dolbilov
The “Tsar’s Faith:” Mass Conversions of Catholics to Orthodoxy in the North-Western Region of the Russian Empire (ca. 1860s) (R)

James Kennedy, Liliana Riga
Mitteleuropa as Middle America? “The Inquiry” and the Mapping of East Central Europe in 1919 (E)

Benno Gammerl
Nation, State or Empire: Subjecthood and Citizenship in British and Habsburg Empires at the Turn of the Twentieth Century


Ernest Gyidel
On “Ukrainofilia” of George V. Vernadsky, Or Miscellaneous Notes on the Topic of National and State Loyalties (R)

George V. Vernadsky: “I Think of Myself Both as a Ukrainian and a Russian” (R)


Rebecca Chamberlain-Creangã
The “Transnistrian people”? Citizenship and Imaginings of “the State” in an Unrecognized Country (E)


R-Forum“Imperial Cities”

Felix Driver and David Gilbert (Eds.), Imperial Cities: Landscape, Display and Identity (Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 2003). 272 pp. (=Studies in Imperialism). Index. ISBN: 0-719-0 6497-X (paperback edition);
Julie A. Buckler, Mapping St. Petersburg: Imperial Text and Cityshape (Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2005). 320 pp. Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 0-691-11349-1.
Elena Trubina (R)

Elena Hellberg-Hirn, Imperial Imprints: Post-Soviet St.-Petersburg (Helsinki: SKS / Finnish Literature Society, 2003). 446 pp. Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 951-746-491-6 (hardback edition).
Sof'ja Chjkina (R)

Richard Stites, Serfdom, Society, and the Arts in Imperial Russia: The Pleasure and the Power (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005). xii+586 pp. ISBN: 0-300-10889-3 (hardback edition).
Louise McReynolds (E)

Lutz Häfner, Gesellschaft als lokale Veranstaltung. Die Wolgastädte Kazan’ und Saratov (1870–1914) (Köln: Böhlau Verlag, 2004). 594 S. (=Beiträge zur Geschichte Osteuropas; Bd. 35). ISBN: 3-412-11403-0;
Guido Hausmann (Hg.), Gesellschaft als lokale Veranstaltung. Selbstverwaltung, Assoziierung und Geselligkeit in den Städten des ausgehenden Zarenreiches (Göttingen: Vanderhoeck & Ruprecht, 2002). 485 S. (=Bürgertum. Beiträge zur europäischen Gesellschaftsgeschichte; Bd. 22). ISBN: 3-525-35687-0.
Ljudmila Novikova (R)

Ju. V. Seleznev. “A peremenit Bog ordu…” (Russko-ordynskie otnoshenija v konce XIV – pervoj treti XV vv.). Voronezh: Voronezhskij gosudarstvennyj universitet, 2006. 160 S. Karty, Tablicy, Prilozhenie, Bibliografija, Imennoj ukazatel', Ukazatel' geograficheskih imen. ISBN: 5-9273-1017-6.
Charles Halperin (E)

Frithjof Benjamin Schenk, Aleksandr Nevskij: Heiliger, Fürst, Nationalheld; eine Erinnerungsfigur im russischen kulturellen Gedächtnis (1263–2000) (Köln: Böhlau Verlag, 2004). 548, [32] S. Ill. (=Beitraege zur Geschichte Osteuropas; Bd. 36) Quellen- und Literaturverz. ISBN: 3-412-06904-3.
Nikolaj Cimbaev (R)

Timothy Snyder, The Reconstruction of Nations: Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, 1569–1999 (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2003). xv+367 pp. ISBN: 0-300-08480-3.
Viktorija Sukovataja (R)

Nicholas V. Riasanovsky, Russian Identities: A Historical Survey (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2005). 278 pp. Index. ISBN: 0-19-516550-1.
Elena Nosenko (R)

Susan P. McCaffray, Michael Melancon (Eds.), Russia in The European Context, 1789–1914: A Member of the Family (New York and Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005). 256 pp. Index. ISBN: 1-4039-6855-1.
Natalie Bayer (E)

Lev Gudkov. Negativnaja identichnost'. Stat'i 1997–2002 godov. Moskva: “Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie”, 2004 (=Serija: Biblioteka zhurnala “Neprikosnovennyj Zapas”). 816 c. Ukazatel' imen. ISBN: 5-86793-300-8.
Marina Peunova (E)

Khrestomatija po ustnoj istorii / Per., sost., vvedenie, obshch. red. M. V. Loskutovoj. Sankt-Peterburg: Izdatel'stvo Evropejskogo universiteta v Sankt-Peterburge, 2003. 396 s. ISBN: 5-94380-024-7.
Alexander Ogden (E)

Richard Kieckhefer, Theology in Stone: Church Architecture From Byzantium to Berkeley (Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2004). 372 pp., ill. Index. ISBN: 0-19-515466-5.
Nikita Hrapunov (R)

Jauvgen Miranovich. Najnouvshaja gistoryja Belarusi. Sankt-Peterburg: “Nevskij prostor”, 2003. 243 s. ISBN: 5-94716-032-3.
Aleksandr Gronskij (R)

Caroline Milow, Die Ukrainische Frage 1917–1923 im Spannungsfeld der europäischen Diplomatie (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2002) (=Veröffentlichungen des Osteuropa-Instituts München. Reihe: Geschichte; Bd. 68). 572 S. ISBN: 3-447-04482-9.
Maksim Kirchanov (R)

T. K. Jashchik. Rjadom s imperatricej. Vospominanija lejb-kazaka / Perevod s datskogo izdanija 1968 g. Sankt-Peterburg: Izdatel'stvo Sankt-Peterburgskogo instituta istorii RAN, “Nestor-Istorija”, 2004. 252 c., ill. Prilozhenija, Bibliografija, Imennoj ukazatel'. ISBN: 5-98187-042-7.
Il'ja Kuksin (R)

Rebecca Kay, Men in Contemporary Russia: The Fallen Heroes of Post-Soviet Change? (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2006). 246 pp. Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 0-7546-4485-5.
Ivan Gololobov (R)

Richard Sakwa (Ed.), Chechnya: From Past to Future (London: Anthem Press, 2005). 300 pp. ISBN: 1-84331-165-8.
Jaroslav Golovin (R)

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