Cover Title Page Copyright Page Contents Preface 1. Empire, Imperial Identity and Colonial Rule: The Russian Case 2. Empire by Design or Accident of History? 3. The Russian Empire in Western Eyes 4. Prehistory and Geography: Rus' 5. The Mongols, Siberia and Asia 6. Moscow's Rise: The Impact of the Byzantine, Polish-Lithuanian and Mongolian Empires on Muscovy 7. Troubles 8. From Mikhail to Peter: Composite Empire and Middle Ground 9. The Waning of the Middle Ground: The Russian, French and British Empires, 1721-1853 10. Indirect and Direct Rule: The Russian and British Empires in Asia, 1853-1907 11. Multinational Empires: Russia and Austria-Hungary, 1853-1917 12. The Soviet Union as Empire, 1917-91 13. Since 1991: Russkii or Rossiiskii? Afterword: Is the Age of Political Empires Over? References Bibliography Acknowledgements Photo Acknowledgements Index
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