Empire and nation in Russian history by Geoffrey A. Hosking

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Published by Markham Press Fund, Baylor University Press in Waco, Tex .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Russia

Subjects:

  • Nationalism -- Russia -- History.,
  • Russia -- History -- Philosophy.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Book details

Statementby Geoffrey Alan Hosking.
SeriesCharles Edmondson historical lectures ;, 14th
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDK49 .H67 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination38 p. ;
Number of Pages38
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1754150M
ISBN 100918954592
LC Control Number92084082

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