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A Whole Empire Walking: Refugees in Russia during World War I (Indiana-Michigan Series in Russian and East European Studies)

A Whole Empire Walking: Refugees in Russia during World War I (Indiana-Michigan Series in Russian and East European Studies)

By: Peter Gatrell (author)Paperback

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... a signal contribution to a growing literature on a phenomenon that has become tragically pervasive in the 20th century.... This highly original account combines exemplary empirical research with the judicious application of diverse methods to explore the far-reaching ramifications of `a whole empire walking.'" -Vucinich Prize citationAn important contribution not only to modern Russian history but also to an ongoing repositioning of Russia in broader European and world historical processes.... elegantly written... highly innovative." -Europe-Asia Studies Drawing on previously unused archival material in Russia, Latvia, and Armenia and on insights from social and critical theory, Peter Gatrell considers the origins of displacement and its political implications and provides a close analysis of humanitarian initiatives and the relationships between refugees and the communities in which they settled.

About Author

Peter Gatrell teaches modern European history and economic history at the University of Manchester, where he is presently Professor and Head of Department. His previous books include The Tsarist Economy 1850-1917 and Government, Industry and Rearmament in Russia, 1900- 1914.


Introduction: Humanity Uprooted1. War and the Origins of Involuntary Displacement2. The Politics of Refugeedom3. Resettlement and Relief of Refugees4. Consolidating Refugeedom5. Refugees and Gender6. Refugees and the Labor Market7. Refugees and the Construction of "National" Identity8. Revolution and RefugeedomConclusion: The Meanings of RefugeedomAppendix 1. Refugee Population StatisticsAppendix 2. Questionnaire Issued by the Tatiana Committee, January 1917AbbreviationsNotesBibliographyIndex

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  • ISBN13: 9780253213464
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9780253213464
  • weight: 61
  • ISBN10: 0253213460

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