This collection of essays explores the history of Russian imperialism, an especially pertinent topic in light of the newly democratic country's entrance into the geopolitical forum-the country's tenuous relationship with Europe was anticipated by Russian historian Nicholas Danilevskii. Some may argue conflicts such as Chechnya are remnants of the imperial thirst for dominance, and that the ever-evolving nation is still fighting old wars over her image as an empire. The works contained in this book trace some of these encounters, and in turn, provide a backdrop for those of today.
Taras Hunczak is Professor of History and Political Science at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and the author of On the Horns of a Dilemma (University Press of America, 2000).
Chapter 1 Preface to the Paperback Edition Chapter 2 Foreword Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 The Origins of Russian Imperialism Chapter 5 Pan-Slavism or Pan-Russianism Chapter 6 Russia and the Baltic Chapter 7 Russo-Polish Confrontation Chapter 8 The Ukraine and Muscovite Expansion Chapter 9 Russian Domination in the Balkans Chapter 10 Russian Penetration of the Caucasus Chapter 11 Russian Conquest and Colonization of Central Asia Chapter 12 Russian Designs on the Far East Chapter 13 Notes Chapter 14 About the Authors Chapter 15 Index Chapter 16 Maps