The Land and the People

Alexander V. Prusin

in The Lands Between

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780199297535
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191594328 | DOI:

Series: Zones of Violence

The Land and the People

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The chapter examines the history of the borderlands, with the special focus on the interplay between the internal divides such as ethnicity, culture, and socio‐economic status and the security concerns of the imperial powers. Special attention is accorded to the historical circumstances that led to the distinctive state policies and patterns of inter‐ethnic relations in the Austro‐Hungarian and Russian imperial domains.

Keywords: empires; modernization; minorities; nationalism; security complex

Chapter.  10826 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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