Vera Tolz

in Russia's Own Orient

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780199594443
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725067 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in Modern European History


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In addition to pulling together the main arguments related to wider debates in postcolonial and Russian studies, the concluding chapter offers observations regarding the legacy left by the figures discussed in the book. It offers a brief discussion of how and why the ideas of these figures were distorted in the Soviet Union between the 1930s and the late 1980s and ignored by Western scholars writing on the history of European scholarship in the age of empire. It also explores why the same ideas are now being put to explicit political use in the newly independent states of the Caucasus and Central Asia and in the Russian Federation.

Keywords: legacy; Soviet Union; Russian studies; Russian Federation

Chapter.  2680 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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