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Ab Imperio (2007), 2

Ab Imperio (2007), 2
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The Politics of Comparison

Russia and CIS: Dr. Ilya Gerasimov, Dr. Marina Mogilner, Kazan State University e-mails: office@abimperio.net, marina@abimperio.net USA and Canada: Dr. Serguei Glebov, Rutgers University e-mail: glebov@abimperio.net Western Europe: Dr. Alexander Kaplunovski, Giessen University e-mail: akaplunovski@abimperio.net Eastern Europe: Alexander Semyonov, Central European University e-mail: semyonov@abimperio.net Reviews and Bibliography Editor: Igor Martyniuk, Central European University e-mail: igor.martynyuk@abimperio.net
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Kazan', Russland 2007: Selbstverlag des Herausgebers
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Ab Imperio. Studies of New Imperial History and Nationalism in the Post-Soviet Space
Russian Federation
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Alexander Kaplunovskiy

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Dear friends and colleagues,

"Ab Imperio" editors are pleased to announce the release of the second issue of the journal in 2007. "Ab Imperio" is a bilingual (English Russian) international scholarly journal dedicated to the study of empire and nationalism in the post Soviet space. The second issue of the journal is devoted to the exploration of "Politics of Comparison." This issue features both theoretical reflections and empirical studies from history, political science, sociology, and anthropology on comparison as a fundamental analytical and political operation. The language of each publication (Russian or English) is indicated by a letter in brackets.

Please find below the table of contents and visit the website for more information: www.abimperio.net

For submissions, subscription or other inquiries please contact the editors at: office@abimperio.net

Table of contents



From the Editors Politics of Comparison: Inescapable Centrality and Elusive Clarity of Matching Things Up (R&E)

Andreas Kappeler: The Center and Peripheral Elites in the Habsburg, Russian and Ottoman Empires, 1700-1918 (R)

Michael Werner and Bénédicte Zimmermann: Beyond Comparison: Histoire croisée and the Challenge of Reflexivity (R)

Interview with Matthias Middell: The Centrality of Comparison (E)

Glennys Young: Emotions, Contentious Politics, and Empire: Some Thoughts about the Soviet Case (E)


Kristin Vitalich: Dictionary as Empire: Vladimir Dalґ’s Interpretive Dictionary of the Living Great Russian Language (E)

Steven Seegel: Metageography Unbound: Late Nineteenth-century European Borderland Cartography and the Geopolitical Construction of Space (E)

Svetlana Gorshenina: Is the Marginality of Russian Colonial Turkestan Perpetual, or Whether Central Asia Will Be Included One Day into the Sphere of "Post-Studies" (R)

Xavier Le Torrivellec: Tatars and Bashkirs: A History in the Mirror. Ethnic Composition, Historiographic Debates, and Political Power in the Republic of Bashkortostan (R)

Tassadit Yacine: At the Origins of an Unusual Ethno-Sociology (R)

Todd Shepard Making French and European Coincide: Decolonization and the Politics of Comparative and Transnational Histories (E)


The Empire of Archives: Call for Papers


Irina Morozova: Elites, Reforms, and Power Institutions in Soviet Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia in the 1920-1940s: a Comparative Historical Analysis (E)


Joseph Crescente: Performing Post-Sovietness: Verka Serdiuchka and the Hybridization of Post-Soviet Identity in Ukraine (E)



Boris Gasparov, Five Operas and a Symphony: Word and Music in Russian Culture (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005). xxii+268 pp. Musical exs., Notes, Index. ISBN: 0-300-10650-5.
Amy Nelson

Amy Nelson, Music for the Revolution: Musicians and Power in Early Soviet Russia (University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2004). xvi+330 pp., ills. Index. ISBN: 0-271-02369-4 (hardcover edition).
Irina Kotkina

Kiril Tomoff, Creative Union: The Professional Organization of Soviet Composers, 1939 – 1953 (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2006). xiv+321 pp. Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 0-8014-4411-X (hardcover edition).
Serhy Yekelchyk


A. A. Komzolova. Politika samoderzhavija v Severo-Zapadnom krae v epokhu Velikikh reform. Moskva: "Nauka", 2005. 383 S., ill. ISBN: 5-02-010293-8.
Darius Staliunas

Aziatskaja Rossija: Ljudi i struktury imperii: sbornik nauchnykh statej. K 50-letiju so dann rozhdenija professora A. V. Remneva / Pod. red. N. G. Suvorovoj. Omsk: Izdatelstvo Omskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta, 2005. 603 S. ISBN: 5-7779-0629-X.
Scott C. Bailey

Susanna Rabow-Edling, Slavo-phile Thought and the Politics of Cultural Conservatism (Albany, NY: State University of New York Pres, 2006). vii+183 pp. (=SUNY Series in National Identities). Notes, Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 0-7914-6693-0 (hardcover edition).
Mikhail Suslov

Frederick C. Corney, Telling October: Memory and the Making of the Bolshevik Revolution (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2004). xviii+301pp. Notes, Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 0-8014-8931-8 (paperback edition).
Ljudmila Novikova

Paul Farmer, Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003). xxiv+402 pp. Notes, Bibliography, Index. ISBN 0-520-23550-9.
Andrew Gentes

David L. Ransel, Bozena Shallcross (Eds.), Polish Encounters, Russian Identity (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2005). 232 pp., ill. Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 0-253-21771-7.
Aleksandra Petukhova

A. V. Bogomolov, S. I. Danilov, I. N. Semivolos, G. M. Javorskaja. Islamskaja identichnost v Ukranie / Per. s ukr. Izd. 2-e, dop. Kiev: Izdatelskij dom "Stilos", 2006. 200 S. ISBN: 966-8518-45-4.
Andrew Wilson

I. V. Narskij. Zhizn v katastrofe: Budni naselenija Urala v 1917-1922 gg. Moskva: "ROSSPEN", 2001. 632 S. ISBN: 5-8243-0280-4.
Ernest Gyjdel

O. E. Kosheleva. Ljudi Sankt-Peterburgskogo ostrova Petrovskogo vremeni. Moskva: "OGI", 2004 (=Nacija i kultura / Novye issledovanija). 486 S., ill. ISBN: 5-94282-262-X.
Pavel Chechenkov

Anton Adamovich. Da gistoryi belaruskae literatury. Mensk: Vydavec "Z’micer Kolas", 2005. 1464 S. Imennoj ukasatel. ISBN: 985-90050-3-6.
Aleksandr Grnoskij

Linda Murray, Peter Murray, A Dictionary of Christian Art (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2004). 658 pp. Bibliography. ISBN: 0-19-860966-3 (paperback edition).
Nikita Khrapunov

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