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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 2009: Selbstverlag des Herausgebers
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Organization name
Ab Imperio. Studies of New Imperial History and Nationalism in the Post-Soviet Space
Russian Federation
Postanschrift: P.O. Box 157, Kazan' 420015. Tel./Fax: 7-8432-644-018
Alexander Kaplunovski

Dear friends and colleagues,

"Ab Imperio" editors are pleased to announce the release of the first issue of the journal in 2009. "Ab Imperio" is a bilingual (English Russian) international scholarly journal dedicated to the study of empire and nationalism in the post Soviet space. The first issue of the journal is devoted to the exploration of "NARRATING THE MULTIPLE SELF: NEW BIOGRAPHIES FOR THE EMPIRE". 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 Homo Imperii Revisits the “Biographic Turn” (R&E)

Yaroslav Hrystak Nationalizing a Multiethnic Space: The Case(s) of Ivan Franko and Galicia (R)

Ronald Grigor Suny Making Sense of Stalin (R)


Olga Minkina Jews in the “Greater Political Space.” Jewish Deputies in the Late 18th–early 19th c. Russian Empire (R)

Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern Moshko the Imperial (R)

Michael Khodarkovsky The Return of Lieutenant Atarshchikov: Empire and Identity in Asiatic Russia (E)

Scott C. Matsushita Bailey A Biography in Motion: Chokan Valikhanov and His Travels in Central Eurasia (E)

Pavel Tereshkovich Borderland as Destiny: Identity Metamorphoses in the Borderlands of Eastern Europe (R)

Boris Kornienko Ataman F. F. Taube: An Icon of Cossack Nationalism (R)


Sergei Kan An Evolutionist-Ethnologist Confronts Post-Revolutionary Russia: Lev Shternberg’s “Anthropological Suggestions and Perspectives during the Revolutionary Years in Russia”(E)

Lev Shternberg Anthropological Suggestions and Perspectives during the Revolutionary Years in Russia (R)


Viсtor Shnirelman Presidents and Archeology, or What Do Politicians Seek in Ancient Times: Distant Past and Its Political Role in the USSR and during the Post-Soviet Period (R)


In Memory of Marc Raeff
From the Editors Marc Raeff. 1923–2008 (R&E)

Richard Wortman Marc Raeff (E)

Samuel C. Ramer Remarks at the Memorial for Marc Raeff (E)
Wladimir Berelowitch Marc Raeff: Russia in European Historical Studies (R)

Catherine Raeff Memorial Speech, February 7, 2009 (E)

Anne Raeff Excerpt from Winter Kept Us Warm (E)


Polina Barskova The Corpse, the Corpulent, and the Other: A Study in the Tropology of Siege Body Representation (E)


Nasledie imperij i budushchee Rossii / Pod red. A. I. Millera. Moskva: Fond “Liberal'naja missija”; “Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie”, 2008. 528 s. ISBN: 978-5-86793-631-0.
Andrei Portnov (R)

Mark von Hagen, War in a European Borderland: Occupations and Occupation Plans in Galicia and Ukraine, 1914–1918 (Seattle: The Herbert J. Ellison Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies, University of Washington, 2007). xii+122 pp. (Donald W. Treadgold Studies on Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia). ISBN: 978-029-598-753-8.
Serhy Yekelchyk (E)

Jörg Gebhard, Lublin: Eine polnische Stadt im Hinterhof der Moderne (1815–1914) (Cologne: Böhlau Verlag, 2006). 394 S. ISBN: 978-341-207-606-1.
Malte Rolf (E)

S. V. Liubichankovskij. Gubernskaja administracija i problema krizisa vlasti v pozdneimperskoj Rossii (na materialakh Urala, 1892–1914 gg.). Samara-Orenburg: IPK GOU OGU, 2007. 750 s. Prilozhenija. Ukazatel imen. ISBN: 978-5-7410-0749-5.
Mikhail Rodnov (R)

Robert Romanchuk, Byzantine Hermeneutics and Pedagogy in the Russian North. Monks and Masters at the Kirillo-Belozerskii Monastery, 1397–1501 (Toronto, Buffalo, and London: University of Toronto Press, 2007). xv+452 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8020-9063-8.
Vitalij Anan’ev (R)

Elena V. Aniskina, Galina A. Kouznetsova, Oganes V. Marinine, Vsevolode Gousseff (Dir.), Retours d’URSS: Les prisonniers de guerre et les internés français dans les archives soviétiquęs 1945–1951 / Coordonné par Catherine Klein-Gousseff (Paris: CNRS Editions, 2001). 428 pp. (= Mondes Russes. Etats, Sociétés, Nations. № 1). Bibliographie, Index des noms. ISBN: 2-271-05884-8.
Dmitrij Ursu (R)

Valerie A. Kivelson and Joan Neuberger (Eds.), Picturing Russia: Explorations in Visual Culture (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008). xv+284 pp., ill., maps. ISBN: 978-0300-119-619.
Galina Yankovsaia (R)

Valerie A. Kivelson, Cartographies of Tsardom: The Land and Its Meanings in Seventeenth-Century Russia (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2006). xiv+263 pp., ill., maps. ISBN: 978-080-144-409-8.
Viktor Borisov (R)

Marlies Bilz, Tatarstan in der Transformation: Nationaler Diskurs und Politische Praxis 1988-1994 (Stuttgart: “Ibidem-Verlag”, 2005). 456 S. Index. ISBN: 978-3-89821-722-4.
Andrei Makarychev (R)

Charles King, The Ghost of Freedom: A History of the Caucasus (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2008). xviii + 320 pp., ills. ISBN: 978-019-517-775-6.
Michael Kemper (E)

A. A. Safonov. Svoboda sovesti i modernizacija veroispovednogo zakonodatel'stva Rossijskoi imperii v nachale XX v. Tambov: “Izdatel'stvo Pershina R. V.”, 2007. 367 s. Ukazatel' imen. Ukazatel' religioznykh veroispovedanij i sekt. ISBN: 978-5-91253-077-7.
Nadieszda Kizenko (E)

Dan Hili. Gomoseksual'noe vlechenie v revoljucionnoj Rossii: Regulirovanie seksual'no-gendernogo dissidentstva / Podgot. L. V. Bessmertnykh. Moskva: “Ladomir”, 2008. 714 s., il. ISBN: 978-5-86218-470-9.
Marianna Muravieva (R)

Anna Shternshis, Soviet and Kosher: Jewish Popular Culture in the Soviet Union, 1923-1939 (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006). xxi+252 pp., ill. ISBN: 978-025-334-726-8.
Olga Gershenson (E)

Yael Chaver, What Must Be Forgotten. The Survival of Yiddish in Zionist Palestine (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2004). xxiv+238 pp., ill. Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 0-815-630-50-6 (hardcover edition).
Aleksand Lokshin (R)

Leonid Smilovickij. Evrei v Turove: Istorija mestechka Mozyrskogo Poles'ja. Ierusalim: “Curot”, 2008. 846 s., il. ISBN: 978-965-555-352-9.
Albert Kaganovich (R)

Andrzej Poppe, Christian Russia in the Making (London: Ashgate Publishing, 2007). xiv+362 pp. (=Variorum Collected Studies Series). ISBN: 978-075-465-911-2 (hardcover edition).
Aleksandr Maiorov
Vitalij Anan’ev
Nikolai Muliutenko (R)

Henryk Jankowski, A Historical-Etymological Dictionary of Pre-Russian Habitation Names of the Crimea (Leiden; Boston: “Brill,” 2006). vi+1298 pp., 60 ills. ISBN-13: 978-90-04-15433-9. ISBN-10: 90-04-15433-7).
Nikita Khrapunov (R)

Nauchnye tetradi Instituta Vostochnoj Evropy. Vyp. I. Nepriznannye gosudarstva / Pod red. A. L. Podgorel'skogo. Moskva: “Territorija buduwego”, 2006. 192 s., il. ISBN: 5-91129-017-0.
Kimitaka Matsuzato (E)

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