Imperial Visions : Nationalist Imagination and Geographical Expansion in the Russian Far East, 1840-1865.

By: Bassin, MarkContributor(s): Bassin, MarkSeries: Cambridge Studies in Historical GeographyPublisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1999Copyright date: ©1999Description: 1 online resource (349 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780511150203Subject(s): Amur River Region (China and Russia)--History--19th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Imperial Visions : Nationalist Imagination and Geographical Expansion in the Russian Far East, 1840–1865DDC classification: 957.707 LOC classification: DK771.A3 B37 1999Online resources: Click to View
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Cover -- Half-title -- Series-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- PART I -- 1 Early visions and divinations -- "A region beautiful and bountiful" -- "This river can ... be useful for Kamchatka and [Russian] America" -- "Our . . . friendly relations with China" -- 2 National identity and world mission -- "The East is not the West" -- "Who is closer to Asia than us?" -- "What does this boundless space portend?" -- "Asia, Europe: influence on the entire world!" -- 3 The rediscovery of the Amur -- "My ardent love for Russia . . . will serve as my excuse" -- "An irrepressible desire to visit this region" -- "A blessed location will not remain empty!" -- "Something like central Africa" -- "Science ...is samopoznanie" -- 4 The push to the Pacific -- "A useless river" -- "This is one courageous, enterprising Yankee!" -- "To rule the entire Asiatic coast" -- "You will not hold back Russia's universal destiny" -- "The Amur is going to drive you insane" -- PART II -- Introduction -- 5 Dreams of a Siberian Mississippi -- "The merchant princes of the earth" -- "More a cruel step-mother than a mother" -- "A blessed Russian Kentucky" -- 6 Civilizing a savage realm -- "For the good of all Slavdom" -- "Who is transforming the soil and the climate?" -- "A diploma with the title of a truly European nation" -- 7 Poised on the Manchurian frontier -- "What cannot be held had better be ceded" -- "The principal and final goal . . . had to be the Ussuri" -- "Nothing short of the Wall of China" -- 8 The Amur and its discontents -- "A malignant ulcer" -- "This unappealing desert inspires unbearable grief " -- "Everywhere you find filth, hunger, and poverty" -- "Such lack of cultivation, such insolence!" -- "In Asia we too are Europeans" -- "So here's where Russia begins!" -- Conclusion -- Bibliography.
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Summary: An intellectual/historiographical examination of the fundamental importance of geographical imagination in the mentalité of imperial Russia, first published in 1999.
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Cover -- Half-title -- Series-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- PART I -- 1 Early visions and divinations -- "A region beautiful and bountiful" -- "This river can ... be useful for Kamchatka and [Russian] America" -- "Our . . . friendly relations with China" -- 2 National identity and world mission -- "The East is not the West" -- "Who is closer to Asia than us?" -- "What does this boundless space portend?" -- "Asia, Europe: influence on the entire world!" -- 3 The rediscovery of the Amur -- "My ardent love for Russia . . . will serve as my excuse" -- "An irrepressible desire to visit this region" -- "A blessed location will not remain empty!" -- "Something like central Africa" -- "Science ...is samopoznanie" -- 4 The push to the Pacific -- "A useless river" -- "This is one courageous, enterprising Yankee!" -- "To rule the entire Asiatic coast" -- "You will not hold back Russia's universal destiny" -- "The Amur is going to drive you insane" -- PART II -- Introduction -- 5 Dreams of a Siberian Mississippi -- "The merchant princes of the earth" -- "More a cruel step-mother than a mother" -- "A blessed Russian Kentucky" -- 6 Civilizing a savage realm -- "For the good of all Slavdom" -- "Who is transforming the soil and the climate?" -- "A diploma with the title of a truly European nation" -- 7 Poised on the Manchurian frontier -- "What cannot be held had better be ceded" -- "The principal and final goal . . . had to be the Ussuri" -- "Nothing short of the Wall of China" -- 8 The Amur and its discontents -- "A malignant ulcer" -- "This unappealing desert inspires unbearable grief " -- "Everywhere you find filth, hunger, and poverty" -- "Such lack of cultivation, such insolence!" -- "In Asia we too are Europeans" -- "So here's where Russia begins!" -- Conclusion -- Bibliography.

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An intellectual/historiographical examination of the fundamental importance of geographical imagination in the mentalité of imperial Russia, first published in 1999.

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