Publishing in Tsarist Russia: A History of Print Media from Enlightenment to Revolution von Tatsumi, Yukiko (Hrsg.)

Fr. 202.20
ISBN: 978-1-350-10933-9
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According to Benedict Anderson, the rapid expansion of print media during the late-1700s popularised national history and standardised national languages, thus helping create nation-states and national identities at the expense of the old empires. Publishing in Tsarist Russia challenges this theory and, by examining the history of Russian publishing through a transnational lens, reveals how the popular press played an important and complex Imperial role, while providing a "soft infrastructure" which the subjects could access to change Imperial order. As this volume convincingly argues, this is because the Russian language at this time was a lingua franca; it crossed borders and boundaries, reaching speakers of varying nationalities. Russian publications, then, were able to effectively operate within the structure of Imperialism but as a public space, they went beyond the control of the Tsar and ethnic Russians. This exciting international team of scholars provide a much-needed, fresh take on the history of Russian publishing and contribute significantly to our understanding of print media, language and empire from the 18th to 20th centuries. Publishing in Tsarist Russia is therefore a vital resource for scholars of Russian history, comparative nationalism, and publishing studies.
According to Benedict Anderson, the rapid expansion of print media during the late-1700s popularised national history and standardised national languages, thus helping create nation-states and national identities at the expense of the old empires. Publishing in Tsarist Russia challenges this theory and, by examining the history of Russian publishing through a transnational lens, reveals how the popular press played an important and complex Imperial role, while providing a "soft infrastructure" which the subjects could access to change Imperial order. As this volume convincingly argues, this is because the Russian language at this time was a lingua franca; it crossed borders and boundaries, reaching speakers of varying nationalities. Russian publications, then, were able to effectively operate within the structure of Imperialism but as a public space, they went beyond the control of the Tsar and ethnic Russians. This exciting international team of scholars provide a much-needed, fresh take on the history of Russian publishing and contribute significantly to our understanding of print media, language and empire from the 18th to 20th centuries. Publishing in Tsarist Russia is therefore a vital resource for scholars of Russian history, comparative nationalism, and publishing studies.
Autor Tatsumi, Yukiko (Hrsg.) / Tsurumi, Taro (Hrsg.)
Verlag Bloomsbury Academic
Einband Fester Einband
Erscheinungsjahr 2020
Seitenangabe 280 S.
Meldetext Fremdlagertitel. Lieferzeit unbestimmt
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Reihe Library of Modern Russia
Verlagsartikelnummer 9781350109339

Über den Autor Tatsumi, Yukiko (Hrsg.)

Yukiko Tatsumi is Associate Professor of Russian history at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan. She is the author of Tsar and the Masses: A History of Reading in Imperial Russia [in Japanese] (2019). Taro Tsurumi is Associate Professor of Russian and East European Studies at The University of Tokyo, Japan. He is the author of Zion Imagined: Russian Jews at the End of Empire [in Japanese] (2012).

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