The Resource The elusive empire : Kazan and the creation of Russia, 1552-1671, Matthew P. Romaniello, (electronic book)

The elusive empire : Kazan and the creation of Russia, 1552-1671, Matthew P. Romaniello, (electronic book)

Label
The elusive empire : Kazan and the creation of Russia, 1552-1671
Title
The elusive empire
Title remainder
Kazan and the creation of Russia, 1552-1671
Statement of responsibility
Matthew P. Romaniello
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1552, Muscovite Russia conquered the city of Kazan on the Volga River. It was the first Orthodox Christian victory against Islam since the fall of Constantinople, a turning point that, over the next four years, would complete Moscow's control over the river. This conquest provided a direct trade route with the Middle East and would transform Muscovy into a global power. As Matthew Romaniello shows, however, learning to manage the conquered lands and peoples would take decades. Russia did not succeed in empire-building because of its strength, leadership, or even the weakness of its neighbors, Romaniello contends; it succeeded by managing its failures. Faced with the difficulty of assimilating culturally and religiously alien peoples across thousands of miles, the Russian state was forced to compromise in ways that, for a time, permitted local elites of diverse backgrounds to share in governance and to preserve a measure of autonomy. Conscious manipulation of political and religious language proved more vital than sheer military might. For early modern Russia, empire was still elusive-an aspiration to political, economic, and military control challenged by continuing resistance, mismanagement, and tenuous influence over vast expanses of territory
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Romaniello, Matthew P
Dewey number
947/.04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DK100
LC item number
.R66 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Religion and politics
  • Soviet Union
  • Kazanskoe khanstvo
  • Russia
  • Russia
  • Orthodox Eastern Church
Label
The elusive empire : Kazan and the creation of Russia, 1552-1671, Matthew P. Romaniello, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10537611
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 297 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The elusive empire : Kazan and the creation of Russia, 1552-1671, Matthew P. Romaniello, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10537611
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 297 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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