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“To Fortify our Fatherland”: Russian National Identity Between East and West, 1825-1855

Himmelman, Chaya

This thesis examines Russia’s paradoxical national identity in the nineteenth century. Russians sought to make themselves both a part of Western Europe, but also a distinctively Russian nation. This projects explores the way in which this discussion of Russian national identity, a discussion limited to the upper echelons of society, permeated Russian political, intellectual, and literary spheres. My findings lead me to argue that the West was a necessary component in Russia’s conception of itself in the nineteenth century.

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History (Barnard College)
Thesis Advisors
Tiersten, Lisa S.
B.A., Barnard College
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August 10, 2015