The Ukrainian Question: Russian Nationalism in the 19th by Alexei Miller

By Alexei Miller

This pioneering paintings treats the Ukrainian query in Russian imperial coverage and its value for the intelligentsia of the empire. Miller units the Russian Empire within the context of modernizing and sometimes nationalizing nice strength states and discusses the method of incorporating the Ukraine, greater often called "Little Russia" in that point, into the Romanov Empire within the past due 18th and nineteenth centuries. This territorial growth developed right into a festival of together particular innovations of Russian and Ukrainian nation-building initiatives

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Going further back in time, in the seventeenth century ‘Ukraine’ meant the land under Cossack jurisdiction. Therefore, the name did not extend to Galicia, Volhynia and Transcarpathia. ” 93 With this proviso in mind, the practice of the retrospective usage of present-day terms for nationality can be accepted in most cases as an unavoidable evil. However, for a study dedicated precisely to the processes of national identity formation, this compromise is still unacceptable. ” 94 This phrase serves as a good illustration of the dangers hidden in common practices even for the most accurate and conscientious historians, who see the alternativity of the process.

52 With all the differences in the implementation of this policy in various states, one common basic program can be singled out—the affirmation of a language of high culture, administration and education, as well as of a common national identity that could either suppress regional differences or tolerate them, but only as subordinate. What does all this have to do with our subject? 53 This comparison should be regarded as productive for the study of the national movements of a number of oppressed peoples in the Romanov empire, but its absolutization, especially when applied to Russian–Ukrainian relations, can produce misleading results.

Consequently, we must realize that in the mid-nineteenth century only a tiny minority of the residents of modern-day Ukraine called themselves Ukrainians in the sense in which the term was used by the Ukrainophiles. In the above-mentioned debate among Ukrainian historians, Rudnytsky made a very important proviso: “A conscientious student should be aware of the danger of anachronisms. Therefore, he will pay close attention to the actual content of terms at any given time and to their semantic evolution.

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