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De Facto Empire: The Rise of Moscow

Nancy Shields Kollmann

in The Russian Empire 1450-1801

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199280513
eISBN:
9780191822803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280513.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter surveys the consolidation of regional political power by the grand princes of Moscow in the fourteenth through mid-sixteenth centuries. It reflects on the heritage of the Kyiv Rus’ ... More


Introduction: The Russian Empire 1450–1801

Nancy Shields Kollmann

in The Russian Empire 1450-1801

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199280513
eISBN:
9780191822803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280513.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

The introductory chapter develops the theory of the early modern Russian empire as an “empire of difference,” typical of large continental Eurasian empires. It explores strategies of governing such ... More


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