Rethinking Empire in the Wake of Soviet Collapse

  • How does the collapse of the Soviet Union alter or confirm existing theories about empires? Perhaps the most important element of the Soviet collapse for theories of empires was the very fact that the Soviet Union was labeled an empire in the first place. After all, the Soviet Union was founded, as Terry Martin has put it, as “the world’s first postimperial state,” to the European imperial system.

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Author:Mark R. BeissingerGND
Parent Title (English):Ethnic Politics after Communism
Publisher:Cornell University Press
Place of publication:Ithaca/London
Editor:Zoltan Barany, Robert G. Moser
Document Type:Part of a Book
Date of Publication (online):2006/01/01
Year of first Publication:2005
Release Date:2014/01/08
First Page:14
Last Page:45
ZZF Chronological-Classification:20. Jahrhundert
ZZF Regional-Classification:ohne regionalen Schwerpunkt
ZZF Topic-Classification:Imperien
Studies in Contemporary History: Materials:1/2006 Imperien im 20. Jahrhundert 1/2006
Licence (German):License LogoMit freundlicher Genehmigung des jeweiligen Autors / Verlags für Online-Ausgabe der Zeitschrift Zeithistorische Forschungen