Russian Modernity

Politics, Knowledge, Practices

  • David L. Hoffmann
  • Yanni Kotsonis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction: a Modern Paradox — Subject and Citizen in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Russia

  3. Toward a Modern Politics: Consciousness and Universalism in Pre-Reform Russia

  4. Reform and Revolution as Modern Moments

  5. The Paradox of Human Redeemability in Soviet Russia

  6. Narrative and Identity in the Soviet Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Frederick C. Corney
      Pages 185-203
  7. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. David L. Hoffmann
      Pages 245-260
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 261-279

About this book


Russian Modernity places Imperial and Soviet Russia in a European context. Russia shared in a larger European modernity marked by increased overlap and sometimes merger of realms that had previously been treated as discrete entities: the social and the political, state and society, government and economy, and private and public. These were attributes of Soviet dictatorship, but their origins can be located in a larger European context and in the emergence of modern forms of government in Imperial Russia.


dictatorship Europe exile Imperial Russia politics reform revolution Russia Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Editors and affiliations

  • David L. Hoffmann
    • 1
  • Yanni Kotsonis
    • 2
  1. 1.Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  2. 2.New York UniversityNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-41292-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-28812-6
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