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PUBL.- Ab Imperio, 2-2007, The Politics of Comparison

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PUBL.- Ab Imperio, 2-2007, The Politics of Comparison

Posted by: Sergey Glebov <>

Dear Colleagues,

The editors of Ab Imperio would like to draw your attention to the
second issue of the journal in 2007. Please note that all information
on the journal, including submission guidelines, annual program and
issue foci, subscription details is accessible through the journal
website at

Sergey Glebov

The Politics of Comparison

Methodology and Theory

>From the Editors: "Politics of Comparison: Inescapable Centrality and
Elusive Clarity of Matching Things Up" (Eng/Rus)

Andreas Kappeler "The Center and Peripheral Elites in the Habsburg,
Russian and Ottoman Empires, 1700-1918" (Rus)

Michael Werner and Bénédicte Zimmermann "Beyond Comparison: Histoire
croisée and the Challenge of Reflexivity" (Rus)
Interview with Matthias Middell "The Centrality of Comparison" (Eng)

Glennys Young "Emotions, Contentious Politics, and Empire: Some
Thoughts about the Soviet Case" (Eng)


Kristin Vitalich "Dictionary as Empire: Vladimir Dal's Interpretive
Dictionary of the Living Great Russian Language" (Eng)

Steven Seegel "Metageography Unbound: Late Nineteenth-century European
Borderland Cartography and the Geopolitical Construction of Space" (Eng)

Svetlana Gorshenina "Is the Marginality of Russian Colonial Turkestan
Perpetual, or Whether Central Asia Will Be Included One Day into the
Sphere of 'Post-Studies'" (Rus)

Xavier Le Torrivellec "Tatars and Bashkirs: A History in the Mirror.
Ethnic Composition, Historiographic Debates, and Political Power in
the Republic of Bashkortostan" (Rus)

Tassadit Yacine "At the Origins of an Unusual Ethno-Sociology" (Rus)

Todd Shepard "Making French and European Coincide: Decolonization and
the Politics of Comparative and Transnational Histories" (Eng)


The Empire of Archives: Call for Papers (Eng/Rus)

Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science

Irina Morozova "Elites, Reforms, and Power Institutions in Soviet
Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia in the 1920-1940s: a Comparative Historical
Analysis" (Eng)

Newest Mythologies
Joseph Crescente "Performing Post-Sovietness: Verka Serdiuchka and the
Hybridization of Post-Soviet Identity in Ukraine" (Eng)



Russian Music, Modernism, and Power

Boris Gasparov, Five Operas and a Symphony: Word and Music in Russian
Culture (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005). xxii+268 pp. Musical
exs., Notes, Index. ISBN: 0-300-10650-5.
Amy Nelson

Amy Nelson, Music for the Revolution: Musicians and Power in Early
Soviet Russia (University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University
Press, 2004). xvi+330 pp., ills. Index. ISBN: 0-271-02369-4 (hardcover
Irina Kotkina

Kiril Tomoff, Creative Union: The Professional Organization of Soviet
Composers, 1939 1953 (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2006).
xiv+321 pp. Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 0-8014-4411-X (hardcover edition).
Serhy Yekelchyk

A. A. Komzolova. Politika samoderzhaviia v Severo-Zapadnom krae v
epokhu Velikikh reform. Moscow: "Nauka," 2005. 383 p., ill. ISBN:
Darius Staliunas

Aziatskaia Rossiia: Liudi I struktury imperii: sbornik nauchnykh
statei. K 50-letiiu so dnia rozhdeniia professor A. V. Remneva / Pod
red. N. G. Suvorovoi. Omsk: Izdatel'stvo Omskogo gosudarstvennogo
universiteta. 2005. 603 p. ISBN: 5-7779-0629-X.
Scott C. Bailey

Susanna Rabow-Edling, Slavo-phile Thought and the Politics of Cultural
Conservatism (Albany, NY: State University of New York Pres, 2006).
vii+183 pp. (=SUNY Series in National Identities). Notes,
Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 0-7914-6693-0 (hardcover edition).
Mikhail Suslov

Frederick C. Corney, Telling October: Memory and the Making of the
Bolshevik Revolution (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press,
2004). xviii+301pp. Notes, Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 0-8014-8931-8
(paperback edition).
Liudmila Novikova

Paul Farmer, Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New
War on the Poor (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003).
xxiv+402 pp. Notes, Bibliography, Index. ISBN 0-520-23550-9.
Andrew Gentes

David L. Ransel, Bozena Shallcross (Eds.), Polish Encounters, Russian
Identity (Bloomington, In: Indiana University Press, 2005). 232 pp.,
ill. Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 0-253-21771-7.
Aleksandra Petukhova

A. V. Bogomolov, S. I. Danilov, I. N. Semivolos, G. M. Iavorskaia.
Islamskaia identichnost' v Ukraine / Tr, from Ukrainian. 2nd Edition.
Kyiv: "Stilos," 2006. 200 p. ISBN: 966-8518-45-4.
Andrew Wilson

I. V. Narskii. Zhizn' v katastrrofe: Budni naseleniia Urala v
1917-1922 gg. Moscow: ROSSPEN, 2001. 632 p. ISBN: 5-8243-0280-4.
Ernest Gyidel

O. E. Kosheleva. Liudi Sankt-Peterburgskogo ostrova Petrovskogo
vremeni.Moscow: OGI, 2004 486 p., ill. ISBN: 5-94282-262-X.
Pavel Chechenkov

Anton Adamovich Da gistoryi belaruskae literatury. Mensk, Z'mitser
Kolas, 2005. 1464 p. Name index. ISBN: 985-90050-3-6.
Aleksandr Gronskii

Linda Murray, Peter Murray, A Dictionary of Christian Art (Oxford and
New York: Oxford University Press, 2004). 658 pp. Bibliography. ISBN:
0-19-860966-3 (paperback edition).
Nikita Khrapunov

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