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How the Russian State Sustained an “Empire of Difference”

Janet M. Hartley— In the late thirteenth century, Muscovy was a small, landlocked principality and a vassal state of the Mongol Empire. By the late the sixteenth century, however, it had experienced an extraordinary expansion of territory under the control of Ivan IV, who styled himself no longer grand prince

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Congratulations to Clare Cavanagh: NBCC Award Finalist

We at YUP would like to wish a hearty congratulations to Clare Cavanagh for becoming a finalist for a 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in the Criticism category. Her “rigorously thoughtful” book, Lyric Poetry and Modern Politics: Russia, Poland, and the West, covers the intersection of poetry, national life,

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