Review Date:1 Jan 2002
This book aims to explore manifestations of messianic ideas in Russian intellectual thought and to consider their impact on state policies and their popular resonance. Peter Duncan defines messianism as 'the proposition or belief that a given group is in some way chosen for a purpose.
Review Date:1 Dec 2011
Penelope Fitzgerald’s historical novel The Beginning of Spring, set in Moscow in 1913 but written at the height of perestroika, conveys an ambivalence familiar to those of us who spent time there during the Gorbachev years.
Review Date:6 Jul 2017
Russia’s tsars ruled over more Muslims than any other empire in the world.
Imperial Childhoods and Christian Mission: Education and Emotions in South India and Denmark / Karen Vallgårda
Review Date:1 Oct 2015
Though Denmark was once an imperial power, it was only ever a minor one.