Joshua A. Sanborn

Professor of History at Lafayette College. Author of Imperial Apocalypse: The Great War and the Destruction of the Russian Empire (Oxford 2014); and Gender, Sex, and the Shaping of Modern Europe: A History from the French Revolution to the Present Day (co-authored with Annette Timm) (Oxford and New York: Berg, 2007; revised and expanded edition London: Bloomsbury, 2022)


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Decolonizing Russia?

Thoughts and warnings from Russia’s first imperial collapse

The ‘decolonizing’ turn in historiography emphasises culture over politics, overlooking anti-imperialism’s frequent descent into authoritarian nationalism. So how can critical histories of the Russian empire account for nationalist deformations?

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