An astonishingly wide-ranging history of Russian nationalism from a pre-eminent scholar of Eastern Europe.
Serhii Plokhy is the Mykhailo Hrushevsky Professor of Ukrainian History at Harvard University and a leading authority on Eastern Europe. His previous books include The Gates of Europe, The Last Empire and Yalta- The Price of Peace.
Lost Kingdom tells the story of how the history of Russia
was being written when that history was being made. . . A
singularly fascinating account of Russian nationalism through the
ages -- Charles Clover * Financial Times *
Brisk and thoughtful, this book could hardly be more timely
-- Dominic Sandbrook * BBC History Magazine *
A sweeping study. . . Not merely an intellectual exercise but one closely linked to contemporary geostrategic debates * Wall Street Journal *
Lost Kingdom is an erudite exploration of the contradictions of Russian nationalism. . . A master historian on top of his game, Serhii Plokhy lays out the challenges this past presents for transforming Russia into a better country for its people and its neighbours -- Odd Arne Westad, author of The Cold War: A World History
In Lost Kingdom, Serhii Plokhy does for Russia what only great historians can do-make the connections between the distant past and vital present feel relevant and alive. . . With Russia everywhere in the news today, and every pundit pretending to be an expert, Lost Kingdom is essential reading for those wishing to understand Russia beyond the headlines -- Garry Kasparov