“With the Tatar Barbarism of Batu:” References to History in Russian Works concerning Napoleon’s Campaign, 1812–1814

My article ”’With the Tatar Barbarism of Batu:’ References to History in Russian Works concerning Napoleon’s Campaign, 1812–1814” has been accepted for publication in Russian History (Brill Academic Publisher) in 2019.

The abstract:

”The invasion of Napoleon’s troops all the way to Moscow in 1812 has been seen as a turning point that accelerated the development of nationalistic thinking in Russia, already burgeoning at the turn of the century. Depictions of the invasion, produced from 1812–1814 indicate that perceptions of the collective past were in a state of both fermentation and formation, together with questions of Russia’s geopolitical position. The authors were leaning simultaneously on the eighteenth-century image of enlightened, imperial and European Russia, and the medieval ideas of religion as the dividing line between “us” and ”them.”