Olga Maiorova. From the Shadow of Empire: Defining the Russian Nation through Cultural Mythology, 1855-1870. Mellon Slavic Studies Initiative Book Series. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2010. xv + 277 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-299-23594-9.
Reviewed by Susan P. McCaffray (University of North Carolina at Wilmington) Published on H-Russia (August, 2011) Commissioned by Teddy J. Uldricks